COLBY AND HER COVENANT DOCTOR, TRAVIS EGGL - CHOSE A TYPE OF BARIATRIC SURGERY CALLED A 'VERTICAL SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY'.
Travis Eggl: "With the sleeve gastrectomy we remove about 80-percent of the stomach leaving a gastric sleeve, or a stomach that's about the size of a banana. And that part of the stomach that's removed. there's hormones that control satiety and hunger, so they don't feel hunger all the time."
AND SINCE HER SURGERY IN JULY, COLBY IS DOWN 80-POUNDS.. AND COUNTING!
BUT COLBY KNOWS THAT SURGERY ISN'T MAGIC.
:"It's a tough livestyle change, to change your whole diet. your whole menu, the way you shop, the way you live your whole life. It all comes down to planning, we all have something going on in our lives and with Colby being as young as she is, she does have quite a lot going on."
Colby Gould: "I'm going to start nursing school in January, so I'm going to be working, going to school and taking care of my kids."
SO THANKFULLY, THE WEIGHT LOSS HAS LEFT HER WITH A LOT MORE ENERGY.. AND FEWER MEDICAL ISSUES.
Dr. Travis Eggl: "She's being very pre-emptive in getting her weight loss taken care of ahead of time to help decrease the chances of having these medical problems."
Colby Gould: "I want to be able to do what I want with my life and I want to be able to give my kids a good life."
WITH THE KAMC HEARTBEAT, I'M BRYAN MUDD.