You Are Here: Testimonials » Mrs J, Gastric Banding 28/08/07

Testimonial - Mrs J, Gastric Banding 28/08/07

I first looked at lap banding in January this year (2007) but I did not get a good feeling about any of the companies I saw advertised. I called some though but along with the no confidence feeling, they seemed expensive.

I went on my hols in May - on a Cruise. I love Cruises, but I did put on more weight, so I came back and thought "I really need to do something about it".

I was a good size 12 when younger but put on weight when I developed an under active thyroid - 3 stones in all. I managed to lose it, but I went through a messy divorce and then had a car accident which meant I could not exercise and so I piled on the pounds. I felt so down and also I started to work from home sitting on the computer. Before I knew it I got up to 16st 111/2 lbs.

I used to walk the dogs in morning when no one would see me and in the dark at night.

I tried Weight Watchers, Herbalife and Slimming World, but failed to lose weight.

So, one Monday - you know, the Monday you are going to diet again and break it before lunch - after the May holiday, I searched again on the computer and a company called Cosmetic Bliss came up.

I read the information on the website and thought "this can't be the price" and I read all about the surgery, the doctor, the place etc

I got a nice feeling about it, so I called them.

I got Deborah - she is lovely! She spent so much time explaining - not like other companies, and she said "I'll leave it up to you, but if you decide to fill in the form the Doctor will look it over , you need to meet a certain criteria, they don't just take anyone."

So, I thought about it for a day or two, filled in the form and after a few days Deborah called me to say the Doctor said that I was suitable for it mentally and physically.

So I booked my flight (my lovely partner came with me) and paid the deposit and before I knew it I was there.

Brno is lovely, and cheap too! When we got there we found the hotel was nice and comfortable and for anyone going with you, they do a great breakfast.

I went to hospital the next day (Monday) - a taxi ride away.

I got all my tests done but they found more than I bargain for - a hiatal hernia, an ulcer and kidney stones!!! I know if I had not had the tests done it could have been serious if not found.

I got my operation on the Tuesday. Dr Cierny (who is lovely & speaks good English) treated me for all my other problems no extra cost. When I woke up was a bit sore but no worse than a bad bad period pain. They gave me pain killers. I slept a while, but when I woke up did not feel hungry.

The hospital itself is so clean, and where else would you get a doctor that would come into see you every morning at 7 am, and last thing at night?

I was up and walking on the day of my operation, and got out on the Thursday.

Deborah was there when I was in the clinic, it was great to meet her - a lovely lady. (She called me and has e-mailed to see how I am getting on since I returned home.)

I ate my clear soup etc and did not feel hungry at all. I lost 13 1bs in the first week !!!

I feel great. Every day I know I am losing weight and I now feel positive about the only area in my life that was worrying and depressing me, and if I had not had the op to help me lose my weight, I know I would have just put on more weight still, and the other health problems would have gone undetected and I could have been really ill.

I would recommend it to anyone. The doctor is lovely and so are the nurses. It was an experience - not an ordeal, and an end to me being heavy. I'm looking forward to going back to get my band tightened, and to seeing everyone again - and losing more weight!

This Christmas my partner is going buy me a lovely party dress for his works do. Until now I've hidden under a disgusting baggy thing.

Look out people the old me from my younger days is coming back!!!!

Love to everyone, and thank you all again xxx

Mrs J, Gastric Banding 28/08/07

 

cideval.com
Get slim fast!
Check it!

Customer Comments

The after care that Cosmetic Bliss give is second to none! They not only say they care but they go out of their way to prove they care.

Read more testimonials

Cosmetic and Weight-loss surgery in the Czech Republic