I was always a person that took care of their health and was skinny. After 3 pregnancies and moving countries I changed my eating habits and I started gaining weight, especially after the pandemic. I never thought that bariatric surgery was for me, until I realized that I couldn’t lose weight with all the traditional methods. With the extra weight I also started having a lot of negative thoughts about myself and my image. I knew I had to make a decision to change. My friend, who had gotten a gastric sleeve, referred me to Dr. Chad Carlton. With only one appointment I knew that he was the one, I did not go to any other doctor. My pre-op experience was easy and simple. And my post-op experience was incredible, no pain whatsoever. I wandered to myself if they had really operated on me. The first few days I felt very low energy, but other than that I felt great. The first three months I lost half of the weight I needed to lose, always following Dr. C’s instructions. Changing to a healthy lifestyle positively altered my physical and mental health. All I want to say to anyone reading this is to not doubt it, the only thing you’re losing is weight.