Before surgery i was 21 and 1/2 stone.
I was in a really dark place, dreaded leaving the house. I was in pain all the time with my back, knees and ankles.
It’s not until the weight started to drop off I realised just how dark life had gotten for me. I was in a downward spiral of depression and I didn’t even realise. I wouldn’t let my husband near me. I would never go out with friends, I dreaded family parties/activities and always watched my children and husband having fun from the sidelines.
My Tonic Experience
The aftercare at Tonic is fab. I get regular emails asking how I am doing and if I have any issues or need any advice, I know I can just drop the team a text or call them and they’ll be there to help.
Life after Surgery
My children are 12, 11 and 4 and I have done more this past year with them that I ever have been able to do before. We’ve swam, gone on rollercoasters together and I took them abroad for the first time. My relationship with my husband was always good but it is now amazing.
I have lost 8st 3lb.
I can walk at a good pace without getting tired, run after the children. I sleep better. My energy levels have improved immensely, I have just signed up to the gym and I’ve taken up horse riding! I haven’t ridden since I was a kid.
My advice to someone considering surgery would be to do it! It is the hardest thing I have ever done but most definitely the most rewarding decision I’ve ever made, just ask my kids. Just wish I had made this decision 10 years ago.