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Vicki Loichinger

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About Vicki Loichinger

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  • Birthday 07/20/1955

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    Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Wanting to add years to my life and start living again.
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[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]My Name is Vicki. I am 57 years old, I am a wife, mom, stepmom and grandmother, I live in Indianapolis, Indiana,[/font][/color]

[font="helvetica, arial, sans-serif"][color="#282828"]I am in the process of insurance approval to have a revision from Band to RNY. I have had my band for seven years. I have been very lucky to have not had any complications, no slips ect. My band is unfilled now, because i never did get the 'sweet' spot, either to tight and things would come back up or I would revert to soft high carb foods, or too loose and I can pretty much eat anything. I had my surgery for the band in Cincinnati Ohio, (I live in Indianapolis) The surgeon Dr, Trace Curry was excellent,[/color][/font]
[font="helvetica, arial, sans-serif"][color="#282828"]I do think traveling back and forth for fills ect did hinder me getting where I needed to be for my fill to be right. But no matter what the band was not going to help most of my medical issues. [/color][/font]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Since the band I have lost and gained the same 30 to 40 pounds. Now at my heaviest. And the band did not help any of my medical problems. I am hoping the RNY both with the smaller stomach and mal absorption and the actual surgery itself will help with my uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. I am so sensitive to insulin that I swell and ache all over but I have to take large amounts to keep my blood sugar down. It is like I am on a merry go round, hurt, can't exercise, can't exercise, gain weight, blood sugars out of control, more insulin, can't breath because of severe asthma and copd, need steriods about once a year, higher blood sugars, more weight gain, can't exercise, and around and around we go [/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]My hope and prayer is that this surgery will add years to my life that I can spend with my children and grandchildren. I need to GET a life, because what I am doing right now is not living.[/font][/color]

Age: 66
Height: 4 feet 11 inches
Starting Weight: 194 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 125 lbs
Goal Weight: 120 lbs
Weight Lost: 69 lbs
BMI: 25.2
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/29/2012
Surgery Date: 12/05/2012
Hospital Stay: 5 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Vicki Loichinger's Bariatric Surgeon
Austin, Texas 78705

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