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Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About SleevePal

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  • Birthday 03/20/1973

About Me

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    Jesus follower. Married with children. Aspiring to surf and to seize each day.
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    Art, Reading, Tennis
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    Virginia Beach
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[size=4][i][font=georgia,serif]I recently realized that I could actually do something about changing my life with surgery. I had attended a surgery session a few years ago and the options didn't seem viable to me and the vertical sleeve was too new. I have tried dieting over the years and I won't say they didn't work because of course they work if you do the right things. I am able to own the fact that I failed to make them work for me for whatever reason. [/font][/i][/size]

[size=4][i][font=georgia,serif]Well I really looked into surgery this time because I am at the place where I am so physically uncomfortable that my weight has limited many of the activities of my life. Even basic ones like shopping for my family, cleaning my home and my body. My children have missed out on many activities because I either wasn't physically well enough or I was too self concious about my appearance. I know this is totally lame. I should have just pushed through for my kids.[/font][/i][/size]

[size=4][i][font=georgia,serif]I have had the dream of learning to surf for a long time. I also discovered I love to paint and draw. [/font][/i][/size]

[size=4][i][font=georgia,serif]I've done a lot of research online and I think I understand almost all of the possible side-effects/outcomes. I feel like the good outweighs the bad. [/font][/i][/size]

Age: 49
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 325 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 296 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 29 lbs
BMI: 49.3
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/30/2012
Surgery Date: 03/13/2013
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval

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