Transformation Stories

Transformation Stories: Stephanie

Dec 02, 2022

Update:  As of December 1, 2022, Stephanie is down 120 pounds and 75 inches, and still moving forward!

In just six months following gastric sleeve surgery, Stephanie has shed over 100 pounds! She’s gone from a size 24-26 to a size 14-16 (and she’s not done, yet!) We are so proud of Stephanie’s transformation and know you will be inspired by her story.

Life Before Surgery
“I realized at 370 pounds that I was eating myself to death and that I would miss the opportunity to see my family grow if I did not take immediate action to change my life and my eating habits. I struggled to get in and out of booths in restaurants, had to get help in and out of the car because my knees or back were always aching, I was constantly out of breath and exhausted at the slightest movement. My quality of life was reduced to a sedentary life with major aches and pains and absolutely no energy. My lack of energy affected my mental health, as I struggled with anxiety and depression for years. I wanted my life to improve. I NEEDED it to improve.”

The Nicholson Clinic Experience
“I had been researching (and talking myself out of) bariatric surgery for about three years. I had visited with other surgeons and clinics but never felt a personal connection with any of them.  My first visit to the Nicholson Clinic was very welcoming. Everyone I spoke to greeted me with a smile and the nurses I met had also had bariatric surgery, so that made me feel very comfortable with them! They were excited for me, which made me feel at ease.
“Dr. Nicholson was welcoming, encouraging and explained the entire surgical process to me. He visited with me until ALL of my questions were answered and provided a bit of comic relief along the way which I absolutely loved. I immediately knew that he was the surgeon for me!
“The Nicholson Clinic even provided a nutritionist consultation, so I knew exactly what to eat during my recovery which set me up for success. Since my surgery, my follow-up visits have been fantastic, with the feedback being positive and encouraging during each visit. I thank Dr. Nicholson for giving me my life back, and the Nicholson Clinic for supporting me 100% along this journey!”

Life After Surgery
“I am proud to say that I have followed the plan and lost 100 pounds and 54 inches in my first six months!  I now have the energy to work out six times a week and actually love it! I have no more anxiety or depression, I can go to festivals or markets and walk all day without pain and I can finally cross my legs again  I feel great mentally and physically and I enjoy shopping for new clothes since I have gone from a size 24-26 down to a 14-16 so far. This journey has changed my life for the better in every way!”