- Starting Weight before the surgery: 420 pounds
- Weight approx 12-15 months after the surgery:180 pounds.
My name is Hamlet Erland and back in 2005 I weighed more than 420 pounds. I was a very large man who felt uncomfortable with himself and his surroundings. One day I was in a hardware store when a little girl approached me from behind and said to her father, “That man is fat! Huh, daddy?” I will be thankful for that child forever.
My doctor mentioned bariatric surgery to me and actually recommended that I look into this procedure. He provided me with Dr. Dheeraj Bojwani’s phone number In India and as embarrassed as I was, I made that phone call. Dr Dheeraj Bojwani’s staff was all exceptional.
Each step was explained in great detail. They all made me feel comfortable while I was considering this procedure. And within 3 weeks I was inn India getting my surgery by the Indianmedguru Group in India
I followed the program exactly as instructed. I was often teased for being so perfect, but I didn’t care because the weight came off quickly for me and I was excited and even further motivated by my success. I knew I had to begin retraining myself to eat healthier and to begin living a healthier lifestyle. On the other hand, I was depressed. I knew I would have to find a way to cope with the food commercials on television and with my roommate’s frequent visits to the local fast food restaurants.
The junk food still looked good, and I hadn’t yet developed any alternative activities or mechanisms to deal with the former obsession. That’s when I started exercising. I found that the exercise actually helped to take my mind off food and gave me time to think about where I had come from and where I would like to see myself three to six months down the road.
In fairly short order I learned to eat healthy foods six to eight times a day and to exercise five times a week. What a change this was for me. I started out walking short distances (walking at 400 pounds isn’t easy) and worked up to walking three miles at a time. I have never felt as good in my life as I do today. In just 18 months I have lost more than 240 pounds and have maintained this weight loss still today. This has been an awesome and rewarding experience.
I deeply thank Indianmedguru and Dheeraj Bojwani for giving me the opportunity to experience life as I had never been able to do before.