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  • Birthday 12/02/1960

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My name is Rosa and I am 51yr.

I was banded 4-11-08. I have had nothing but an increase in health issues since I was banded.
My BP has been out of control, n/v, reflux causing bronchities, and snoring so bad. I couldn't eat eggs, tuna, or salad.
Felt like everything got stuck in my throat. Sometimes even water. I was miserable. I had my fill removed and filled multiple times till I got better but nothing helped. I lost 40# but regained it all.

I weigh 250, 5'6. OMG... My body might be getting old but my mind is still 23, ahhhhaa

I had an EGD and an UGI last month and my dr told me I had to have the band removed.
My daughter recommend dr Yu. I saw him on the 22nd of march and now am waiting to see what's next.  
He is super sweet, answered my questions and sat there listening to me. He didn't make me feel rushed but actually listened. Impressive!

Well, I was sleeved 6/27/12. They found a hernia which was causing lots of my problems. I lucked out I had no gas pains and took my pain meds while in the hosp. And 1day when I got home. I no longer snore, my BP is stable with no meds, no problems with my reflux and I can now cross my legs without having to pull my leg up to cross it. I can bend without feeling restrictive. The dr said I'm still swollen on he inside so I follow my drs orders n take it slow with what I eat. Believe my tummy reminds me. Since surgery my taste buds have changed. I do like sugar free items, i don't like spicey foods any more. Weird! But I love losing the weight n keeping it off. Now, time to start exercising, wooohooo!

Age: 61
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 250 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 218 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 32 lbs
BMI: 35.2
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/22/2012
Surgery Date: 06/27/2012
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
slim46's Bariatric Surgeon
Texas Laparoscopic Consultants
1200 Binz
Suite 950
Houston, TX 77004

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