Life before surgery –
I’d battled with my weight since puberty. I didn’t go swimming or on beach holidays. I didn’t go on girls’ nights out. I didn’t have photos taken, and I’d been single most of my life, thinking I wasn’t good enough for anybody. I spent the best part of 20 years dieting.
My Tonic experience –
I chose Tonic because they were competitive on price and they handled my queries with the utmost professionalism. They put me straight through to the consultant.
The aftercare programme, and specifically the physical education they offered, was fantastic.
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Life after surgery –
I have gone through a complete transformation, losing more than 6 stone in 2 years.
My advice to someone would be to do it. What I have saved in unnecessary food has paid for it already.
I think to myself, why didn’t I do this 10 years ago? It really is a life-changing experience.