"I always felt that people were looking at me all the time. There were things I could not do, especially with my kids. We went to playland, but mommy couldn't go on the rides. That kind of stuff, and it really used to break my heart."
I heard good things about Dr. Neil Floch, and when I met him I felt very comfortable. I thought he was very knowledgeable about the procedures, and I liked his whole program. I had heard about him through word of mouth, some friends, and then I went on the website.
The office staff is terrific. Everyone is very helpful and very responsive. Dr. Floch is great and very personable.
He answered all of my questions, even the silly ones without making me feel uncomfortable. He's a great guy. I love him a lot.
Life before surgery was much harder. It was physically difficult to move around. Everything hurt. My back hurt. My knees hurt, and I was too young to be having all of those aches and pains. Emotionally, every time I went someplace I always felt like I was the biggest person there. I always felt that people were looking at me all of the time. There were things I could not do, especially with my kids. We went to playland, but mommy couldn't go on the rides. That kind of stuff, and it really used to break my heart.
Now I actually joined the Y and go swimming in front of other people, not just in my backyard in front of my family. I don't have my aches and pains like I used to. I can sleep well now, and the feeling that I am not the biggest person is coming. That whole body image thing is an adjustment, but when I see a picture, its like, "Wow I really see a big difference." Shopping in different stores for regular size clothing now is very, very rewarding. I'm excited about it because I'm open to so many different things I could wear. But it's strange too. It's a whole different experience. I love it. I think its great.
My husband is very proud of me now, and is very supportive.
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.