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About suzcomptime

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  • Birthday 06/19/1955

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Grew up active and healthy but after three kids and a high paced, high stress, physically inactive career somewhere around 35 I started putting on weight. I struggled with different ways to take the weight off. Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, TOPS, Atkins, SouthBeach, vegetarian.......not really any crazy diets but even with good choices I typically could get 30-32 lbs off and then 6 months later it would start creeping up until I regained it all plus some. I was concerned because my mother has many health issues and struggles with similar weight issues that I have. I wanted to avoid the high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol that I knew was just around the corner.

The last time I was at 220, I went to a low carb, Atkins type eating plan and vowed if I ever got back to 220 I would look into bariatric surgery since I had known people who had gone that route and they seemed successful. Long story, short I found myself back over 220 last winter and started the process to look into bariatric surgery. I first thought lapband but later decided vertical sleeve was a better choice.

My surgery was May 21, 2012 and it was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. No regrets!

Age: 67
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 225 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 145 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 80 lbs
BMI: 26.5
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/30/2011
Surgery Date: 05/21/2012
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
suzcomptime's Bariatric Surgeon
Augusta, Maine 04330

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