Tim's Weight Loss Surgery Success Story
Lost 120 Pounds
On October 6, 2006 I had my annual physical with my doctor. Although hypertension and diabetes had yet to find me, at 340 pounds, I was obese.
As a paramedic, I spend my days caring for patients of all types; with all complaints. My weight made my daily activities very difficult and I missed events and opportunities with family and friends. I made my appointment with Dr. Chae and my surgery was December 4, 2006. The kindness and skilled hands of Dr. Chae, combined with the mentoring Of Kelly Elliot, helped me just run past my third anniversary. I have separated myself from 120 pounds. I find new personal and professional opportunities almost every day. I now enjoy exploring parts of Colorado my weight previously hid from me.
I have found the path of weight loss includes daily challenges as well. Old eating habits die hard. I knew and lived the stereotyping of obesity. Oddly, I continue to be challenged by some around me suddenly threatened by my weight loss. Negative people and ideas are around every corner. The world is ours when we take back control of our lives.
I owe my success to Dr. Chae, Kelly, my family, friends and, most of all, my friends from the Sky Ridge Support group. I feel I am just following their plan.
Thank you for your support of any friend traveling the path of weight loss. It is said it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes a support group to lose weight after surgery.