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About reenalee

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  • Birthday 11/11/1980

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so here I am! In Oct. 2012 I went to see my PCP for a follow up appointment after having his help for over a year in trying to drop this weight I had gained almost instantly! I guess I really should begin before this point. While growing up my whole family was "big boned" I have many family members well over the 300# mark, I was one of the smaller ones at age 14 I recall being 180# and 5'7". When I got married at age 19 I wore a size 20, I had my first child at age 20, while I was pregnant I only gained 9#! While breast feeding I had lost a considerable amount of weight! I don't know how heavy I was but I know I got into a size 12! I regained after my son got older, he is autistic and I stayed home with him, I spent most of my "free time" caring for him... very little on myself. It wasn't long before I was a size 24! I went to the doctor and was put on a diet and some medications ect. I lost a huge amount of weight, got down to a size 16, only a month in the new clothes and I found out im having TWINS! I gained 19# with my twins, I lost very little from that point, I maintained around 230# for about 3 or 4 years. I wasn't unhappy there. I went through a divorce and got remarried, had another baby, this time I went from 231# to 252# during and lost next to nothing after! I stayed at 252# for about a year, and then in a two month stretch I went to 279#! at which point I went to the doctor for help! He tried everything he could and I did the same, I was living on rabbit food, my bloodwork always came back great. A year later he said I was a perfect case for WLS. I was shocked and scared, also slightly excited? After much research I have chosen to do the VSG, just got my date last week. I will be having my surgery on July 10th. 2013. Since I began this whole thing I have quit smoking which added weight ... and my heaviest point was 306#. I have been working on some weight loss on my own. I am not taking any prescription meds for it anymore, I am going on counting calories and making good choices of foods. So far, in approximately a week and a half I am currently at 300# I never thought I would say this but I can not wait to see that 299 mark again! My self worth went through the FLOOR when I crossed over 300#, it made me so depressed because I was and AM trying to make good choices for me and my family, I give up smoking and gain almost 30# it seemed all the good choices ive been trying to make have been leaving me so miserable! I sure hope this is my turning point! I am going to make a video journal starting this week, I want to capture this whole thing so I can show my children and so if I ever fall off the right path (start smoking again, gain weight ect) I can look back at how far Ive come!

Age: 42
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 306 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 232 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 74 lbs
BMI: 36.3
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/22/2012
Surgery Date: 07/10/2013
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
reenalee's Bariatric Surgeon
The CNY Bariatric Surgery Center
505 Irving Ave. IHP
Suite 1249
Syracuse, NY 13210

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