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♕ajtexas♕

LAP-BAND Patients
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♕ajtexas♕ last won the day on August 13 2013

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About ♕ajtexas♕

  • Rank
    Bariatric Legend
  • Birthday 05/09/1966

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Gardening
  • Occupation
    Administrative
  • City
    Georgetown
  • State
    Texas
  • Zip Code
    78626
I like most have battled weight all my life. I’ve done Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Adkins, South Beach, etc. I would lose 20-30 pounds just to gain it back & then some. I had my appendix removed when I was a teenager but had complications and long story short lost the ability to bare children. Once I was married we tried several In-vitro cycles but it wasn’t in my cards. I was quite depressed and ate to cover my pain…

Then in 2007 after 12 years of marriage my husband left me, more depression so I ate to cover my pain. I met a wonderful man in 2009 and we were married in June of that year. Not only did I get a loving husband but I also got a step daughter (I could finally be the parent I so wanted to be). That didn’t work out as planned. My step daughter has a mother that would do anything and everything to make sure she hated her new step mom. The stress of this caused more eating…..
I then started having more & more health issues, High blood pressure, pre-diabetic, pain in my feet when I walked, unable to walk up a flight of stairs without gasping for air. I was miserable. I had to do something.

After a lot of research I chose the band. Another hurdle was no insurance coverage so this had to come from my own pocket. Best $10k I’ve ever spent!
I have lost 80 pounds, 6 pant sizes and I feel great. I have a wonderful marriage; my husband is my biggest cheerleader. And as for my step daughter, I love her to death (on her terms). I don’t push myself on her and I am finding that she is turning to me more & more. Things are looking good!!!

Age: 53
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Starting Weight: 250 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 170 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Weight Lost: 80 lbs
BMI: 24.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/10/2012
Surgery Date: 02/07/2012
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
♕ajtexas♕'s Bariatric Surgeon
4201 West Parmer Lane
Bldg C, Suite 150
Austin, Texas 78727
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