Dr. Vactor and the team at Weight Loss North Pittsburgh:
I just wanted to drop a short note of thanks for your help.
My family has a history of Type Two diabetes. Knowing this, I tried to live a healthy lifestyle, exercising and watching my diet. Genetics eventually caught up with me and after several miserable years on blood pressure and diabetes medications, I had gastric bypass surgery. I lost weight but, more importantly, had normal blood sugar levels.
About three years ago, I noticed my weight was creeping up a bit and decided to start running again. Unfortunately, I discovered that, after running for a few days, my right knee would swell up and stay that way for a week or two. The problem kept getting worse until I finally went to an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed a ruptured ACL and torn meniscus in my right knee.
Surgery had to be delayed a year because of a job change. During the wait, I gained more weight because my activity level was becoming increasingly limited. I began to worry about carrying all that extra weight for the surgery and the physical therapy that would follow. That’s when I came to your office. I was able to follow your program and drop the weight I had gained. Surgery went well, I sailed through physical therapy and I am back on two good knees once again!
Once again, thank you. Your weight-loss program really helped.
Attached is a photo of me in my apron. Just to show how much weight I lost, I could barely tie this apron behind my back, let alone wrapped around with room to spare!