Jessica C.

“Thank you for giving me a second chance at life! I feel as if I have a new start in life and this time I will not let anything stand in my way!”


Jessica received her LAP-BAND® surgery on May 14, 2013 from Dr. Ernest Rehnke, and has been losing weight ever since. Read more about Jessica’s amazing progress following her life-changing surgery, below.

Dec. 2013
6½ months post-surgery
As I have begun to celebrate the holidays, this is the 1st year in many that I have the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart! I will be going to many holiday parties and I literally have no clothes that fit me to wear. So I have been shopping… LOTS!!! I have expanded my wardrobe to include more colors instead of just black & grey. I have the confidence to wear the color RED again.

My life is just starting again and I am so excited about it! In just a short 6 months, I have lost over 80 pounds of constrictive self-loathing and discouraging fat, and I have gained so much more. As corny as this sounds, it is as if I was a fat caterpillar for all of these years and have finally made my cocoon by having my LAP-BAND®. I have emerged a transformed butterfly and I can’t wait to spread my wings in every single direction from which my weight has held me back, and fly free.

I know that I have said it a million times, but here goes again. NEGU — Never Ever Give Up!!! If you have the ability to have this life-changing surgery, do it! You will lose weight, yes, but more importantly, you will gain so many of the things that you lost along the way. I have gained back my confidence — and my life — all thanks to the wonderful people at Palms of Pasadena!