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Kathy's New Life

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Kathy's New Life

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 04/17/1966

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Genealogy, reading
  • Occupation
    Self Employed
  • City
    Saint Louis
  • State
    Missouri
  • Zip Code
    63129
My journey is a bit different than most. I was malnurished as an infant/toddler. I was underwieght and anemic for most of my childhood. My nickname from my brother was "Bag of Bones" because I was too skinny. My wieght is blamed on hormonal changes and imbalances thru my life. At age 16 I was told I should be a model at 5 ft, 6 in and 125 lbs. It wasn't until I had my first child that the weight became an issue. I gained 30 lbs b/w my son and my daughter. I gained another 20 lbs after my daughters birth. I continued to gain and loose the same 30 lbs for the next 10 yrs until I had a hysterectomy at age 33. I kept my ovaries but still had hormonal issues that made me gain up to total weight of 215 lbs. I again managed to loose 30 lbs and get down to 185 lbs until I broke my ankle in 2004 and my thyroid started to fail in 2005. No matter how hard I tried my weight kept climbing to my highest weight on 1/2/11 of 265 lbs. I had developed sleep apnea, asthma, hypothyroid with goiter, insulin resistance, reactive hypoglycemia, GERD, Vocal Chord Disorder, Chronic sinusitis from deviated septum, year round allergies, food allergies, chronic back pain, chronic clinical depression, anxiety attacks and chronic fatigue syndrome. Simply getting out of bed each day is a major effort. Each of these conditions aggrivate all of the others so when one acts up they all act up. I was told in the summer of 2011 to look into Weight Loss Surgery but I wasn't ready to go there yet. I tried the HCG Diet and successfully lost 40 lbs. Then the doctors found a dermoid tumor in my right ovary that was the size of a canteloupe. I had surgery to remove the tumor and my ovaries in December 2011. The resulting hormonal imbalances made the HCG ineffective and I regained the 40 lbs. It was at this point that I seriously looked into WLS. After researching this, I wish I had done it 10 years ago.

1st appt 10/16/12 Verdict... Having RNY Bypass. Im excited!
Psych Eval 10/17/12 - done

Age: 56
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 267 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 205 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 62 lbs
BMI: 33.1
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/16/2012
Surgery Date: 01/23/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Kathy's New Life's Bariatric Surgeon
Missouri Bariatric Services
1000 W. Nifong
Bldg 2 Ste 220
Columbia, Missouri 65203

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