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About stacythegreat

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  • Birthday 12/21/1969

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I have been wanting to do some kind of weight loss surgery for 10 years. I really don't know why I waited so long to do it. I think in the back of my mind I was afraid something would happen to me and my kids wouldn't have a Mom. My kids are older and I only have one at home and he is in highschool. I have diabetes, sleep apnea, depression, started to retain water. Too many things to have at 41 years old. I was tired of being tired. I was sick of spending so much money on prescriptions. My sister had the surgery in March of 2011. Has done really great and so I decided to call my insurance company and was told they do not cover any weight loss surguries. I was bummed out in a major way. My sweet husband of 20 yrs can't stand to see me upset so he told me to call the Dr. see how much for a self pay and sold some stock and got me the money I needed for the surgery (I love that man)  My surgery was on 9-1-11 so I am almost a month out now. I had my first fill on 9-21-11 and have noticed a difference. I am giving it a week and see if I think it is enough. I might need one more cc but we'll see. I have lost 25 pounds and am feeling much better. I will be weening myself off of insulin soon. So that is basically my story up until now.

Age: 52
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 320 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 274 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 46 lbs
BMI: 44.2
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/27/2011
Surgery Date: 09/01/2011
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: Denied after Appeal
stacythegreat's Bariatric Surgeon
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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