“The Surgical Weight Management Program at Catawba Valley Medical Center changed my life for the better. Because of my weight, I had bad knee problems, worsening asthma, and rising blood pressure and cholesterol. I used to get really down about my weight and didn’t want to do a lot of things. But now, I can do more because I’m healthier. I can walk miles without being out of breath, and I can spend more time with my nieces and nephews.
“When the folks at CVMC asked me if I would do this again, I said, ‘Yes! Of course I would!’ I couldn’t imagine not doing it. It’s hard work, and it’s not an easy way out. But you can succeed if you have the right tools, and that’s exactly what you get from CVMC. I really love them for what they’ve helped me accomplish.”
Started at 240 lbs.
At 124 lbs. one year later