It might sound cliche but New Leaf and Dr Hrubý have changed my life. I have always been able to lose weight but have never been able to maintain that weight loss. I went to Turnov for a gastric plication, in June 2013 at just over 19st and since then I have never looked back! The first 48hrs post surgery were tough as I suffered badly with nausea and vomiting, however I couldn’t have wished for better care!
“I went to Turnov for a gastric plication, in June 2013 at just over 19st and since then I have never looked back! “
The nurses were on hand 24/7 to comfort me and provide the medications I needed in a very timely manner. I can’t emphasise enough just how loving and caring the staff were towards me.
When I arrived home from Turnov I was faced with devastating family news that would become my focus for the next 6 months. To be honest I look back and I don’t know how I got through this time in my life! What I do know though, is that I couldn’t have done it without my wrap and the unfaltering support that I found on the patients support group! Had I have been given this news before my wrap surgery I would have gotten through this time by smothering my emotions with food and lots of it!! However, having had my wrap I was able to remain in control of my emotional eating and actually deal with my emotions! A total first for me!
Now just over two years post weight loss surgery and 6 weeks post abdominoplasty, having lost 7 stone altogether and 5 stone post weight loss surgery, I can finally say I am becoming happy with the person that I am. The surgery has not only forced me to tackle my obesity, but has made me deal with many psychological and emotional aspects of my life that were out of kilter too and for that I am forever grateful!!