This week, we celebrate the successful WeightLoss of Mellisa Selimich. Here’s her story:
I’m turning 40 this year and I wanted to start the next decade of my life a lot healthier than my 30’s were. I had been on blood pressure tablets daily for over 5 years and I detested being on them. Even medicated, my numbers were always over the healthy range which made me anxious. I was scared.
Although I have many friends who have had weight loss surgery, it was after speaking to a customer about her sleeve success through WLSA that gave me an overwhelming feeling to get it done myself.
I googled WLSA came up in my search results. I rang, spoke with Barb (for a long time!) and I honestly couldn’t have wanted it more. She was amazing on the phone, answered all of my questions while reassuring me the whole way through. I booked my appointment to get started on the very next day! It was the best decision I’ve ever made!
I started at 122.8 kilos (178cm) and a size 22/24, I couldn’t walk without being out of breath, I was on blood pressure tablets and feared daily that I would have a stroke or heart attack. I have 3 children (19, 17 & 13) and my greatest fear was leaving them alone in this world without me.
I work full time and I’m also studying for my Bachelor of Nursing. I would wake up tired and struggled to do everything I needed to do; because of my size. I was constantly exhausted.
I withdrew funds from my superannuation with no hassles or hold-ups. I was booked in for surgery on the 6/6/18, 8 weeks after my initial appointment.
My surgery date was on my 20th wedding anniversary! My husband Reza was so supportive knowing just how much of an impact this will be on our lives and my health.
My experience with the doctor, hospital stay and recovery was faultless and I couldn’t be happier. I had no sickness, gas pain and only minor incision discomfort.
My recovery was so good that my surgery was on Wednesday and I was back at work the following Monday, sitting my exams at Uni on Tuesday. I felt great already.
So far, at 11 weeks post op, I have lost 19 kilos and am weighing in at 103.8 kilos. I am exercising with Step into Life Lockyer Valley with confidence and playing netball again! Netball was the childhood sport that I stopped because I just couldn’t keep up.
To top it off, I haven’t had one blood pressure tablet since surgery! My numbers are perfect and I’m so happy (I still check daily).
I still have approximately 20 kilos to go and I’m excited about my future. I know I’ll be healthier, happier and full of energy when I graduate from becoming an RN.
I couldn’t recommend WLSA enough!
Exciting times ahead.
Mellisa Selimich – Weightloss Warrior
Congratulations Mell, what an amazing achievement. We are all so proud of you here at WLSA & can’t wait to continue to watch your journey unfold. You are truly inspiring and should be so proud of yourself.
Alex Thomson, Medical Receptionist of WeightLoss Solutions Australia
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*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person