Weight Loss Success Story Shelby Laxton

Describe your life before you had Weight Loss Surgery.

“Before surgery, my weight stopped me from so much. I wasn’t able to enjoy life. I was miserable. I couldn’t be the mom or wife that I wanted to be. I was held back by my weight and the inability to participate in activities with my kids. I was constantly out of breath! The biggest frustration for me was not being able to enjoy the outdoors like I always have, rollercoasters, ying comfortably. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and nothing would help”

How long were you considering Weight Loss Surgery before you came in?

“I was scheduled for VSG December, 2018, and then I made the decision to switch jobs. This was the biggest defeat for me. I wanted it so bad and it was so close. After 2 years of waiting, I made the decision to do it all over again, and then BAM. Work was in the way again. After everything settled down, I was just over it and I made the decision to go for it, and everything was processed and done within about 6 months!”

What was it like to work with our team?

“The beginning was stressful but not in a bad way. Just getting started was hard. Working with the WW team made everything so much easier. I was always in the loop and if I ever had any questions, I was given an immediate and heartfelt response. My patient advocate, Tina, has been the biggest blessing to me throughout this entire journey”

Describe your life now, after Weight Loss Surgery:

“Life after WLS has been hard. It has been an amazing experience and honestly I feel like I had a textbook recovery. I love that I am able to do whatever I want. I can try on clothes without getting overwhelmed and emotional. I can fly comfortably, I can ride rollercoasters, I can run again, and I can be with my family in the moments that count.”

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