Tag Archives: Gastric Bypass

Before surgery I was 298 lbs. I’m only 5’4″ so that was a lot of weight to carry around. I was extremely inactive. I didn’t have the energy or motivation to do anything. I was living on the sidelines. I had asthma, my back and knees hurt, my blood pressure was steadily going up and I was being treated for depression. My 7-year-old son was missing out because I just couldn’t get around to do anything with him. My relationship with my husband was in turmoil. He was unhappy with the way I looked and so was I. I wanted to be the fun active mom and wife my family needed me to be. [Read more]

Hello, my name is Jessie. I’m 26 years old and spent the majority of my life overweight and unhappy with myself. I was a borderline diabetic with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. When I was 24 I got pregnant with my daughter Lillian. I wasn’t supposed to be able to have children and at 305lbs I wasn’t at a safe weight to carry her. She was born 14 weeks premature because of my PCOS and my weight. We spent 3 months in the hospital with her not sure if she was going to survive. Thankfully she did survive and with no complications, our little miracle baby! That was my turning point. My weight could have caused us to lose our little blessing and that almost killed me. I started looking into the gastric bypass process right away. I did a lot of research and all of my hard work lead me to the same place – Taylor Bariatric Institute. [Read more]

Hi my name is Kelly and I am 23 years old. I had my Roux en Y gastric bypass at the Taylor Bariatric Institute with Dr. Taylor in July 2009, and must say that it was the best decision I have ever made for myself. Like many others on here I struggled with my weight my entire life, going on fad diets, trying to make lifestyle changes, seeing dieticians, and had even been put on diet pills by my family doctor. In the grade 11 of high school I weighed my highest of 315 lbs. Over the next few years I had managed to take off over 40 lbs, however in the last year or two the weight returned as it always seemed to. [Read more]