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"I feel incredible! The old me is back, my confidence has soared and I feel like myself again...I am currently 14st 6lbs and in a dress size 12/14. 83lbs lost so far! I am only 6 months post op and still have the opportunity to lose more during the next 6 months!"

Harriets Weight Loss Story

Life Before surgery

Before surgery I weighed in at 20st 5lbs and a dress size 18/20.I used to be comfortable in my own skin, i was slim previously, but I was in several toxic relationships and was an emotional eater. I gained weight fast! I had lost my self confidence and feeling of self worth, allowing myself into these toxic situations. I never felt good enough for anyone.  I joined slimming world 6 times, I’d lose 3 stone and then put it back on again when taking breaks like holidays or other life plans that got in the way.  I knew a gastric sleeve was the only way to help me as I couldn’t bear to lose only 3 stone again and it never be enough for me to be happy mentally or physically. During lockdown I was isolated and felt alone, I also have a child with ADHD and life was very busy homeschooling ‘and clearly snacking’ 

My Tonic Experience

I called tonic for a consultation and one was arranged with Mr Awad. From the moment I spoke with Mr Awad I felt reassured, and that I was in safe hands and could tell he was passionate about his work. He went through everything step by step with me. A few weeks later, I had a few more questions so he made another consultation appointment to speak to me and was happy to answer all of my queries and put my mind at rest. I paid the balance the following day, as I felt comfortable I was making the right decision. It was a no brainier for me,  

I had a gastric sleeve. Mr Awad and Tonic were amazing throughout, always remaining professional, kind, and informative. I didn’t feel like “a fat person being judged” like I felt I was by the whole world by the way I looked and felt. They knew exactly how much this can change peoples lives for the better. Mr Awad was such a lovely man, from speaking to him on the phone to meeting him on the morning of my surgery I knew I was in the best possible hands! 

Daily calls with the nurse following discharge from hospital, coordinator check ins to see how I’m getting on every few weeks or so, and they’re always at the end of the phone or a prompt email reply! They are all so lovely and friendly and nothing is ever too much. 

Life after surgery

I am currently 14st 6lbs and in a dress size 12/14.  83lbs lost so far. I am only 6 months post op and still have the opportunity to lose more during the next 6 months or so which I’m really looking forward to. 

I feel incredible! The old me is back, my confidence has soared and I feel like myself again. Before I was always exhausted, now i make time for the gym something I never did before and I’m really enjoying it! I do classes 3 times a week! It has changed my life in so many ways, I can run around with my 6 year old without getting out of breath!! 

I highly recommend Tonic, I researched other companies when looking into having WLS but Tonic stood out with me, I felt comfortable with them, my surgeon, the aftercare which is amazing, something a lot of other companies were not offering, the thought of having someone to call or email if I had any problems is so reassuring!