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Traci J.

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Traci J.

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    Bariatric Evangelist

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    Nature is my zen room!!
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    Kayaking, Fishing, Camping, Dancing, Yoga
  • Occupation
    Authorization Coordinator
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    NC North Carolina
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[color=#800080][size=4]My story is the same as everyone's here. I'm overweight and unhealthy, and it's time for a change. I never had a problem with my weight until my adult years, after being in an auto accident that limited my activity due to pain for 2 years, then quitting smoking (x2), pregnancy, and the lovely depo provera shot (gained 60 lbs...10 lbs. with every shot) :angry: [/size][/color][color=#800080] Fortunately I was otherwise healthy up until last year when I was diagnosed with diabetes. That, combined with my high cholesterol (which I've had since a teenager thanks to genetics) makes me a ticking time bomb. Plus, I lost my mom when she was 54 yrs. old due to breast cancer, which is another risk. I've tried to lose weight for over 10+ years and have weighed the same as I do now, 270 +/- 5 lbs. Like my aunt said before she decided to get the RnY 2 years ago, "It's like beating a dead horse, and I'm tired". For me, the risks of me NOT having the surgery far outweighed the risk of the surgery itself. I've always been a quick healer and am hoping for a quick recovery.[/color]

[color=#800080]I wish anyone who has had, is having, or is contemplating having any WLS the best of luck and hope you all have a wonderful journey. Your heart will thank you, and your soul will soar! :wub:[/color][color=#800080] [/color][color=#800080] [/color]

Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 270 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 209 lbs
Goal Weight: 155 lbs
Weight Lost: 61 lbs
BMI: 35.9
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/29/2012
Surgery Date: 12/19/2012
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Traci J.'s Bariatric Surgeon
Durham, North Carolina 27704

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