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  • Birthday 05/09/1952

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I have fought a weight problem all of my adult life.  I've done so many of the fad diets and am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers.  I lose 60-70 lbs. and gain it (plus more) after a year or so.  I have high blood pressure, osteoarthritis in my knees (need knee replacement surgery, but orthopaedic will not do it until I success with my weight loss).  Because of my knees, it causes problems with my daily living activities.  I tried to get approved last summer, buy my insurance requires that I work with a Life Coach for a year.  That has been wonderful, and my year is up on August 16th.  I have an appointment with my surgeon on the 17th!  I do hope that the approval process won't take too long, because I have completed the psych eval, eval with a dietitician, seen the surgeon,etc.  I am truly ready for this journey to begin.  I would appreciate any help along the way from other patients.

Age: 71
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 234 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 207 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 27 lbs
BMI: 39.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/17/2011
Surgery Date: 09/29/2011
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
Peps's Bariatric Surgeon
Towne Center West at Short Pump
12018 West Broad Street
Suite 102
Richmond, Virginia 23233

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