Three months post surgery, what can I say? If you have ever thought it’s not for you, please think again. If I had not been for surgery I probably would not be here now. It’s all down to for Mr Mayilone. He checks everything out, crosses all the T’s and dot’s the I’s.

They discovered I had kidney cancer while assessing me for bypass surgery, and I thank God that they did. I had the tumour and part of my kidney removed in December 2016. Eight months later I had my bypass surgery. It has changed my life. Before surgery I was a Type 2 Diabetic, which was getting worse. I also had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I had constant pain in my joints from the weight. Now I am off all my diabetic medications, my blood pressure is normal, and so is my cholesterol. I have lost four and a half stone so far. I am a new person.

I have been given a second chance at life. The care I have received has been second to none. Thanks to Mr Mayilone, his team, and Blackrock Clinic.

It is November now, 9 months post-surgery and I am 96.8lbs down from my heaviest weight. How do I feel? AMAZING! The biggest lesson in all of this I have learnt is that of self-acceptance. Self acceptance for the body and physical appearance I have today. Is it the body I want forever? I am full of lumps and bumps, do I need to continue to work hard to lose more and tone? YES YES YES! But can I do it, yes. Read Full Story

As long as I can remember I've struggled with my weight, but it came to a head when I stopped playing sport on a regular basis. At the age of 35 my weight shot up to 33.5 stone. I made the decision to enquire about gastric bypass surgery when I nearly collapsed at a band rehearsal due to being on my feet for too long. The surgery itself went extremely well. Mayilone’s professionalism and attention to detail are second to none. As of today I weigh just under 18 stone and still dropping. I go to the gym 3 times a week and I run between 15 and 18 kilometres a week also. I have my life back and it’s because of the decision I made to have the surgery.

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