Hi, my name is Randa Summers and I have always been an overweight child. Ever since I was little, that’s all I could remember. Ever since first grade I was bullied quite a lot and food was the way that I turned and that became my addiction.
Up into high school I continued to get bigger and bigger and bigger and I was always the biggest person in class. I went up to 315 pounds.
I was borderline diabetic. I was also having quite a lot of back issues and I was to the point where I couldn’t stand on my feet for more than an hour. My knees would swell because the cartilage was slowly wearing down.
I just remember my mom calling me one day and saying – I heard about this doctor, Dr. Umbach and he does weight loss surgery – and to me it had never been one of those options.
I always thought well, if I wanted to lose the weight I was going to have to workout. Well I couldn’t work out because my knees hurt and there were so many things that were pushing against me, as well as depression and suicidal thoughts. So I just accepted that I was just going to die one day and it was probably going to be from my weight.
My mother continued to talk to me and said “Let’s do it! Let’s do it! It’s time to start living.”
So that’s what we did. Me and my mother, on the same day got the gastric sleeve and now that we’re over a year out, I have lost over 90 pounds and I feel fantastic.
Quite a few of my health issues have gone away. I don’t have high blood pressure anymore. I’m no longer in fear of having diabetes creep up on me and the cartilage in my knees is starting to repair itself slowly, but surely.
I couldn’t have asked for a better journey and I got to do it with my mom.
So if you’re thinking about this, then just know that this is the time. This is the time today to live, because you don’t know how many days you’ve got left and I didn’t know how many days I had and now I know I’m going to be able to live my life.
Blossom Bariatrics is a weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award winning surgeon, Dr. Thomas Umbach, is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health, and live more fulfilling lives by losing their excess weight.
Over the years, Dr. Tom has helped hundreds of patients lose thousands of pounds through the gastric bypass, gastric lap band and gastric sleeve procedures. His patients have truly Blossomed as they have gone on to enjoy the simple pleasures of life again; such as playing with their children or grandchildren, riding a roller coaster for the first time, or starting to date and travel.
Dr. Tom Umbach is a nationally recognized, fellowship-trained Las Vegas bariatric surgery specialist. His gastric bypass practice specializes in both advanced and traditional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures. The bariatric practice delivers outcomes that exceed national averages of weight-management success due to Dr. Umbach’s surgical expertise, compassionate care, and exemplary pre- and post-surgery services.
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