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Mickie Vest

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About Mickie Vest

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  • Birthday 08/12/1961

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In 2003 my world fell apart. I was sold to Hewlett-Packard by Procter & Gamble. This made my (now I know) bi-polar disorder to go into overdrive. I was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism and told the medication would make me all better. It didn't I started gaining weight at an alarming rate. I tried walking, physical labor and dieting all at once and all I accomplished was the status quo. I made one previous attempt at having a Roux n y but gained 9lbs one month and they refused to do the surgery. During this time I also had breast cancer. My life had really hit an all time low. Fast forward to today. My top weight was 250 something and I've learned that I have to eat a silly low amount of calories to lose weight. Something I've been doing since my PCP told me if I lost 10lbs in 2 months he would give me a referral. To lose that weight I had to eat 1/4 cup of oatmeal for breakfast and mostly chicken broth for lunch. Since then I've continued losing even though I couldn't keep up my diet after the referral. I'm now watching what and what portion sizes that I eat which is good practice for the sleeve. Now my biggest challenge is getting the money together and I finally have the $575 to start. I'm looking forward to my first appointments and getting started on my journey to recapture the thinner inner me.

Age: 61
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 242 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 210 lbs
Goal Weight: 120 lbs
Weight Lost: 32 lbs
BMI: 39.7
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/10/2012
Surgery Date: 05/07/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Mickie Vest's Bariatric Surgeon
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

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