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About gingersnap

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  • Birthday 01/20/1976

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In 2007 weighing nearly 300lbs after the birth of my first child I decided to have the LapBand at Lahey Medical in Boston, MA by Dr. Nepomnashay using Harvard Pilgrim Insurance. Surgery went well and I slowly lost 80 lbs and stalled until I started having complications in 2011. In the summer of 2011 I was hospitalized for dehydration and low potassium. September 2012 I had a major slip that almost strangulated my stomach and would have caused death. Dr. Byrnes at MUSC in Charleston, SC was my surgeon and the program seems to be a really great one. I would love to convert to the VSG but I'm currently only on Tricare and the VSG is not covered.

I have once again realize that I cannot lose weight or keep it off without the help of surgery. I've gained nearly 80lbs of the 140 I took off. I'm currently researching Military Treatment Facilities in hopes that there is a great surgeon that can help me.

Age: 47
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 300 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 240 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 60 lbs
BMI: 35.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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