In April 2010 I had gastric bypass surgery at Spire Murrayfield Hospital under the care of Bruce Tulloh and Andrew de Beaux. Before surgery, my weight had been around 21 stone and due to existing health issues had made me practically housebound and as much as I tried to diet, nothing was working to reduce my weight. Following a consultation with Bariatric nurse, Lorna Hunter I felt reassured that weight loss surgery would be able to help me improve my quality of life. The procedure and recovery wasn’t easy - it’s a big change for your body! – but with the support of the nurses and consultants I made a quick recovery and started losing weight.