Jackie’s Story – UNC Weight Loss Surgery

Jackie struggled with weight from a young age. Her weight made it difficult to participate in every day activities. After undergoing bariatric surgery at UNC, Jackie found her catalyst for a healthier life.

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Jackie’s Story – UNC Weight Loss Surgery

Jackie struggled with weight from a young age. Her weight made it difficult to participate in every day activities. After undergoing bariatric surgery at UNC, Jackie found her catalyst for a healthier life.

I was always kind of an overweight child, but as I got older my weight really started to affect me, especially when I was 20 years old. I was really having trouble getting around.

I had a lot of medical problems—diabetes, cholesterol issues and high blood pressure—and my knees were bad and my feet hurt all the time. I just felt like my body wasn’t functioning very well.

I did not want to live like this anymore. I wanted to be able to play with my nieces and nephews and do things without feeling like I can’t do them because of my weight.

My doctor suggested that I consider bariatric surgery. After doing some research and talking with friends who had the surgery, I decided this was the right decision for me.

I’m so glad that I did it! The UNC Weight Loss Surgery Center made it easy for me, and they have been there for me every step of the way, even after surgery when they have continued to follow up with me on a regular basis, which has been a.

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