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About BandedAnnie

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  • Birthday 06/29/1977

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My journey has felt like a long one, although I know many have waited a lot longer, so for that I am grateful that I am on the home stretch.  I have a background of being on stage and was therefore quite fit and within the weight limits for my height.  I was married young and had children quickly.  In the process, I developed some health conditions which caused me to then be medicated, and that left me with a lot of excess weight.  I've been on Weight Watchers numerous times over the years, done the Atkins Diet, supplements, Dr controlled diet medication...all to no avail.  I would lose at the most 8 lbs but gain that back by the recurring month.
I went to my first seminar on the LapBand procedure in January of this year.  I wasn't thinking it would be something that I would be interested in, however the meeting was so informative.  I had also known a few people who had gone through it and looked incredible.  I booked my appt that day with the surgeon and after my first meeting with him, he encouraged me that I was a great candidate.  I had my sleep study to find out I had sleep apnea.  Within a few weeks I was sleeping better than I had in years!  They did further testing and began me on some therapy, that made a world of difference!
I was denied by insurance but we appealed and I made sure to include all that I had been tested on.  I have had the most thorough workup since this journey began!  I received my approval last week and my surgery is scheduled for September 21!~  I start meal replacement on Monday (which I'm a bit aprehensive of), gallbladder scan on Wednesday, last Dr appt on the 15th...then off to the new me!  I can't wait !

Age: 45
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 215 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 123 lbs
Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Weight Lost: 92 lbs
BMI: 21.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/14/2011
Surgery Date: 09/21/2011
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
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