Transformation Stories

Transformation Stories: Chandria

Apr 06, 2021

Life Before Surgery

“I’m a single mom of one son. After my divorce, I devoted all of my time to making sure my son was well taken care of, but in the process, I neglected myself. When my son graduated from high school, I decided to focus on getting my life back. My family has a history of high blood pressure and diabetes, and these are ailments I didn’t want. I had previously looked into having surgery but opted to try and do it on my own. But I found this task to be difficult, my eating habits were trash and physical activity was often a chore because the weight caused joint pain. Illness in late 2018, early 2019 had me at my heaviest of 315 pounds, mind you, I’m only 5’4. I reconsidered and decided to make a go at surgery.”

The Nicholson Clinic Experience

“My initial consultation was uneventful, as I had done the research and some of the surgery prerequisites previously before moving to Texas. Dr. Nick and the staff made the experience not only informative but eased my mind to no end. The entire process was so easy. The information provided during the process helped me to think of food differently and redirect my mind to a healthier lifestyle. I also think the process was somewhat easy, because I was READY for a change. Post-op was probably a little different for me than most because my process was in the midst of COVID. The staff kept in contact with me and was available to answer any questions or concerns. Dr. Nick and his staff are exceptional in how they cared for me.”

Life After Surgery

“Many think weight loss surgery is the easy way out, this is far from the truth. The process is more mental than anything. Not only has my journey been physical, but it has been emotional, in that I never realized how much I had neglected myself. It has also been spiritual in that I realized that I was made unique and that my journey is for me and me only. My purpose is to be a living example to show that self care is essential in being able to help others. Life now is fantabulous. I’m able to make better food choices and the highlight is being able to move and be active without pain. Seeing results is my motivation to keep pushing. So far, I’ve lost 87 pounds.”