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About BobbieVSG

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  • Birthday 06/28/1994

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    I'm Bobbie from London, Hi :)
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When I was 10 (2004), I had a car accident and had to have hip surgery that made me bed bound for a few weeks. My hip never healed and since then I have had countless hospital appointments/bed rest and operations. That was when I started gaining weight, I got lazy, being on bed rest just made me bored so I always turned to food and I guess I just used the fact I could hardly walk as an excuse. In 2006 I was 12 and at 13 stone and I was down, unhappy, insecure, hated going out so I decided it was time to do something. I went on a diet, I started bike riding for the first time after the op, I started swimming (what failed after a few attempts due to humiliation of other kids making cruel remarks) I was doing a lot more excersize and lost some weight, In that year I had to have another operation on my hip and it crumbled my bone which then I was layed up for a few weeks. 2 years later and nothing had improved, it got worse. I went to my dr and got referred to a dietitian and I went through with that and it didn't help. I got referred to a weight camp (Carnegie International Camp) for 4 weeks. I lost 1st 4lbs on the first 2 weeks and the last 2 weeks, I sprained my ankles so I didn't loose much at all! But I was still proud of myself. When I come home, I stuck to it but I went on a rebound and gained weight again. 5 years later and at 19 years old, I have tried everything I can. I have tried more dietitians, cutting back, Atkins diet, slim fast, weight watchers, lighter life, but nothing seems to help. I had countless tests done to see if it's anything specific but the doctors see nothing. Now I have been looking into surgery for roughly 8 years, I have done my research, added up the pro's and con's, I have a whole 2 folders full of information. For 2 years I have been going through the stages of having the gastric sleeve done, it takes longer as I was down as an[i][b] [/b][/i]adolescence but now I am on the adult list and all I am waiting for it a meeting with the surgeons for my yes or no.

I know some people will be wary about me having this done as I am only 19 but I know what I'm doing and what I need to do. I haven't chosen the easy route as this is a challenge in itself but I have chosen a route that I feel is best for me. I'm on here to talk to people going through the same thing and for advice and more information as I would like to know everything there is. Thank you for reading this :)

Age: 29
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 322 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 306 lbs
Current Weight: 228 lbs
Goal Weight: 200 lbs
Weight Lost: 94 lbs
BMI: 41.7
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/16/2014
Surgery Date: 10/06/2014
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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