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Daiquiri Duncan's Story

  • Author: Daiquiri Duncan
  • Date Submitted: May 21, 2024
  • Category: Patient Testimonial

Daiquiri Duncan patient testimonial

"Embarking on the journey of weight loss surgery was one of the best decisions I've ever made for my health and overall well-being. After struggling with obesity for years and trying countless diets without long-term success, I opted for bariatric surgery as a last resort. Not only did the surgery help me shed excess weight, but it also provided me with a newfound sense of confidence and energy that I hadn't experienced in years.

The surgery wasn't just about physical transformation; it was a catalyst for positive lifestyle changes. With the guidance of Dr. Marema and my health care team at UF Health, I learned how to make healthier food choices, incorporate regular exercise into my routine and prioritize self-care. These habits have become ingrained in my daily life, leading to sustained weight loss and improved overall health.

Beyond the numbers on the scale, weight loss surgery has had a profound impact on my quality of life. I no longer struggle with obesity-related health issues such as high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, and have seen an improvement in my overall kidney function. Instead, I feel empowered to live life to the fullest, pursuing activities and adventures that were once out of reach.

Of course, weight loss surgery isn't a quick fix or an easy solution. It requires commitment, dedication and ongoing support. But for me, it was the jumpstart I needed to break free from the cycle of obesity and reclaim control of my health. I'm grateful every day for the positive impact Dr. Marema and staff at UF Health have had on my life. I would encourage anyone struggling with obesity to explore weight loss surgery as a viable option for achieving their goals."

— Daiquiri Duncan