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About M_8ankz

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    Intermediate Member
  • Birthday 11/08/1985

About Me

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    I am very outgoing with great friends and family
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Reading & Shopping
  • Occupation
    Customer Service Manager
  • City
    Grand Rapids
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[size=4][font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][color=#800080]I have always been an outgoing person. In childhood I was involved in as many activities that my little schedule would allow. I was always a bigger girl, but not too much out of control. I started having different health problems pop up here and there, but I refused to attribute them to my weight. In the past several years I haven't been as active, but still social, and steady increasing in weight. About 2 years ago I was having heavy pains in my chest. After much testing it was discovered a have a hiatal hernia. They can be harmless, but of course not in my case. I went and saw a surgeon I was comfortable with (he removed my gallbladder years before). That surgeon was performing weight loss surgery in addition to general surgery by the time I had come to see him. He suggested that I have WLS to insure the hernia would be fixed and that my overall health would increase. My surgeon has seminars for his weight loss surgery and I have attended many in the past years and slipped out the side door. I knew we would all get in line to sign up for our first pre op visit and get the surgery process started. I was terrified and felt I wasn't ready. The last time was different. I still snuck out at the end...but I called and set up my appt. From then on I was dedicated and set my lifestyle up as such.[/color][/font][/size]

Age: 34
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 260 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 162 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Weight Lost: 98 lbs
BMI: 27
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 09/30/2012
Surgery Date: 01/22/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
M_8ankz's Bariatric Surgeon
Life Without Limits
1325 E. Sherman Blvd.
Muskegon, Michigan 49444