[i][color=#0000FF]I've been struggling with my weight since I was a child...Always gaining and never losing.
Excercising, watching what I ate. Green Juicing & organic eating. Cutting back the salt, decreasing the sugar, omiting the bread, bagels & donuts. Stoping the fast food quick trips, increasing the steamed veggies, and loving fish & fowl.
Drinking water, carrying water. Drowning in water. I have water in my car, my desk drawer, a bottle in my purse...It became my newest accessory.
I've done Nutri System, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and starving. I've used videos, joined classes at the gym, water aerobics, kick boxing, walking & jumping rope around the track. With minimal results, I started crying, lost hope & then binge eating.
I have high blood pressure, sore knee joints, an achy back, & a sad spirit. Yet I continue to smile on the outside, because fluffy people are supposed to be happy & jovial.
I'm a 49 y/o female that needed help.
I started my journey January 2013 by attending a Bariatric Center of Excellence Seminar in the area. It motivated me & I realized this was the help I needed. I immediately signed up and went to my 1st appointment in Feb 2013.
I followed the instructions of my insurance carrier, jumped through all of their hoops, crossed my T's, dotted my I's and was still declined the sleeve in May 2013. I questioned, how can that be when I'm in such bad shape?
The Bariatric Center of Excellence filed an appeal on my behalf June 2013.
I received a call yesterday.
My appeal was approved, YAY!
Anxiously awaiting 2mrrw to schedule my Sleeve Day. I'm grinning from the inside out!! :D[/color]
[color=#FFA500][b]Please be my support.... [/b][/color][color=#0000FF]Thank you for allowing me to share. [/color][/i]
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 245 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 222 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 23 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 02/06/2013
Surgery Date: 07/30/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
Ms. Mannix's Bariatric Surgeon
The Bariatric Center Of Kansas City
23401 Prairie Star Pkwy
Lenexa, Kansas 66227