Hattie describes how she feels when looking at old photographs of herself when she was obese and how her health improved after gastric bypass surgery.
I can’t believe it’s me. I asked my family, why didn’t you guys tell me because I couldn’t see it. I knew I was overweight, but I guess I just couldn’t see it.
I started out with high blood pressure; that has improved very much, no medications. I had back pain, my breasts were very large, shoulder-neck pain, ankles, feet–everything hurt. I could hardly walk. I could not walk a long distance. I was very short-breathed.
Now, like I said, I am very physically fit. I can run, walk, climb stairs, do anything that I want to do now, not limited, ride on a roller coaster.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Dramatic Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Healthy Eating Habits, Nutrition