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About pjackson0523

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  • Birthday 05/23/1963

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I had to sit and think about why I have decided to take a drastic step like the sleeve. However, after really concentrating all day with the things I do and how hard it is just to do simple things, it really wasn't that hard of a decision. I want to be able to bend over and tie my shoes, paint my toenails or pick up something off the floor without straining. I want to be able to get out of a chair without rocking forward and backward a couple of times. I'm tired of my knees and ankles hurting all the time. I want to be able to buy "regular" clothes in "regular" clothing stores. I refuse to go up one more size. I'm now in 24, pushing a 26. I hurt everyday.

Sunday, my husband and I took two of our grandchildren to the fair and two hours later I was dead. I couldn't wait to get home. I just want to be around and live life to the fullest with this second part of my life. I want to live! What I'm doing now is definately not living my life to the fullest.

So, October 14 will be a life-changing day for me, and, I'm so ready!

Age: 61
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 253 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 195 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 58 lbs
BMI: 33.5
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/19/2013
Surgery Date: 10/04/2013
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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