In March 2018, I broke my hip and had to undergo a partial hip replacement. When it happened, I was at my highest weight with a BMI over 40. I was constantly physically and emotionally miserable. My morbid obesity made everything about my recovery harder. I was pre-diabetic and I suffered from hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, and other chronic health problems. I had yo-yo dieted for years, and although I could sometimes lose a significant amount of weight, I always regained it, plus more. Breaking my hip became the catalyst for me to consider bariatric surgery as a way to regain my health. On December 11, 2018, I had a VSG with Dr. Sherman Yu. Bariatric surgery was the best decision I’ve ever made for myself. My blood pressure and cholesterol are normal without medication, and I feel 15-20 years younger. I have energy and I can truly enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends. The gym has become my happy place — I love weight machines, kettlebells, TRX, walking on the treadmill, and Zumba! I am eternally grateful to Dr. Yu, Lin Lin Shao, and everyone at TLC for this amazing, life-changing tool and the healthy life it has helped me to achieve! My only regret is waiting so long to seek help!