By Linda Stevenson
Linda, of Moberly, shared this story via the myBooneHealth.com online submission form. Click here to share your story.
I was facing my 55th birthday, and something much worse — my weight!
I badly needed total knee replacement in both knees but I was told it was pointless until I lost at least 80 pounds because my weight was crushing what was left of the cartilage in my knees.
I had tried Weight Watchers, Atkins, diets of all sorts — and as a last resort, attended a Weight Loss Seminar at Boone Hospital. It literally changed my life!
My husband, who has been my strongest support through everything (literally through thick and thin!) attended with me and we lost a combined 40 pounds before I even met with Dr. Pitt to discuss surgery.
I continued to lose some weight with the pre-surgery liquid diet and I have never looked back.
By January, I had lost the necessary 80 pounds and had my right knee replaced and my left knee replaced in June, both at Boone Hospital — where I could not have been in better hands.
I had my surgery on the Friday before Labor Day and actually went back to work on Labor Day — just three short days!
It has now been over two years and I’ve lost over 200 pounds — I’m not just half the woman I once was, I’m a third.
Thank you, Dr. Pitt — and Tina — you are awesome!!!