June Diseth, Rena
My name is June Diseth and I am 44 years old. I have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
I have been overweight my whole life and like so many others I have tried all types of diets, from powder to soups. I continually changed my diet, my weight went down, back up again, down, then up again. So-cAlld yo-yo dieting.
Eventually, I suffered from high blood pressure with a subsequent heart attack. Over the last 3 years I have taken 4 blood pressure tablets a day without much effect. I thought about weight loss surgery during the summer of 2016. So in the New Year (2017) I contacted my doctor to get the ball rolling. Unfortunately I would have to be put on the weight loss surgery waiting list in Norway for one and a half to two years, with the risk of both poorer health and increasing weight gain, which was unacceptable. I researched online bariatric operations and where they may be performed, and at the end of January made contact with Katrine, who is the coordinator for the hospital in Riga. On March 22nd, 2017 I had gastric sleeve surgery. In just over one month I have lost 18 kg and 22 cm from around my waist. I have been allowed by my doctor to reduce by blood pressure medication, I only have to take two types now. I haven’t had one headache since the operation. My mood has also improved greatly. So I look forward to the continuation of my journey with my mini tummy 🙂
One month later