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About franken05

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[font="comic sans ms, cursive"][color="#0000cd"]I wanted to be thinner so I could practice football with my kiddos. I was always out of breath and my knees were always hurting. I went through 6 months of supervised weight visits and other tests and finally got a date. [/color][/font]

[font="comic sans ms, cursive"][color="#0000cd"]On December 17th, I made my way into the hospital and got checked in and all pre-op stuff done. I remember waking up in my room feeling okay. As the day went on I started feeling a sense of time loss. I asked the nurse what pain meds they had me on. Morphine and something else. I asked to be taken off of one because of the time loss issue. Fast forward to home. I got comfy and recuperated just fine. three weeks later I was released to start working out. So I did. 20 minutes walking on a tread mill and 10-20 minutes in the pool. (walking and light water workout.)[/color][/font]

[font="comic sans ms, cursive"][color="#0000cd"]Fast forward Jan 5th, I went to bed at 9:00 pm, at 11:30 I was calling the ambulance. I was rushed to the nearest hospital and was given a CT scan. Still not knowing what was going on I was transported to the original hospital that did my surgery. I was taken into emergency surgery. After waking up in the ICU, they told me that I had a massive leak and could have died if I didn't call the ambulance when I did. They had placed a stent in and two drains. After a week in the hospital, one drain was removed and the other stayed till I saw the surgeon. The next week The last drain came out and now I just have the stent. I hope that in a week or two I will have that out. [/color][/font]

[color=#0000CD][font='comic sans ms', cursive]So far though, I am 33 pounds down and a lot more to go.[/font][/color]

Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 288 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 222 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 66 lbs
BMI: 36.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/27/2012
Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
franken05's Bariatric Surgeon
MyNewSelf Surgical Weight Loss Program
2315 Dougherty Ferry Road
Ste 109
St. Louis, Missouri 63122