Bob's Story I can remember walking down the aisle of an airplane and seeing the look on passengers' faces, a look that said PLEASE don't let HIM have the seat beside me.

Bob and Sandy are a couple who went through weight loss surgery together to help get their lives back. Here is part of their story that they have shared with their Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Peterson.

I feel 20 years younger, I can shop off the shelf at clothing stores. I no longer have a 22 inch neck and a 50 inch waist. I wear shirts with a size 16 neck and 34 inch pants. I can walk from my car to the office without sweating like a pig. It's easier to get out of bed, get in a car, and fly on an airplane...I can remember walking down the aisle of an airplane and seeing the look on passengers' faces, a look that said PLEASE don't let HIM have the seat beside me.

I can cross my legs, tie my shoes. I put my belt on while I'm wearing my pants now - before I couldn't reach behind me or beside me and had to put the belt on my pants before I put the pants on. The steering wheel doesn't rub my belly anymore. I'm a shower person, but when I do take a bath there is room for me and the water.

I've heard others talk about being able to keep up with their grandchildren, and now they have a lap for the grand-kids to sit on. My endocrinologist has used the term "cured" as far as my diabetes is concerned. No more CPAP machine at night. The list could go on and on concerning the quality of life. But not only has my quality of life improved, my health is MUCH better and I've added at least 15 to 20 years - quality years - to my life.

Would I do it again? - IN A HEARTBEAT.