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About missraefla

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 05/09/1980

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    Escrow assistant
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    St. Petersburg
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Full dislosure, I do not know the total cost of the surgery yet.  I will not know that until after I've gone through the entire process.  My out of pocket can NOT exceed 3k so that's all I know.
I am 31 years old and currently at my highest weight of 351 pounds.  I have gained and lost weight over and over again and one time even lost more than 100 pounds, but I couldn't keep it off for more than a year or two.  My latest weight loss attempt resulted in me hurting my already pained knees while working out.  I've already got the letter of medical necessity and have the surgeons office working on gathering everything required to submit to Aetna for approval.  I start my weight loss classes (4 are required) on July 26th and will have one per month through October.  I'm hoping to have my surgery in November, possibly even the day before Thanksgiving so that I can use less PTO. 

Age: 39
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Starting Weight: 351 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 351 lbs
Goal Weight: 199 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 48.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/09/2011
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: Yet to Apply
missraefla's Bariatric Surgeon
900 Carillon Parkway
Suite 401
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716