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  • Birthday 01/23/1968

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I had been contemplating having this surgery for the longest.  I finally did it.  I immediately regretted having it because of the gas, nausea, and being extremely hungry.  I followed the pre operative diet immediately after my last visit on October 26, 2011 weighing in at 240.  I kept my carbs and sugar down to make sure my liver would shrink to prevent from not being able to have the surgery.  I drank Zoic protien drinks (Big Lots), EAS protien drinks, and water flavored with Wylers sugar free powders.  I ate turkey burgers, naked wings, Krystals low carb breakfast scramblers, and lots of tuna sauted with onions and peppers (delicious).  
Two days before the surgery date we could not have solids and of course the night before nothing by mouth after 12.  I did that, was miserable but I knew what I had to do.  November 7, 2011 weighed in at 229.  Thought for a moment, I don't need this I can do this on my own yet I had the surgery anyway.  My biggest complaint is the gas and hunger pangs.  I thought someone was fighting inside my stomach.  What I did wrong was laid down and slept for the first 2 days.  I never took any of the pain pills (tried to but threw up, that was a wrap) but took gas x and started moving around on the third day.  It seemed as though the gas was lessening yet the more I walked the more pain I experienced.  I still have the gas and to tell you the truth I have cheated and had some soft foods on 5th day post op.  So there's my story so far...

Age: 55
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 256 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 217 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 39 lbs
BMI: 37.2
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 11/07/2011
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
FAT2FLAT43's Bariatric Surgeon
Jacksonville Surgical/Jacksonville Weight Loss Center
8825 Perimeter Park Blvd.
Ste 101
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

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