Sonia met with Dr. Byrne of the MUSC Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program in January of 2017. She had been thinking about weight loss surgery for about 5 years. She had tried multiple diets and multiple medications, but just wasn’t seeing long-term results. That is when Sonya decided that she needed a different “tool” and surgery was the right tool for her! Sonya had the Sleeve Gastrectomy on April 18th, 2017 and couldn’t be happier. See her comments below:
"Over the past 2 years, I have lost (and maintained!) 80 pounds. I am now preparing for the final phase of this journey, which is excess skin removal! I am finally able to be the mom to my kids that they deserve. Because I had weight loss surgery, the quality of my life improved, and my husband and I finally felt confident enough to explore a dream of ours: becoming a foster family! We have been able to help 9 beautiful children this past year. Thank you to the MUSC Weight Loss Surgery family for helping me remember life is so amazing worth living again!"