Patient Story: Sharon’s Story

This is me, Sharon Cargill, aged 55, weighing 18stone, wearing size 24-26 clothes. After years of trying every diet there is and spending hundreds of pounds on shakes, soups and slimming clubs I had had enough. I picked up the phone and spoke to the girls at Tonic Clinic. I asked lots of questions and each one was answered with enthusiasm and professionalism. An appointment was made to see Chris SuttonSharon Cargill before on Harley Street and I began a journey that I will never forget! My husband came with me to the appointment and listened to what Chris had to say. He recommended that, considering my eating and dieting history, I should have a gastric bypass. I met Jordan who reassured me and talked me through the procedure. On February 2014 I was chauffer driven to The Spire hospital Leicester for my operation. I spent 4 days in hospital and the Nursing staff were so professional and knowledgeable. I met the Dietician who gave me lots of information and explained how I would start fluids and then slowly progress to soft food, and now I can eat small portions of almost all types of food. The Nurse, the Dietician and the girls in the clinic have been fantastic. They have always been at the end of the phone, reassuring and encouraging. The aftercare by the Clinic has been second to none. I have felt part of a family and I know if I have any problems now or in the future they will be there for me. A year later, the advantages are amazing. I have lost 6 stone 7 pounds, with another stone and a half to go, I now wear size 14-16 clothes. My life has completely turned around. I feel fitter, I have more energy and. I don’t feel I have to apologise for my size anymore. I eat to live not live to eat. Sharon Cargill afterI would recommend Chris and his team every time for their professionalism, knowledge and empathy. If you are struggling to lose weight, ring Tonic Clinic and have a chat you won’t regret.

Sharon Cargill, UK