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  • Birthday 11/17/1974

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Hello, My name is Lisa Starks and this is my lapband surgery story:
After struggling with my weight for over 10 years and trying everything from eating less, not eating after certain hours in the evening, to drinking other diet supplements, I decided to have the LapBand. Once I decided to have the lapband, I contacted the surgical specialists here in my town and made my first appointment. during the weeks before I remember being so anxious and excited all at once about having the surgery. On the day of my consultation visit i was really excited and couldn't wait until i got to the office. Once I got in the office I was on edge waiting to be called. Actually before all this happened I studied the video seminars from the website weeks earllier, filled out all paperwork, and insurance information all in two days. I still remember what I was wearing the first day. a purple and black shirt and a pair of black pants, black socks and pink and white sketchers. In the following weeks leading up to my pre-analysis appointments, the pre- opt work and the clearance to have the surgery, i was anxious and excited, and somewhat overwhelmed. On the day of my surgery, I was happy and ready to have it done. I wrote in my journal, said a prayer and waited for the time to come. Finally, the time is here. Wheeled in the operating room, all I remember is being freezing cold and the nurse putting the oxygen mask on my face. The next thing I knew I was waking up in my hospital room. In the weeks following my surgery, I was so sore and tired. It has now been one month and 3 days since I have had my lapband surgery. I have had a minor set back, although I'm supposed to be eating semi-solids, I can't . I can swallow but the food will not go down, therefore, I'm still on liquids, and that is where I am with my surgery.

Age: 48
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 304 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 287 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 17 lbs
BMI: 44.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/17/2011
Surgery Date: 07/12/2011
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
success150's Bariatric Surgeon
Surgical Specialists Of Shreveport, LLC
949 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71104

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