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About dylanmiles23

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    Bariatric Legend
  • Birthday 10/04/1950

About Me

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    married, 2 sons, 2 grandsons and a new grandson born a month early but he weighed 6.9oz
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    love family and being with my husband
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    Boston area
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[i][font="comic sans ms, cursive"][color="#4b0082"][size=3]I was being treated for COPD and asthma for about 4 years. My lung doctor discovered after many many tests that I had a hiatal hernia and that made my stomach be in the wrong place. That explained the 24 hour a day coughing but the steroids made the cough go away not realizing it was just covering up other things. I was put on 6 pills a day to eat without having reflex problems. My lung doctor signed me up for a meeting for the LapBand. I thank him for this. I only take 1 pill a day for high blood pressure which will be under control real fast. I went to my first meeting in October, 2011. I was chosen right away but because of my age and the local hospital being taken over by a larger one, things got out of control and my January-February, 2012 date got moved and moved. I finally got banded July 30, 2012. A very long wait. Even my surgery time was moved from 3pm until 6:30pm and that made me almost want to change my mind. One of my fears has always been excess skin. My insurance covers a tummy tuck only. My brother said buy a body Spanx, like they make it. [/size][/color][/font][/i]
[i][font="comic sans ms, cursive"][color="#4b0082"][size=3]It stinks being banded in the middle of summer and you can't go to the beach or the pool where I live. My nephew is getting married in November and I hope to wear a size 16 dress then. Right now I wear a women's size 18-20 depending on the article. I don't have a goal weight, is this wrong???[/size][/color][/font][/i]
[i][font="comic sans ms, cursive"][color="#4b0082"][size=3]A few days before the surgery my PCP doctor ordered an ultra sound on my left calf because of consent pain and a back x-ray. The back x-ray showed that I have crumbling discs in my back from arthritis and the calf pain is a pinched nerve from the back. Hopefully losing weight and exercise will help these problems. I feel older than my almost 62.[/size][/color][/font][/i]

Age: 72
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 268 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 188 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Weight Lost: 80 lbs
BMI: 31.3
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 07/30/2012
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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