Nichole Carney Patient Testimonial — Bariatric Surgery, Jacksonville, FL

Nichole Carney Patient Testimonial — Bariatric Surgery, Jacksonville, FL


– [Nichole] That’s what I
think to myself at forty four, that oh my gosh, the time I wasted, the things I didn’t do,
and that I could’ve done. – [Narrator] Nichole Carney
is happy and confident, but two years and 140 pounds ago, she was a far different person. – [Nichole] Walking into
the store and thinking, “you’re not gonna fit anything
in this store.” It was awful. – [Narrator] She was always
coming up with excuses to stay away from the outside world. – [Nichole] Even going
to see family members, family reunions, I would
always find a reason. To the point where my daughter
had once, I said to her, “Oh, it’s financially
I can’t.” And she said, “I’m just gonna pay for you to get there. “Now what are you gonna say? “Because I know why you’re not going.” – [Narrator] Nichole was
embarrassed by her weight, and it was really
affecting her health too. Her aha moment was at a surprise birthday party for her husband. – [Nichole] You know, we
planned so long for that party, people hadn’t seen me in so
long, we’re from New Jersey, and then they saw me, and
it was like, oh my gosh. I can’t even imagine what
they must’ve thought. And I could hardly enjoy the moment. Because it was just like, okay, I’m huge. – [Narrator] Nichole underwent
a vertical sleeve gastrectomy and after a lot of hard work and changes to her diet,
she’s a new person. – [Nicole] Crossing my
legs. I could never do that. The first time I crossed
my legs I was like, oh my God, I can cross my legs! I can honestly cross my
legs! I can wear boots. I couldn’t get boots over these huge calves, I couldn’t do that! (laughs) It’s the little things like
that, it was unbelievable! Swimming. I never wanted
to take swim lessons, because of, you know, obvious reasons. No one wants to see me in a bathing suit, and all of that. But I
did. Finally was able to take swim lessons with
the rest of my family. – [Narrator] Nichole says
her newfound confidence is changing the way she looks at life. – [Nichole] You feel so
much better about yourself. I’m afraid to feel this
good, because I have never felt this good. Because
in the back of my mind, it was always, “Okay, why
are you happy? You’re fat.” (light acoustic music)

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