My name is Rachel Binns and I had a gastric sleeve operation performed by Prof. Siba Senapati on January 8th 2021. As you can see from my photos I was extremely overweight and this has been something that I have struggled with all of my adult life. For me, the surgery was the best way forward and I have never been happier.
Thank you so much again for all the support and for changing my life!
Like so many people I have been held back by obesity for most of my life… I struggled through the difficulty of losing a small amount of weight, then to only regain it quickly plus more, again and again. I became depressed and my health began to suffer, my joints especially, as I got older. I had considered surgery for many years but with the extremely long waiting list, the costs for private care and the fact I had never been in hospital before and was scared for surgery, I never did anything about it until 2 years ago. I got a little inheritance and just decided enough was enough, it was now or never.
Since having a sleeve gastrectomy on 30th December 2019 my quality of life has increased tremendously.
This is honestly the best thing I have ever done. I’m 23 now and had my op nearly 1 year ago.
I’ve always been a big girl which has affected my confidence, couldn’t go out ,always stuck at home, my kids will always complain mum take us here and there but then I will fine an excuse till one night I decided enough was enough
LIFE CHANGER and such a brilliant and supportive surgeon. I had many worries and doubts which Prof Senapati helped alleviate. 9 months ago he changed my life. 10 stone down and a whole new life gained.
I considered weight loss surgery with Professor Senapati due to the fact that I was unhappy with myself I just wanted to gain back my confidence again.
Crying myself to sleep, refusing to go out with friends, sore knees, sweating, constantly using an inhaler, buying larger and larger sized clothes and not wanting to go on holiday for fear of the aeroplane seatbelt were many of the constant thoughts going on in my head.
Having been overweight for most of my adult life I think I had tried every diet out there and while I was successful in losing weight, each time I stopped dieting not only did I regain the weight I had lost I always gained more.