My Name is Michael Linehan. I am a 50 year old male and have struggled with weight management for the last 20 years. In the last 10 years alone I have put on 50kg (nearly 8st) and my health had suffered because of this.
Many times I had tried different diets with different levels of success. But always I put on more weight than I had lost. During the last 18 months my heart cried enough and I suffered from chronic heart disease and was not doing well. While in hospital I was visited by Mr Colm O Boyle who recommended that I have a Gastric Bypass (at this time I weighed 151kg).
On the 10th May 2011, Mr O Boyle carried out a Gastric Bypass and the difference it has made to my life is unbelievable. In less than 4 months, my weight has fallen from 151kg to 115kg and I am feeling so much better. Before the op, I would be breathless from walking up the stairs and now I walk my dog 4-8 kilometres a day. Everyone who meets me, comments on how well I look and I wear clothes that I grew out of 5 years ago. Mr O Boyle feels I can/Will lose another 20-30kg over the next 6 months.
This year on holidays, I took my shirt off at the pool for the first time in years.
Best reward of all, is the fact that I can look forward to a longer life ( I had made up my mind that I would be dead by the time I reached 55), be in better shape and enjoy all the benefits of having a healthy weight. To finish, Thanks to Mr Colm O Boyle and his entire team. You have made a new man of me.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary based on each patient’s physical health.
|April – 4 weeks before op||July - 6 weeks after op||11months post-op. 119 lbs weight loss. BMI down to 33kg/m2|