I had a gastric sleeve with Tonic Surgery a year ago and lost 8 stone I feel amazing!
Life Before Surgery
Before surgery I couldn’t cope with doing anything strenuous and I couldn’t spend time with my children in the way I wanted to. My eating was out of control and I had been yo-yoing. I’ve been every size of clothes you can think of, ranging from a size 4 to 20. I got into an unhealthy cycle of binging and emotionally eating, it really impacted my weight and overall health. This directly impacted by job, my life and I lost all my happiness.
My Tonic Experience
I researched every company in England and I’m very thorough. What stood out to me about Tonic, is that it wasn’t a get you in the door, do the surgery and get you out the door. It’s an on-going relationship with a team that works with you to keep you on track. If you are an emotional eater and/or have a food addiction, you have access to regular psychological appointments with a professional . This is something you cannot get on the NHS or nip to talk to your GP about. The fact I have that service through having my bariatric surgery is phenomenal and you can’t put a price on it.
Life after Surgery
A year out from surgery, I’m a completely different person. Last year my body fat percentage was in the morbidly obese category. Now I’m in the healthy weight category. Previously, I couldn’t get through a spin class. Now I could go on back-to-back classes if I wanted to. I couldn’t go on long dog walks before. Now I could walk for days. I would always have joint problems in my knees, hips and back. After surgery that’s all gone. I cannot explain in words how grateful I am for this opportunity, it makes me emotional. It has completely turned my life around and given me and my children a second chance to create memories and have fun together. It’s all thanks to Tonic.