Taking Care of Myself for My KidsDanielle’s Weight Loss Surgery
Danielle wakes up every morning and takes care of her two toddlers, Ava and Antonio. She spends the day with them reading books, finishing puzzles, and doing preschool activities at home. Then, to help pay the bills, Danielle also works at night. After a few hours of sleep, the process starts all over again. Danielle felt constant exhaustion and struggled to do simple daily tasks and keep up with her kids, because of her weight.
“I was unhappy with many aspects of my life and started having medical problems because I kept putting on weight. I thought to myself, ‘I’m twenty-nine and twice the size I should be.’ I’ve always struggled with constant hunger as long as I can remember. I wasn’t taking care of myself, and I couldn’t keep up with my kids or give them the care that they deserve.
“I had tried several diets and adjusted what I was eating, but I was never able to conquer my hunger. I decided that if I could find a way to not feel so unsatisfied all the time, that I could have a real chance to be the mother and wife my family deserves.”
“Daniela was not only my patient care specialist, she was my fairy godmother and a wonderful mentor! She went above and beyond in every aspect of the process. I cannot speak highly enough of her. She made it as positive and optimistic as possible, and was able to convey empathy and care through all messages.”
“It’s been amazing. Since the surgery, my sleep has gotten better, which makes my brain function better, which makes my mood better. I’m able to accomplish more and can move around so much easier. I feel happy again, and I owe it all to Carrum Health.”