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About KeeWee

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    Bariatric Evangelist
  • Birthday September 1

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    President/CEO of KingsWay Live and KingsWay Couples
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I've only recently began to look into this surgery. I never thought I could get coverage so I never looked into it. I have been overweight for the past 16 years after having my daughter, I never lost any of the weight and hence began my downward spiral.

I have been in the range of 260-290 with ups in downs in that same range for about 10 years now. I never realized how big and unhealthy I was because I loved myself and my body so much. I love my shape but my size, not so much, my clothes, not so much, my eating habits, not so much. I began to realize how out of hand it was getting when one day I had to call out of work because I cried all morning because I couldn't find one thing to fit me correctly, while looking good on me and that i would be comfortable wearing all day. So I stayed home to cry and vowed to change my life.

Once a close friend revealed to me that she had the surgery and before we met that she had been close to 400 lbs, I was amazed and began to research. She had told me it was the best thing she ever did for herself and she looks amazing. I would have never even guessed it. So now with my BMI being almost 48, she has decided to see me thru this process, I have begun the classes, attended a few seminars and support groups and I am following the plan with my nutritionist and I hope to cut down this 6 month process as much as possible....Wish me luck!! Same to you!!

Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 290 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 282 lbs
Current Weight: 204 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 86 lbs
BMI: 35
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/26/2013
Surgery Date: 04/23/2014
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
KeeWee's Bariatric Surgeon
Andrew Averbach, M.D., PA
700 Geipe Road
Suite 274/203
Baltimore, Maryland 21228

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