Surgical Weight Loss Has Opened New Doors
After being overweight for most of her life, Sabrina Muncy, 35, decided
she was ready to make a drastic lifestyle change and undergo
surgical weight loss at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Within about six months, Sabrina lost
102 pounds and cannot imagine her life without the surgery.
She is now able to be active with her family and is no longer concerned
about her physical limitations. “It feels amazing,” said Sabrina.
“[My weight loss] has opened up so many doors and opportunities.
Before the surgery I constantly had to think about whether I could be
involved in activities with my family, wondering how long I would be able
to walk or stand.”
Sabrina’s struggles with her weight date back to childhood. As her
mom dealt with substance abuse issues, Sabrina turned inward and used
food as a coping mechanism. She is grateful for the emotional support
CVMC’s surgical weight loss program offers her to overcome her tendency
to overeat now that she is healthier.
She is excited about another benefit of her weight loss: she no longer
requires blood pressure and diabetes medicines. Within about two weeks
of the surgery, all she was required to take were vitamins.
“The whole experience has been amazing,” added Sabrina. “My
surgeon was so supportive, and I can’t say enough about the nurses
and the surgical weight loss team. They were so attentive. I felt supported
throughout the entire experience.”
Sabrina recommends the surgery to others who have struggled with being
overweight. The procedure typically requires only one night in the hospital
and it is possible to be back on your feet the following day.
“It’s all about the attitude you go into the surgery with,”
Sabrina said. “I needed this to work. Failure is not an option.
I want to live. I’m too young to worry about dying.”
Weight-loss surgery can be an option for those individuals who are 18 years
of age or older, weigh more than 100 pounds over recommended weight, have
a documented Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, and have exhausted
all other efforts to lose weight through diet and exercise. Interested
in learning more?
Sign up here to attend a FREE seminar and have your questions answered by our weight
loss experts. You can also visit
Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Management Program online or call 828.326.2082 for more information.