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  • Name: Tammy Wood
  • Age: 40
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: July 17th, 2012
  • Testimonial date: August 12th, 2013
  • Surgeon: Dr. Almanza
I was at a point in my life where change was happening quicker than I would have ever wanted. I was married to the love of my life of seventeen years and we were blessed with five children. I found out I was pregnant again with our sixth baby. We decided this was our last child and that I was going to concentrate on getting back in shape and back to my pre-pregnancy weight.

Then the unthinkable happened. My husband was killed at work, leaving me four months pregnant with five of our children to raise alone. It was a hell I would never want to wish on anyone. After delivery, raising the baby, trying to stay sane, going through such a huge loss and a massive added responsibility I finally looked in the mirror at myself. I was 235 pounds, swollen, battered by depression, loss, slow metabolism, and poor eating habits. I forgot about me, about my health. I wanted to be here for my kids, to run and play with them, go to the beach and feel confident.

I decided to get the gastric sleeve surgery. After much decision, and studying, I went with Dr. Almanza. On July 17th was the beginning of my new journey. I had no complications, recovery was very easy, and by the time I had gotten home, I was already down 12 pounds.

It is now August 2013, a little more than a year later. I am 127 pounds! I am in a size 4 ! I was a size 18. I feel like a new woman, over 100 pounds lighter and I feel fantastic. I joined a womens soccer team, I am running 5 km a day now. Life has definatley turned around for me.
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