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About readytolosemomof5

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  • Birthday 07/06/1975

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I've been struggling with my weight for over 20 yrs. At age 36, I have been dealing with high blood pressure for 8 yrs, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. I worry that I have lived over half my life all ready, and this depresses me. Also as a registered nurse, I feel very hypocritical when talking to my patients about taking care of themselves, and also feel like a sow when a women who is 9mo pregnant comes in and is still only 1/2 my size. I have 5 children who I want to see grow up and have children of their own. I can't wait to have grandchildren (well, maybe I can wait a little), but family is very important to me. I also want to be a good role-model for them as well.
I have been looking in gastric bypass for years, but the cost is just too prohibitive for me. So I decided to opt for lap band after researching it. I feel that this is a good alternative for me. I am scheduled for August 4th, and am very anxious, nervous, and excited at the same time!
I will ideally lose enough weight to improve my health, and become more active. It will be nice to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like my heart is going to pound out of my chest!
With my lapband, I look forward to adding wonderful years onto my life, years I wasn't sure I would have.

Age: 48
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 254 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 241 lbs
Goal Weight: 120 lbs
Weight Lost: 13 lbs
BMI: 44.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/15/2011
Surgery Date: 08/04/2011
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
readytolosemomof5's Bariatric Surgeon
HOUSTON, Texas 77082

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