August 2022

Melinda Connors

1. What made you decide to have wls surgery?
Struggled with yo yo dieting all my life. Was diagnosed with CSID in 2019 and while my condition is not curable my dietician convinced me that my symptoms would be reduced with WLS.
2. What was your weight prior to your WLS, and... What’s the goal?
Highest was 110kg goal is 65 and I’m currently 2kg away from this
3. Did you get to the weight you wanted?
Almost after 15 weeks, so excited what the rest of the first 12 months will hold for me!
4. How do you feel now that you have had the surgery?
Like a new woman!
5. Were there any problems along the way?
None, was an easy recovery
6. Would you do it again now that you know what you know?
Yes years earlier!
7. What are some of the inspiring things you can think of that you have noticed along the way?
Being told by strangers how great I look. Being told by regular client who’ve know me for years to eat a cheeseburger…that has never happened in my life!
8. Did you have some happy unexpected surprises?
9. What advice do you have for anyone preparing for surgery?
Do your homework and be guided by your surgeon and dietician.
10. What is the one very best thing that has resulted from your surgery? What has been the hardest part of your journey?
Fitting into clothes and not having to try on a thing.