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About thinnerdaysahead

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday December 8

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    gardening, walking, spending time with friends
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    occupational therapist
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    San Diego
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I started gaining weight when I was around 30 and now have reached 58, gaining about 5 or more pounds each year. I always thought, oh I'll find the right diet, pill, exercise regime, etc., but you know the story lost many; pounds and the gained many more. I started developing comorbidities (high blood pressure - sometimes extremely high-, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, dangerously close to diabetes). So I got a referral to a bariatric specialist and at first I thought I wanted to do lap band. Then I went online and read about all the failures, etc. with lap band and my doctor wanted me to consider the bypass, but I have microscopic colitis and my gastoenterologist didn't think this was the best choice for me. So my doctor and I decided the sleeve would be my best choice. Everything has gone very smoothly - as you can see my initial appt was in the middle of April and my surgery is scheduled for July 9th. I am excited to live a lighter and healthier life. With colitis I can't eat lots of fat or rich foods, so this should be the perfect tool to help guide my food choices.

Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 210 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 130 lbs
Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Weight Lost: 80 lbs
BMI: 23.8
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/15/2013
Surgery Date: 07/09/2013
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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