"I was a normal sized child and when I got into my 20‘s I started gaining weight. I had chronic headaches, exhaustion, pain in my feet, my knees, my ankles. After years of feeling this way, I made the life changing decision to have bariatric surgery. I am so thankful to St. Luke‘s Cornwall Hospital, and my surgeon Dr. Wayne Weiss. He was amazing. He explained everything. To date, I‘ve lost a total of 113 pounds and this was one of the best choices I ever made. My son recently said to me, Mommy I can put my hands around your waist and touch my hands. To me that is a victory and not just for me but for my family."