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  • Birthday 07/02/1993

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Hey guys, I'm Tiana and I am 18. I live in Northern New Jersey. I work at a pharmacy as a receptionist and I'm in school full time for nursing. On to why I'm here...I decided around my birthday of 2011 to take charge of my health and chose to look into having gastric banding done. I was around 315 when I started out, and went up to 331 resulting in a denial from my insurance, that made me realize that I was looking at the surgery the wrong way. I saw it as a bit of a burden, it made me have my "last meal" many many times. After the denial I kicked into high gear and worked really hard. Hard enough to lose 24 lbs and get approved. I'm typing this during my second pre op diet 5th day.
Why i wanted the surgery is because I lost roller coasters a lot, I'm a thrill seeker in that sense. But one trip to Dorney Park, and a not very strong young girl running a ride, left me unable to enjoy amusement parks anymore. That devistated me, made me crawl up under a rock for a while. Then got out of my slum. My goal for my birthday this summer is to go to six flags and not have a heart attack waiting to find out if I fit the seat belt!

Age: 29
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 331 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 315 lbs
Current Weight: 224 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 107 lbs
BMI: 36.2
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/29/2011
Surgery Date: 05/11/2012
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
bbbanded's Bariatric Surgeon
Clara Maass Center For Advanced Bariatric Surgery
1 Clara Maass Dr
Belleville, NJ 7028

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