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helgaready

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About helgaready

  • Rank
    Expert Member
  • Birthday 07/18/1978

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Shopping, Reading and Hanging with friends
  • Occupation
    Emergency Management Official
  • City
    Des Moines
  • State
    IA

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I have struggled with my weight the past 12 years and with each cycle of losing and gaining, it eroded a little more of my self esteem. As of late my weight started affecting my personal relationships and that was a large part in helping me decide surgery was my way to regain control of my life. I considered surgery in April 2009 but decided against is largely because of the backlash I got from friends and family and I started to buy into I was from a "big family" so it was okay to be big. This time around I have only told a few people of my decision to have surgery. I am also so much more confident in my decision.

I am mom to a wonderful 20 year old daughter. I had her when I was really young and while this should be no young girls story, having my daughter at such a young age really set me on the straight and narrow. We have beat all odds stack against teenage moms. She graduated #4 in her class and is currently studying to be a nurse.

We are both really excited about what this surgery will mean for my life. She has made it clear that I cannot share her clothes...lol...August 17th will be much like a second birthday for me as it will be day I get a redo at literally shaping my external person and rediscovering my inner person.

Age: 41
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 232 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 164 lbs
Goal Weight: 155 lbs
Weight Lost: 68 lbs
BMI: 24.9
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/17/2012
Surgery Date: 08/17/2012
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
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