Skip to main content
Average ER Wait Time as of ... today
Loading
mins
Rose Medical Center Get Directions
Rose Medical Center
Loading
mins
as of ... today

Patient Stories

Back to Listing

Terri  

Terri  
Posted on: 03/01/2016

Procedure: Gastric bypass
Weight lost: 160 pounds

For most of my life, I’ve struggled with my weight. One day, I found myself sitting with my son watching television, and he looked up at me and said, ‘Mommy how did you get so big?’ I could have crawled under the chair we were sitting on.

It was then I knew I had to do something. I logged on to my computer that night and searched for an answer. I found myself watching TV one day when the Oprah Winfrey Show came on, and Carnie Wilson and Randy Jackson were telling their stories about having weight loss surgery. Then, a family friend told me about Dr. Snyder, a bariatric surgeon in Denver.

I remember telling my husband I would rather die than live another six months as a fat person. My body felt like it was falling apart at 305 pounds. Dr. Snyder saved my life. I ended up losing 160 pounds over the next year and a half. I now ride motorcycles, run, and play with my teenage son. I am so thankful to Dr. Snyder, his staff and Rose Medical Center.

Terri  
Posted on: 03/01/2016

View Similar Stories


    COVID-19 Screening Tool