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Patient Highlight: Stormy B.

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 8:17 AM by Iowa Weight Loss Specialists

Suffering from high blood pressure, Type 1 Diabetes, heart problems and acid reflux, Stormy decided it was time to make a change in her life. In June of 2015 she decided to have a vertical sleeve gastrectomy at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists.


Since her surgery last June, she has lost 134 pounds* and lives a new, healthier lifestyle. We asked her a few questions about her experience. Check out what she has to say:


Since your vertical sleeve gastrectomy, in which conditions or diseases have you seen a change?

Since surgery, I no longer take blood pressure medicine. My insulin intake has gone down tremendously as well. My a1c went from a 7.7 to 7.1. I no longer have heart issues and my acid reflux is gone.


What kinds of things are you able to do now that before the surgery were difficult or impossible?    

I am now able to tighten the seat belt on the airplane. I climbed the Mayan Ruins on vacation last week and I would not have been able to do that before! Before surgery I was barely able to walk upstairs or exercise. Now I am running and exercising almost every day.


Besides the external changes you have experienced, how has the surgery altered your outlook on life and your relationships?  

I have experienced people not recognizing me at all! I have a distinct voice, so people say things like “I recognized your voice, but I couldn’t tell it was you!” My family is proud of the hard work I am putting in to make my life healthier.


What would you say about Dr. Eibes and the Iowa Weight Loss Specialists team?  

The team was, and is still, so supportive. Belmond Hospital couldn’t have been a better place to have a surgery. They treated me like royalty!


Read more about Stormy's weight loss journey. If you're ready to make a change, we can help. Register for a free informational class to learn more about our weight loss programs, to meet our team and have your questions answered.


*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

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