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Globetrotter

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Globetrotter

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    Sleevah Diva
  • Birthday 08/16/1983

About Me

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    slow loser
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    dancing, knitting, singing, reading, movies, cooking, shopping at farmer's markets, coffee shops ...
  • City
    Seattle
  • State
    WA
  • Zip Code
    98122

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My story is a simple one, no doubt identical to so many others; was really fit in high school, nobody ever thought to educate me on nutrition so gained pentuple the average amount when I went to college which led to major depression which started a vicious cycle of endless weight gain. Lost my 20s to obesity, though I accomplished a lot (MA, world travel, career) I remained stunted in personal growth. Then one day I suffered a terrible weight related public humiliation that served as my last straw, as soon as I could show my face in public again I made the phone call, less than a month and a half later I was being wheeled into recovery after my VSG.
I'm a slow loser, I am 3.5 years out and have yet to make it to goal, at just over my 2 yr mark a bunch of things happened in my life and I became depressed and lethargic and stopped exercising. Over the next year I gained back about 25 lbs, not to mention how flabby and weak I became by not exercising. At my 3.25 yr mark I got back on the wagon, diet and exercise, and now at 3.5 yrs out I have shed the regain and am back working on original weight, I am about 40 lbs away from personal goal, 19 from surgeon's.

The funny thing is that at my heaviest I would have said that the weight I am now would be just about perfection and what would eventually be surgeon's goal (150) would be a dream come true. My goal at date of surgery was 130 lbs; as I've got closer to that goal though, I keep moving the goal back! lol, I think we all do that. I know that I will have about 10 lbs of skin and tissue that will need to be removed and I know what my mother and grandmother weighed in their 20s so I feel reasonable in settling on a pre-plastics final weight of about 130, with a post-plastics weight of <123 (I'm only 5'3").

Would I do it again? YES. Would I have done it sooner if I'd had the money or insurance? YES. If someone had told me my future when I was 20 would I have done it when I "only" had 50 lbs to lose? ABSOLUTELY YES. Though it is okay to mourn all that my obesity cost/lost me, there's no use in crying over spilt milk and having this surgery was the best decision I ever made.

Age: 35
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Weight Lost:
BMI:
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/13/2010
Surgery Date: 07/14/2010
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
Globetrotter's Bariatric Surgeon
Novato Office(North Bay)
101 Rowland Way, Suite 220
Novato, California 94107
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