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A Single Person's Bariatric Surgery Decision Transformed A Multi-Generation Lifestyle

In this episode, we look back at the life-changing decision Trish Bridgement made when she elected to go for Bariatric surgery in 2002. Trish wasn’t able to do the things that she had wanted to do and decided to change her health, wellness and life for the better. 18 years on, Trish leads an active lifestyle, playing with her grandchildren, travelling the world with her husband, Ron, and enjoying all that life has to give.


Show Notes:

2:32 – Trish made the life-changing decision for bariatric surgery in 2002, a revolutionary procedure for that time

5:13 – Tragic personal circumstances and stressors that led to Trish’s weight gain

7:09 – Life-changing benefits in Trish’s life post-bariatric surgery, including playtime with her grandchildren, being more confident in her career choices and participating in a 10km Noosa triathlon

12:10 – Being able to travel, sit on a plane comfortably, and not have to have additional knee or back surgery due to the weight loss

15:57 – Positive experiences now include buying clothes easily, dining in a restaurant without having to feel eyes on you, and eating healthier.

18:37 – Trish shares the positive impact her lifestyle change has had not only with her children but with her grandchildren

28:06 – Looking to the future, Trish shares what her plans are post-retirement.