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Erin Maxwell

LAP-BAND Patients
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About Erin Maxwell

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  • Birthday 04/25/1990

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    I am 23 years old. I live in a small town in MO born and raised. I love my BAND!
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    Swimming, Float trips, Bon fires, and working.
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    MO - Missouri
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[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=4]I never thought I would have any sort of WLS. Although I was never against it, I just figured I could do it on my own. I tried probably every diet there is out there. Weight Watchers always seemed to work until I would cheat one time then I just could never get back on track. I could blame my weight on genetics but basically it is because I like food. I gained 40 lbs in the first 2 years of my relationship with my boyfriend. I guess I just got "comfortable." Two of my family members were banded before me and they both did an amazing job. That is when I thought I should really look into something...After a few months I decided on Lap Band. Everything went so fast! I did my 6 months of visiting my local Dr. Then it came to my 2 week Pre Op liquid diet. I was terrified. All I could think about was when I could eat again. After about 4 days into it everything smoothed out. I was used to it. I lost about 15 lbs in those 2 weeks. [/size][/font]

[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=4]I got banded on May 22, 2012. I came home the same day of surgery. Slept all day to try and control my pain level. The second day was mostly pain from the gas. It was horrible. Nothing helped. I just walked around the house to try to help with it and to keep the blood clots away. [/size][/font]

[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=4]I have currently have 5cc in a 10cc band and down almost 50 lbs in 1 year. Everything has gone great and as planned. [/size][/font]

Age: 31
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 275 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 230 lbs
Goal Weight: 185 lbs
Weight Lost: 45 lbs
BMI: 35
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/30/2011
Surgery Date: 05/22/2012
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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