Thanks to Dr. Hanna’s office for participating in my company’s health fair in February 2012. Jeanny was attending the booth, and her welcoming smile and pleasant personality made me feel comfortable to ask questions. As a result, my visit to the Las Vegas Bariatrics’ booth helped me gain more knowledge of the services offered, and started me thinking of the options I had to consider. For years, I’ve participated in exercise programs, yoga, company bowling league, neighborhood walks, boot camps – all with much enjoyment. Plus I had no worries related to weight because my health was excellent. But once I turned 50, my pristine health was slowly declining. I was carrying an extra 40 pounds regardless of the activities I participated in or the food I ate – “shocked” at my dilemma and in “awe” of my lack of progress. I knew it was time to do something special to restore my body to a healthy state. I embarked on the journey to embrace bariatric surgery. Dr. Hanna’s seminar was a good start, and the support groups helped immensely with my decision to have the gastric sleeve procedure. It was education – not pressure – that made me confident this was for me. I owe Dr. Hanna and his staff a lifetime of gratitude for their participation in my journey back to a healthy life. Now my family and friends are in a state of “shock and awe” of the new me – 75 pounds lighter, healthier, and happier!