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About SarSmyle

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[b][i][u]The short story:[/u][/i][/b]

I would like to try to document what I hope to be my journey back to good health. I am a 43-year-old female with 5-6 years of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, a 1-year history of obstructive sleep apnea, and a 25-year battle with obesity. My cardiovascular risk was very high, particularly once we take into account my horrendous family history of premature severe CAD.

I took a long, hard look at my true "lifetime risk" and decided that I wanted to live life as long as possible, but in a meaningful and useful way. I did not want to be around, on dialysis, with a failing heart, unable to walk on my own, bed-ridden, with PAD and ulcers, or possibly after a stroke... I wanted to be around like my mom is today - active, energetic, independent, and helpful to society and to my family. I want to live life on my terms and achieve my goals.

After a ton of research, discussions and deliberation I decided to "choose life" and go forward with the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure on July 30th 2012.

- Sarah

Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 205 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 178 lbs
Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Weight Lost: 27 lbs
BMI: 30.6
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/27/2012
Surgery Date: 07/30/2012
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
SarSmyle's Bariatric Surgeon
Center For Advanced Weight Loss
1738 Route 31 North
Clinton, New Jersey 07043

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