Michael’s Weight Loss Story
I was fifty-five years old, morbidly obese, facing a shortened lifespan and as a physician I should have known better. Yet the Demon of Obesity had had me in its terrible grip for most of my life. Two years ago, I had an epiphany when a new patient, a remarkable young woman, shared her weight loss story with me. She had been a successful recipient of a gastric band and then maintained her new, perfect weight for over five years. More importantly, she shared with me the fact that food no longer controlled her.