For me, Christmas Day 2012, was the day my life changed!Better than any Christmas present, I came upon Tullia Law ! Feeling at the lowest ebb, Tullia gave me hope. My life was on a downward spiral and I felt I had nothing to live for. In fact, I had to face the reality that if I did not take drastic action soon my future, long or short term, would be grim. I was very, very overweight!
Bariatric surgery!I was very apprehensive about taking that route. I had read every diet book and tried every diet.
- Nothing worked – not for long anyway!
- Should I spend money looking for a remedy!
- Could I, should I, trust a lady whom I’d never met, with a considerable amount of my money?
- Would I be able to cope in a hospital where I could not speak the language?
- What if it all went wrong?
Procrastination is the thief of time! I just had to get on and do what I had to do – no more dithering!The wheels were soon in motion once I had made my decision and had told Tullia that I wanted to come to France to have sleeve gastrectomy. Looking back now, making that decision was the hardest part of the whole process but is one that I shall never regret. I was a classic candidate for developing diabetes, I had breathing difficulties and my mobility was poor. I needed help in order to manage my daily life and I was registered disabled. Things could not get much worse at the very time I had begun retirement and should have been looking forward to a life without work and all the stresses which went with it. Within weeks of having gastric sleeve surgery I felt like a different person!
- The weight dropped off me.
- I was able to take back my independence.
- I no longer felt so depressed.
- I could walk more comfortably without feeling pain and becoming breathless.
- I began to enjoy life again the more weight I lost.
I managed to lose seven stone!I was able to start making plans for my future! Tullia tracked my progress, and continued to encourage me – this, together with comments from family and friends, indicating that they could see a change in me, spurred me on. In the past, when they said that I was ‘looking well’, I took it as a euphemism for, ‘ You’ve put more weight on!’ From time to time, my weight fluctuated – sometimes my weight went up, sometimes I didn’t lose any. I became very disheartened, but somehow I managed to keep going. I managed to lose seven stone and I am working on losing more. I was able to go on my very first cruise and went to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Reaching the southern tip of South America, I realised that I was only two hundred miles from the South Pole! I was determined to go there! Last Christmas I went on an expedition ship down to Antarctica – what a fantastic experience that was! To fully appreciate this amazing place, we need to leave the ship and get into zodiacs – now that would have been an impossibility before I had a gastric sleeve! There was food, plenty of it, on board the expedition ship – you couldn’t get away from it! It was not a problem for me though – in fact I managed to lose weight! I have already booked to go on an expedition to the Arctic in the coming year and again I will need to be able to get in to zodiacs if I am to appreciate exploring Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard Right inside the Arctic Circle. After that, there are still plenty of places on my ‘to do’ list.
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