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About BarbaraG

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  • Birthday 01/21/1955

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<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;After 2 years of research, watching my daughter-in-law through her 1st 2.5 years of life with lap banding and talking to everyone I know who has had bariatric surgery, I got up the courage to go to an informational meeting for lap band surgery at one of my local hospitals this past March. I am so glad I did. The longer I was in the meeting, the more I was able to let go of the feeling i was somehow &quot;cheating&quot; to even consider this tool for weight loss. I had been beating myself up for years for not having 'enough' self control to do it on my own. It was really freeing to accept the fact my way had not worked long term and getting this kind of help would result in the change I so desperately needed - getting rid of damaging excess pounds!</p>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;As of this date, July 2, 2011, I have been banded for 1 1/2 weeks and lost 14 lbs. I have not taken any pain medicine for my knee pain since before my surgery. I am determined to follow the dietary guidelines my doctor has set for me and get off my fanny and exercise! I am so ready for a new life!</p>

Age: 69
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 285 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 219 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 66 lbs
BMI: 38.8
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/30/2011
Surgery Date: 06/21/2011
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
BarbaraG's Bariatric Surgeon
New Image Surgical Weight Loss Center
241 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 10522

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