Kim’s Story: From Feeling Lousy to Living Life
There is a lot less of Kim McBee these days and Kim’s thrilled about it. The pounds started creeping after Kim got married and no matter what diet she tried, she could not seem to shed those pounds. Before she knew it, she was over 300 pounds and feeling lousy.
The added weight made life difficult and sometimes impossible for her. She was borderline diabetic and suffered from apnea and acid reflux. Her knees, back and hips hurt, and getting around was difficult. Her family encouraged her to research bariatric surgery.
“I used the Internet and when I typed in Lap Band, Drs. Maguire and Teel came up,” said Kim. Some discussion with friends, family and more research indicated the weight loss program at Miami Valley Hospital was the place to go.
Kim had her surgery on July 27, 2007 and, so far, has dropped 110 pounds. “Dr. Teel is my angel,” she said. These days Kim is bicycling, water tubing and living life to its fullest. “I feel great. For those people who have tried everything, I recommend the program at Miami Valley Hospital.”
Content Updated: November 23, 2014