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About BenisaMartim4

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    Bariatric Master
  • Birthday 09/03/1977

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    Wife and Home schooling Mom of four sons with special needs
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I had thought about bariatric surgery for several years, but did not have any insurance. In 2011 my husband got a job with Toyota Mississippi and I started to seriously look into it. When I made my first appointment with Dr. Pinson; I was 33, weighted 335#, was on something like 21 meds and had been in crippling pain from joint and spine problems and fibromyalgia for several years. I was on a cane most of the time, a rolling chair much of the time and in the bed very often. It took me about 7 months to get everything worked out with the insurance and finally have my surgery. As of today (5-14-12) I am 3 months post-surgery. I am off all of the meds and have been from day one. I have lost 73# so far and am down from a 26/28 to an 18/20. I no longer us a walker or cane and I have not been bed bound since my surgery. I had not had any pain (fibromyalgia) until four days ago. Then, it only lasted 2 days and was gone. I am now much more able to take care of my kids and house. My marriage relationship is MUCH better and I actually have hope for the future. I don't know how much longer I would have made it the other way. I believe the sleeve has saved my life.

Age: 46
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 335 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 165 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 170 lbs
BMI: 24.4
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/01/2011
Surgery Date: 02/14/2012
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
BenisaMartim4's Bariatric Surgeon
NMMC Bariatric Clinic
408 Council Circle
Suite C
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

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