dr. almanza saved my life on 8-1-13 *

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  • Name: johanna
  • Age: 61
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: August 1st, 2013
  • Testimonial date: September 8th, 2014
  • Surgeon: Dr. Almanza
I am a stess eater. a sad eater. a happy eater and so it goes. I could consume thousands of calories and not be aware of it because I would zone out. I had become so fat I could not put my shoes on without holding my breath.
I was fat and miserable and felt hopeless.
dr. almanza performed a GVS on me a year ago. I've lost 86 pounds and I feel like me again. this is not the easy way out as some would say. the surgery is a tool with which you take control of your eating habits and change them for good.
there were times I regretted having it done. there were times of depression and sadness as I said good bye to my old habits and actually me. these emotions are normal. like losing a friendship that wasn't good for you in the first place.
had I not had this surgery, I'd be 86 pounds heavier by now.
I got the best medical care. I was given better care than I ever got in Major Hospitals in Los Angeles.
food has a whole new meaning to me. my happiness and health come first and food is nourishment for my body-not a companion to make it through it through rough times.
thank you dr. almanza for saving my life.
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