Anne's Journey

I’m Anne Shaw, and I’m originally from England. I’m a widow, I’ve got two children, and I’ve got four grandchildren. I was born with a bowel problem and was operated on nine times. You can imagine the amount of scarring I had on my stomach.

I never looked at myself in a mirror and would never look at myself naked. I hated it, hated it a lot. I couldn’t give birth, and I had to have cesareans. I could never seem to lose any weight.

I look in the mirror now and everything fits, there’s no bagginess anymore.

Anne

When I found out I was diabetic, I went to see a diabetic specialist. I told her about my scar and problem losing weight around my middle. She recommended I see a doctor, and he took one look and said he could help.

What he’s done is absolutely amazing. When I had the scar on my stomach, there were things I could never do. I never took any clothing in, and I’d never worn a belt. Two things I’ve done today. I look in the mirror now and everything fits, there’s no bagginess anymore.