Life before surgery –
Before surgery, I was 18st 5lb and a dress size 18–20. I had tried all weight loss diets and I was so unhappy that I never wanted to go out. My health was really bad, and I’ve been living with a damaged lung and steroids, antibiotics and painkillers every day of my life.
My Tonic experience –
My experience was exceptional: 200 out of 200 from start to finish. I had a bypass and during surgery, Tonic went above and beyond. I cannot recommend them enough. My surgeon was Mr Awad, and he was such a gentleman. He listened to me and explained everything so that I fully understood what was going to happen and what to expect. I cannot recommend him enough either. Without the Tonic Aftercare Team, I could not have done this alone – from my personal nurse, Becky, and my dietitian, Becci, who always answered my messages and rang me weekly just to reassure me that I was doing okay, to Harry, the personal trainer, who again was always on call if needed. Nothing was ever too much trouble and I believe without all this, my success would not have been possible.
Life after surgery –
I have lost 10 stone! Now I have no medication whatsoever and my lung is no longer a problem. I swim 5x a week and run 3x a week (which I haven’t done for over 20 years!) and love life every single day instead of hiding away all the time. I feel that I have been given a new life. I love being out! I love getting dressed up! I just love every day! I never ever had my photo taken and I missed out on so many years worth of memories, but now I’m forever taking photos and love it. I am so confident and haven’t been this happy for 20-plus years, and everyone that knows me notices and says they can all see the happiness in my smile. Tonic has changed my life forever and I am so grateful!
Tonic, you are all amazing – every single member of staff – and I would recommend you 10,000 per cent. Your patient care goes above and beyond and the aftercare is the best that I believe anyone could ever give. I am now waiting for cosmetic surgery and will be using Tonic again without doubt. Thank you, Tonic!