For 64-year-old Sue, losing her husband four years ago to cancer changed her life in more ways than one. Struggling with his passing, Sue found comfort in food and coped with weight gain. Knowing she needed to make a change, she tried many different diets, but they were not working for her.
After doing her research, she came across the ReShape balloon procedure
– the motivation she needed to make a change.
“When I came across the ReShape double balloon I was motivated and encouraged,” said Sue. “One balloon really worried me. I knew that I needed to learn more.”
Sue met with Prevea Bariatric and General Surgeon, Dr. Hassanain Jassim
to learn more. ReShape is a 20 minute procedure that includes sedation under light anesthesia. Two connected balloons are temporarily placed inside the stomach and after six months, the balloons are removed and the person feels less hungry.
In March 2018, Sue underwent the ReShape procedure at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
in Green Bay.
“Everyone who worked there was upbeat and encouraging,” recalls Sue. “The entire process only took three hours.
In terms of recovery, Sue doesn’t even feel like she had anything done.
“I couldn’t be happier and wish I had done the procedure sooner,” said Sue.
But for Sue, her improved energy level has been a game changer. She has a lot more energy, watches what she eats, and walks 4 to 5 miles a day with her dogs.
Today, Sue weighs 155 pounds, down from her original 215 pounds. She focused with staying on plan and hopes to lose 15 more pounds.