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Melissa's Story

Jul 24, 2019

In her own words, Melissa Little tells what motivated her and how she’s doing following her transformative weight loss surgery at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  Congratulations, Melissa, from all of us at NMC!

Melissa Little in front of NMC

Melissa’s Procedure:  Gastric Sleeve

“I had my gastric sleeve surgery on July 11, 2018.  I really try not to compare myself to anyone, we are all on our own journey.  I am down 82 pounds (9 month mark).  I started this process after finding out I had diabetes.  I also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  One month post-op I was able to stop taking both of my diabetic medications (insulin and pill) along with my blood pressure and cholesterol medication.  At three months post surgery, I had lab work done and everything was in the normal range, but most importantly, my A1C was 5.6!  So happy to be back in range with my numbers. THIS is the reason I chose the surgery!

Melissa Little checking weight on scale

BMI pre-surgery was 41.4

BMI at 9 months post op is 27.5

Additional Benefits:

  • No joint pain
  • High energy
  • Sleep uninterrupted

- Melissa Little

Learn more about weight loss services at NMC here.