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  • Birthday 07/26/1963

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<p><strong><span style="color: #ee82ee"><span style="font-size: 24px"><u><em>Incognito!</em></u></span>&nbsp; </span></strong>I am having lap band surgery and basically no one knows.&nbsp; I have told my daughter and my cousin - I do not keep any secrets from either of them.&nbsp; No one else knows.&nbsp; First, I am humiliated that I let myself get to this point (248 lbs).&nbsp; Second, I don't want anyone to try to talk me out of it.&nbsp; Third, my mother died during surgery two years ago (heart transplant) and I don't want to freak out my dad, brothers and other family members and cause them undue stress due to my impending elective&nbsp;surgery.&nbsp; With that being said, I do not plan on posting any pictures right now.&nbsp; That may change later, when/if I decide to come clean.&nbsp; Has anyone else kept this a secret?&nbsp; I am taking one week's vacation to have surgery and staying with (aka&nbsp;hiding out) at my daughter's house.&nbsp;</p>
<p>History of&nbsp;Events</p>
<p>July 1 - First&nbsp;Consultation (248 lbs.)</p>
<p>July 12 -&nbsp;Seminar</p>
<p>July 15 - First Doctor Supervised Visit with&nbsp;Medical Clearance / Blood work</p>
<p>July 18 - Psychiatric Evaluation</p>
<p>August 18 - Originally Denied, had to provide 6 months of medically supervised failed weight loss attempts</p>
<p>December 1 - Last of the 6 months of medically supervised doctor visits - appeal sent to BCBS Insurance Company</p>
<p>January 11 -&nbsp;Approved!!!&nbsp;(241 lbs.)</p>
<p>January 31, 2012 - Lap Band Surgery scheduled (233 lbs.)</p>

Age: 60
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 248 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 201 lbs
Goal Weight: 172 lbs
Weight Lost: 47 lbs
BMI: 33.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/01/2011
Surgery Date: 01/31/2012
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
Savannah26's Bariatric Surgeon
Athens General & Colorectal Surgeons / Athens Bariatric
740 Prince Avenue
Building 10
Athens, GA 30606

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