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About photojdoc

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  • Birthday 09/14/1954

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    Over 30 years as a photojournalist and 16 years as a professor teaching photography and multimedia.
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    Photography, travel, camping
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    College Professor
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I have fought my weight since high school, but managed it through college and for a few years. At 32, I became a diabetic and my BP began to climb. Ever since then I've gradually put on more and more weight. My efforts seemed to be to no avail. I have explored bariatric surgery for five years and my endocrinologist encouraged it, but my insurance doesn't cover any weight loss programs. This spring, I began to look in earnest for a self-pay and found [url="http://www.lnrmcsurgicalweightloss.com"][b]Dr. Heider[/b][/url]. Paying for the surgery myself won't be easy, but it comes out to be approx. what I'd pay for a new car. The choice was simple.

I was 440 pounds on April 30, 2013 when I began this journey. My surgery is set for June 13, 2013 and I'm looking forward to it. I've been diligent about using the pre-surgery diet and have done fairly well. Everything I've researched indicates the more you lose up front the better chance you have in reaching your goal.

I am a college professor teaching photojournalism and multimedia. I have worked as a photojournalist for over 35 years and have covered everything from pet of the week to the President. I enjoyed shooting sports and have covered every major league and college sport.

Age: 66
Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 440 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 249 lbs
Goal Weight: 240 lbs
Weight Lost: 191 lbs
BMI: 29.5
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/24/2013
Surgery Date: 06/13/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
photojdoc's Bariatric Surgeon
123 Professional Dr.
Mooresville, NC 28117