Who would have thought 70 pounds would not only change your life but save it. That is what the Gastric Sleeve has done for me. My doctor called me a triple threat meaning I had the big 3, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and of course diabetes 2. The last A1C reading I had before Dr. Nicholson did my sleeve was an 11.8, my blood sugar was 300 daily. I was on 4 different medicines for my diabetes 2 injection and 2 oral medicines, all at the highest dosage, and with high blood pressure and cholesterol pill daily. I had to go on a leave of absence right before I decided to do the sleeve due to my health. My doctor told me I must have the sleeve because my kidney was starting to become damaged due to diabetes. I could not fight having the surgery anymore and had to do it.

I don’t like hospitals and hate to go under so I had been fighting my doctor for about a year. Once I got it in my head that I could die due to my health I went to see Dr. Nicholson. He and his staff were great and my surgery went very well. As of today I have lost 70 pounds, down from a size 22 to a size 12. My blood pressure and cholesterol is normal and I’m off of the medicine, also I’ve gone from 4 medicines for my diabetes to 1 – and it’s the lowest dosage available. My last A1C reading was a 6.1 which is normal; I have not had a normal blood sugar reading in over 15 years. My doctor said if my next A1C is normal she will take me off the last pill that I take for diabetes and I will be medicine free. I just want to thank Dr. Nicholson for this fresh start in my life with good health. I’m very blessed to still be here after all the years of bad health I took my body through due to my weight.

~ Tonyah