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Julie Ann

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Julie Ann

  • Rank
    Novice
  • Birthday 05/07/1972

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    family, reading
  • City
    Hartford
  • State
    IOWA
  • Zip Code
    50118
My surgery was July 25th, 2012. I'd be lying if I said that it was easy. I was scared more thank I can even explain. I questioned my decision so many times clear up until they wheeled me into the operating room. I was in tears in the pre-surgery area and that didn't stop until I was asleep. My doctor and the staff was so reassuring. I knew I was in good hands and I knew that they would all take care of me. When I woke up I felt like I had been hit by a truck! A semi to be specific. I don't remember saying this, but the first thing I asked my husband was "why did you run over me with your semi?" I guess the nurses got quite a chuckle out of this. They wondered why I chose a semi, but soon found out that my husband drove a semi. I slept most of the first day and I was in quite a bit of pain. Day 2 was the xray to make sure there were no leaks. The stuff they make you drink is NASTY! The only good thing is that you don't have to drink very much! I was scared to take my first drink, but it went ok. I did notice that I had burped a lot! That has subsided since the surgery. I am 4.5 weeks out now and I am struggling with getting enough water. I had to have iv fluids yesterday.I go back to work on Monday, and I'm a little nervous. I'm pretty sure [i]that I'll be tired. Looking forward to what the future has to hold. I'm also looking forward to meeting many new friends on this site. [/i]

Age: 50
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 333 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 299 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 34 lbs
BMI: 48.3
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/08/2012
Surgery Date: 07/25/2012
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
Julie Ann's Bariatric Surgeon
6600 Westown Parkway
Suite 220
WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266

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