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About Sandra_Baby87

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  • Birthday 06/01/1987

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    Sandra. 24 yrs old. Ready to start living life!
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    Data Entry
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    Garden Grove
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[color=#800080][size=5][font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif][u][b]To anyone who'd like to know about me....here goes![/b][/u][/font][/size][/color]

[color=#800080][size=5][font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]My name is Sandra. [/font][/size][/color]
[b][color=#008000][font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]I am 24 yrs old.[/font][/color][/b]
[b][color=#008000][font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]I've been married for 3 1/2 yrs to my boo Jason.[/font][/color][/b]
[b][color=#008000][font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]No kids.[/font][/color][/b]
[b][color=#008000][font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Live in Garden Grove, CA[/font][/color][/b]
[b][color=#008000][font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Work for a financing company/Data Entry[/font][/color][/b]

[color=#800080][size=5][font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]I just got my approval/authorization on Tuesday 3/27/12 for Gastric Sleeve Surgery. I had started the process last year with o-band going through the psychologist requirements, having an endoscopy and consultation with the surgeon. I was doing all that until I found out they weren't in my insurance network and my out-of-pocket would be expensive...so i stopped pursuing it. That is until, This past January (2012), I decided I was tired of being in denial that i loved myself no matter what and was happy. I wasnt. I weigh 300lbs and i am 5'9. I've always been bigger then the other girls around me. I am always being told you have such a pretty face. It takes me so long to get ready in the morning because my wardrobe consists of leggings (I havent worn a pair of jeans in YEARS!!!) and loose fitting tops that i try to use to hide everything that bulges out. I plan out where Im going to go according to if i feel ill fit in the chairs...just sad. I hate the fact that im not living the life God blessed me with! I am: Diabetic type 2. Have PCOS. Sleep Apnea. and dont have periods on my own EVER! (it takes progestrone shots and all that other stuff just to get it to happen)

I went through St. Josephs hospital bariatric program (Orange, CA) and begand the program. I had to attend to support group meeting, a nutrional evaluation, a psychologist evaluation. I completed all that within 2 months. I went ahead and had my primary doctor write a letter of medical neccesity for the surgery and included my sleep study diagnosis from the sleep study i had done at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. St. Jospehs submitted it all to my insurance on March 14th. Got my approval 13 days later on the 27th.

Ive scheduled my surgery date for May 10th. 8am. My pre-op work will include: EKG, blood work and chest x-ray. I need to be on a week liquid protein diet prior to surgery.[/font][/size][/color]

[size=5][i][b][u][color=#000000]What I hope & Pray for!!:[/color][/u][/b][/i][/size]
[b][color=#008080]*That my diabetes will go away[/color][/b]
[b][color=#008080]*That I will finally have a "normal" period. ON MY OWN[/color][/b]
[b][color=#008080]*That by losing weight, I'll have a chance of being able to have a baby[/color][/b]
[b][color=#008080]*That my self confidence improves[/color][/b]
[b][color=#008080]*That Ill be able to do alot of fun things i've had to pass on because of my current weight and size[/color][/b]
[b][color=#008080]*That my sleep apnea will diminish[/color][/b]
[b][color=#008080]*That I live a long and healhy life.[/color][/b]

Age: 36
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 325 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 212 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Weight Lost: 113 lbs
BMI: 32.2
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/10/2012
Surgery Date: 05/10/2012
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Sandra_Baby87's Bariatric Surgeon
1140 W La Veta
Suite 760
Orange, California 91709

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