115 pounds as a teenager
180 pounds after birth of 1st-3rd child
210 pounds after 4th child
Lap band in 2008, blood clots, got down to 160 and then got pregnant with 5th! Got back to 160 after baby.
2011 had lap band removed because of complications including severe restriction, enlarged esophagus and malnutrition.
Gained weight back within 6 mths
Now 217 pounds and 35 BMI
My surgery is scheduled for May 7th, 2013. It's with Dr. Sherman Smith of Rocky Mountain Bariatrics in SLC, Utah
It includes 1 overnight stay in the hospital and covers any complications within 90 days up to 100,000 dollars. The price was 15K
Update: So it turns out I had a lot of complications many of them from pre-existing things that I didn't know anything about. My doctor was great he repaired the bleeding spleen and took off a lot of the scar tissue on my large liver. My lungs had a really hard time recovering it made it really hard for me to heal and move forward I also had a abnormal heart arrhythmia which we discovered was pre-existing that no one caught. I was in the hospital for four days got checked out but then had to get readmitted the next day because I developed pneumonia. I'm pretty certain if I had chosen a doctor in Mexico I probably wouldn't be here or at the very least would of had to stay there and somehow come up with the extra 50 or $60,000 that I would have owed. The program through Dr. Sherman Smith or the Rocky Mountains bariatric Center includes up to hundred thousand dollars of medical fees within the first 90 days of surgery. Sherman Smith was a great surgeon and I'm glad I chose him . My weight from day of surgery was 217 it is 200 7 days later.
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 140 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/29/2013
Surgery Date: 05/07/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Week or More
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a