Maegan lost 150 pounds in 1 year after the Gastric Sleeve Procedure.
Maegan’s advice to people considering weight loss surgery:
“Talk to your doctor and find out what surgery is right for you. It was the best decision I have ever made.”
How was your experience with your Patient Care Manager?
From the first phone call to my first appointment Dr. Dirk’s staff was amazing. My situation was different not only because I am a minor but also because I live 4 hours away from Dr. Dirk and his staff. My Mom was able to coordinate everything with the patient coordinator with ease. My Mom said it was like the staff was working for us.
How was your experience with your doctor?
The experience with Dr. Dirk was amazing. He made me feel special. He helped me understand that my condition was not my fault. He explained everything to me about the procedure he felt was best for me. He encouraged me to ask questions and made me feel very comfortable. Because I was under the age of 18, Dr. Dirk made sure my parents also understood that my condition was not their fault either. He gave my parents time to ask any questions they had. He wanted them to feel as comfortable about me having surgery as he could. My Mom researched several different options and was glad we found Dr. Dirk and his staff. The one thing I love about Dr. Dirk is that he treats you like his friend. You can call him anytime for any question and he is always glad you called and happy to answer you.
Before surgery I was withdrawn and did not participate in school activities unless my Mom made me. It was hard for me to do things that my peers did because of my size. I just wanted to go to school and come home. I would act like nothing was wrong but was crying inside. I was bullied and picked on by my peers. I found that even people that I thought were my friends would talk about me behind my back and make fun of me and my size. I wanted to be a normal teenager and do what normal teenagers do. I wanted to be asked to dances, asked to parties, asked to hang out. But instead I sat in my room.
I am happy! I love my new self. I enjoy being around others. I don’t care what people think about me because I know that I am beautiful. I am still the same person inside and now the world wants to meet me. I love it. I enjoy doing things with my friends. I love to shop, go to the movies, and drive around with the top down on my car. I love it when people look at me now and I don’t think about them making fun of me anymore.
I love shopping. I do not have to go to larger size clothing stores. I can walk into any store and buy anything I like.
Listen to more of Maegan’s story by watching the video below.
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