Hello....I am from India.57 yrs old...have been plump from childhood...got arthritis at the age of 40. it became worse in 10yrs, due to lack of activity, stress and personal problems.
I used to be around 180 lbs but in 2009 I broke my leg ligaments and weight increased to 200 lbs. I became depressed.was not interested in going out, wearing good clothes.
In 2011 when I had gone to Melbourne to visit my daughter I took the decision of the lap band.
I was operated on 14th march 2011.I lost 10,12 lbs in the first month. Doe to my arthritis i cant walk much, am not very active.
So the weight refused to come down. In India we dont have many options for non veg food, so I was not eating enough protein.
I want to have a knee replacement but it will not be so successful unless I loose more weight. So i had liposuction for thighs and hips.
I lost 10 lbs but I am now putting on.
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 202 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 190 lbs
Current Weight: 176 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 26 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/11/2014
Surgery Date: 01/24/2014
Hospital Stay: 4 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a