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About schwanguysgal

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  • Birthday 08/24/1973

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Hi!  I have wanted to have the Lap Band surgery for several years.  My doctors kept telling me "No, no, no - blah,blah,blah).  My family reciently moved to Idaho and my new doctor is a huge fan.  I went to a seminar  on May 18, 2011 and knew right away that this was for me.  I filled out my paperwork and scheduled my first weigh-in for May 20th.  I new I was in my 220's but was surprised I was actually 238.  Somehow (FOOD) I had gained 18 or so pounds without realizing it.  My WL (weight loss) coordinator, Jamie, said I needed to lose at least 11lbs for my surgeon to preform the surgery.  I was also given a list of obsticles that needed to be done before we could schedule anything.  I have since lost 19lbs (liver should be in great shape for the surgery), seen the dietician, psychiatrist, and had all the lab work and x-rays completed.   I have my first appointment with my surgeon on June 20th.  I am so excited!  I have already checked with my insurance (Tricare) and they will definitely approve my surgery.  Jamie said I could have my surgery as soon at June 23rd if the insurance referel goes through which she doesn't think will be a problem.  I hope to have my surgery on June 28th instead and that will give us just a few extra days just incase!  I hope to get lots of info from all of you and can't wait til I'm able to give some.  I will update after my appointment with my surgeon.  Talk to you soon!

Age: 49
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 238 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 221 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 17 lbs
BMI: 39.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/20/2011
Surgery Date: 06/28/2011
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
schwanguysgal's Bariatric Surgeon
Boise, Idaho 83704

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