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Lucia Nolasco

The Day of My Surgery Was the Day I Was Reborn

Lucia Nolasco
Bariatric patient

A year ago, I was 239 pounds. My blood pressure was high. I couldn’t sleep. My legs and feet were always swollen. I could barely get up the stairs. One of the ladies at my mom’s church kept losing all this weight. When I asked her about it, she referred me to The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Thanks to TBHC’s Weight Loss Center and Dr. Prat (Pratibha Vemulapalli, Chair of Surgery), I had privacy and support the whole time. The staff was attentive, friendly and respectful. The day of my surgery was the most marvelous day of my life, I like to think of it as the day I was reborn.

Now, six months out, I’m following instructions to a T and I already lost 100 pounds! I’m not limited by weight anymore. I’m exercising and learned to sew, because I have to take all my clothes in!

Thanks to TBHC and the Weight Loss Center, I can finally be the healthy person I was meant to be.