"I am 6 months post op and have lost 6 1/2 of my 9 stone goal...I am 29 this year and feel like I’m just starting my best life now"

Hayley’s Weight Loss Story

Life Before Surgery

My biggest weight was at the start of my LRD which was 20.02 stone and I was wearing clothes in sizes 22-24. Life was miserable and so restricted! I suffered for a long time with my back, resulting in being on a lot of high pain killers that ended up numbing my mood/emotions. I also had a lot of time off work due to my back.

My personal life probably did get affected! Luckily I have an amazing fiancé who loves me for me and had stuck by me through everything but being so unhappy in myself I definitely held back a lot!! I tried Orlistat, slimming world, even making myself sick to lose weight with no success.

 

My Tonic Experience 

I went for the gastric sleeve as for me I wanted something non reversible My surgeon Mr Awad was the perfect surgeon who I will ever be in debt to! Tonic was insane! They got me in within a couple of weeks, the contact was regular and thorough.

Immediately post op the nurses are in contact with you straight away, Debbie rang me daily for nearly 2 weeks and then left her phone number open for me when ever I needed it. Harry the PT introduced himself pre and post surgery and then properly got in touch at 6 weeks. Every month at minimum I have had emails to check I’m okay and if I need any support. It’s made me feel well looked after!

 

Life after surgery

I am 6 months post op and have lost 6 1/2 of my 9 stone goal 🤯 

I regret not doing it sooner! I actually have a life now that doesn’t involve being in severe pain everyday 24 hours a day! I am back at the gym which I have always loved but my increase in weight caused my back to get worse which prevented me from going. I’m also able to walk my dogs 5 miles a day with no issues!

I am 29 this year and feel like I’m just starting my best life now 😁😍 

I 10000% recommend Tonic, I went with tonic initially because their aftercare package was the best I had found and they have not disappointed in the slightest!