“My gastric sleeve not only saved my life, but it has given me a quality of life I’ve never known,” says Lisa Lasky. Lisa started on the path to morbid obesity when she was just in the sixth grade. She says during those early teenage years she reacted to everything by eating – usually unhealthy foods. “Every time I got stressed, I used food as a comfort,” Lisa says. As her weight kept increasing, she felt more and more isolated. “A vicious cycle began,” she says. “The more unhappy I was, the more I ate. And it’s pretty darned tough to be happy when you have nicknames like ‘Steamroller’.” She tried countless diets and diet pills that led to some success, but the weight always came back.
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