Gastric band surgery ruined my life… story sold to Daily Mirror

Joanna McDermott wanted to sell a real life diet story about how having a gastric band hasn’t made her thinner, and it appeared in the DAILY MIRROR newspaper this week.

When Joanna McDermott splashed out £8,500, she imagined in a year or two she would be slim. But in fact, she now says having a gastric band op was the worse thing she ever did.
For since she had the band put in, she has been incredibly sick – ironically especially when she eats fruit and vegetables as they seem to stick painfully in her digestive system.
The only remedy was to eat melted chocolate as that went down more easily. But the problem was chocolate (as we all know!) is high in calories and soon she was putting weight ON.
Sadly Joanna has been so unwell she had to give up work and even her marriage suffered. Although she and her husband were already having difficulties, the gastric band problems proved the final straw. And they have since split up.
Joanna is now about to have her gastric band removed but wanted to sell her story to warn others about the side-effects she’s experienced. She doesn’t feel the fact it might not work was stressed enough to her.
She also feels there is no easy way to lose weight – and certainly although there’s been many celebrities recently having gastric band surgery – it might not be the answer.

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Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

One thought to “Gastric band surgery ruined my life… story sold to Daily Mirror”

  1. I have been ‘fitting’ virtual gastric Bands under hypnosis without any of these side effects and my clients both lose weight and deal with their issues around food so end up happier too. Win win situation.

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