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About magpie30

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    Aspiring Evangelist
  • Birthday 02/22/1983

About Me

  • Biography
    30 years young wife and mother to 5 year old son.
  • Gender
  • Interests
    love swimming, reading, embroidery and taking walks in the woods
  • Occupation
    currently stay at home mom. Volunteer at my sons school.
  • City
    La Crescent
  • State
Long and short of it, i've always been overweight. I never thought about weightloss surgery until my hisbands doctor recomended it as an option for him. Hw was greatly overweight with several co morbidities and a condition that gives him very limited energy. At first i thought that it was a cop out, an, "easy way out". But i agrfeed to go o the class with im and begin the process, to learn more about it. At that time the only operation offered was the RNY. We both decided to go for it. But after much research we decided that that was not the way for us to go. WE both really liked the idea of the sleeve, with it's relative simpliticy, no monkeying with your intestins and little to no malabsorbtion issues. However at the time the VSG was still considered experimental. So we decided to wait. We continued working on our weightloss, with very little results. Finally my husbands insurance covered teh sleeve so he got submitted, and approved. He had his surgery in October of 2012. My insurance followed suite a few months later and i was approved in February 2013 with a surgery date of March 6 2013. After having gone through the entire process, i can confidently say it is no "easy way out" for sure!!

Age: 39
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 288 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 177 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 111 lbs
BMI: 29.5
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/10/2009
Surgery Date: 03/06/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
magpie30's Bariatric Surgeon
La Crosse, Wisconsin

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