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About olivepickles

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I am pretty lucky for being 100 plus pounds overweight I have no side effects now. The only complaint I have is sometimes I am tired and my joints hurt.   My doctor has been telling me to do lap band for the last 2 years sadly my insurance does not cover the cost so I am paying for this on my own.   I have done WW several times I would lose about 40 pounds then gain it back.  I have been overweight all of my adult life but I gained 75 pounds 10 years ago after my gall bladder was removed.  
 I am excited and ready to have my surgery.  I think this tool is going to make me stay committed to a healthy lifestyle and regain my self-confidence.  I am a little nervous I will fail the band or I am making a decision which will impact me worse years later.   
I have a supportive husband and mother.  I have no kids but my pugs are my babies.         

Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 338 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 247 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 91 lbs
BMI: 37.6
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/16/2011
Surgery Date: 08/11/2011
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
olivepickles's Bariatric Surgeon
4201 West Parmer Lane
Bldg C, Suite 150
Austin, Texas 78727

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