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About sleeveInSD

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  • Birthday 12/27/1964

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Hello everyone, my name is Regina and I began this journey about eight months ago. Around Oct., 2011, when I was about to start yet another diet, I realized how my attitude about it was even worse than before, with feeling defeated before I even started. It was my sister who said, "hey maybe you should look into that lapband thing?", it got me thinking ( a lot) and by the next day I was making calls to see if I could get something like this covered through Tri-Care. While I was waiting for phone calls back, I began researching anything and everything about WLS and pretty quickly decided that VSG sounded more like the surgery for me. I had an appointment with my primary care doctor about a week later and then from there she referred me to Balboa naval medical center in San Diego.

My first appointment with Dr. Wisbach was Dec. 16, 2011. He gave me a list of things to be completed before I could get a surgery date. There were several tests, lab work etc. as well as nutrition classes and support groups to attend. At first I felt overwhelmed with all the things that needed to be done, but I actually got through them fairly quickly and I now feel very prepared for the surgery. I will have surgery on April 18, 2012...that is two weeks from today! Yay!

I look forward to a healthier and happier life ahead. I'm happy to have found a place to discuss and learn new things from you all! Happy losing!

Age: 54
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 216 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 154 lbs
Goal Weight: 120 lbs
Weight Lost: 62 lbs
BMI: 29.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/16/2011
Surgery Date: 04/18/2012
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
sleeveInSD's Bariatric Surgeon
San Diego, California 92134