Hi, I’m Tami Vanderheiden. I had my lap band surgery done on March 21, 2012 and it was the best thing I could have done for myself.
The staff at Dr. Umbach’s office, including Dr. Umbach, has gone way above and beyond to make sure that I felt comfortable with the decisions that I have made. They have always been there to answer all my questions.
There have been no issues, but I am sure if there was, I am sure that we could get them resolved immediately or right away.
I do believe that this is the best thing I could have done for myself, along with my family.
I am two weeks postop and I have lost approximately 20 pounds. I am very excited. I know that the weight loss will probably slow down of course and I won’t be losing 20 pounds a week, but I didn’t put it on overnight and I am not going to take it off overnight.
So I am very excited. I’ve got myself and my family, we all went and joined a gym and we are going to start exercising as of this evening.
I hope to be able to give everybody, or anybody that needs any advice, or encouragement, to know that they are not alone. It is one of the best decisions that you are going to be able to make for yourself and for your life.
I consider myself as having a brand new birth date, as of my lap band surgery date. So I feel like now I have two birthdays and my new birthday is again on the 21st of March and I look forward to watching myself melt away.
I don’t know how fast that will be, but eventually, I do know that I will get down to where I need to be, my goal weight. What that is I am not really sure, but we will definitely get there.