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About az1369

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What can I say??? I have been overweight my entire life. I think the 1st time I remember feeling fat, I was around 9 years old. I have tried every diet know to man....don't even want to think about how much money I have spent on fad diets, books, dvds, special foods...etc.

I have been researching weight loss surgery for over 4 years. Unfortunately I had a family that did not survive gastric bypass surgery when I was 13 and the surgery was a lot more risky and not performed frequently. I began the process of trying to obtain approval for WLS over a year ago, and have been met with nothing but issues and red tape from my insurance company. Because of this I am having surgery with Dr. Alvarez in Mexico on 10/8/2012.

Let the countdown to a healthy BMI, for the first time in my life, begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Height: 5 feet
Starting Weight: 220 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 208 lbs
Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Weight Lost: 12 lbs
BMI: 40.6
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 10/08/2012
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
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