My entire life I'd been a chubby kid. In April 2012, I took a leap and met with the surgeon three days before my 29th Birthday. My starting high weight was 245 lbs. I had the lapband placed in June 2012 and for the most part it helped me maintain in the 160/170s.
In October 2018, I started having issues issues even drinking fluids and the heartburn was unbearable. I'd get stuck alot and throw up all the time.
In January 2019 I met with a new surgeon to discuss revision. Originally I was going to go lapband to RNY but in diagnostic testing a tumor was found in my duodenum taking that off the table so a sleeve is recommended. I've been unfilled and have now gone from 165 back up to 231 lbs. I'm miserable and hate what I see in the mirror. It's time to start killing some goals!
Milestones I look forward to (again):
199 (Goal Met 11/12/12)
Shopping in a non-plus Department (Goal Met June 2013)
Having someone (anyone) notice I've lost weight (Friend Sandy noticed 11/10/12)
Losing my Double Chin (8/15/13)
Getting a Picture done with the family and not hiding behind my kids (7/10/13)
175 (Goal Met October 2013)
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 245 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 225 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 20 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/15/2019
Surgery Date: 07/22/2019
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval