"Thank you Dr. Neil, for giving me the 'tools' to lose the weight and the courage and the confidence to be me."
After several months of researching weight loss surgeries and reading about the kind that was being offered at Fairfield County Bariatrics, I chose to attend a seminar at Norwalk hospital in January 2009 which further solidified my decision to move forward with the surgery on July 6th, 2009. I chose Dr. Neil Floch because during the seminar he made me feel comfortable with the answers he provided to my questions. I couldn't be happier with my decision to have him as my surgeon. I love him, and his staff is well trained in this field. Since my surgery, I have referred many of my friends to Dr. Floch. Several have gone on to have surgery, or are taking the final steps towards it.
Before surgery, my life wasn't like it is today. I suffered from sleep apnea, high blood pressure and a laundry list of others issues. I wasn't motivated, and at the time I felt I wasn't being a good mom to my son; who is very active. Friends would ask me to go out to places with them and I would decline because I wasn't comfortable in my own skin. When it came to taking photos, I would stand in the back and hide myself. I didn't want anyone to capture the true me.
My son was going to begin Pre-K in the fall of 2009 and I was afraid that I was going to be judged by other parents for being so morbidly obese. As the school year began the weight started to come off and I was able to be active with my son. I have built beautiful friendships with the parents of my son's classmates which has only made me stronger with my new confidence.
My life today is so different than when I began this journey in 2009. I can run with my son and play all of the sports with him. Saturdays begin with karate, soccer, and hockey, and somehow we always find ourselves at a birthday party for a classmate, or on a playdate later on in the day. I don't have to sit on the sidelines or hide from the other parents. I lead the cheering section at the games. I can shop in regular stores and feel comfortable with looking in the mirror. For the first time in many years, I am wearing skirts again. I always hid behind pants and long tops. Now I go out with my friends for those "girls night out" and I am the first one to be in the photos with family and friends.
Disclaimer: All before and after photos on our website show real patients who have lost weight through Fairfield County Bariatrics. These results are typical but not guaranteed. Your individual results will vary in terms of weight loss amount and duration to achieve the weight loss.