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Swimmer

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Swimmer

  • Rank
    Bariatric Evangelist
  • Birthday 10/29/1972

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    swimming, working out, horses, dogs and healthy living
  • Occupation
    Molecular Biologist
  • City
    Portland
  • State
    OR
  • Zip Code
    97124

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I'm just a person who had enough of being miserable and continuing my bad habits. I learned about this surgery and took the plunge first thing in 2012. I could not be happier with my results, my life or my decision to undergo vgs surgery. It absolutely was the tool to change my life for good. 
I learned how to eat properly and let go of compulsive eating. I found healthier ways to cope with rough days. I realized this was my choice and was going to require dedication to dig myself out mentally and physically. 
I learned to tune out others negativity and give a hand to the next person who truly wants out of the misery of obesity. It's a struggle, but it's possible to dig out of the mess and live a happy life not focused on food or body image. Today life is good. 

Age: 46
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 238 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 219 lbs
Current Weight: 107 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 131 lbs
BMI: 17
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/14/2011
Surgery Date: 01/24/2012
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Swimmer's Bariatric Surgeon
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
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