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About amcdowell779

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    Junior Guru
  • Birthday 01/07/1979

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    34 years old, mother of 3, married and a counselor
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    North Branch
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I am 34 years old. I have three children and have been with my husband 7 years, this month. We just got married last September though. I had my daughter when I was 16 years old and have been overweight since. It wasn't until I had my third child that I really put on the weight. My youngest is only two, so the drastic weight gain has been over the past three years or so. I've been contemplating WLS for years, but took the initiative this past summer to go to a class at Unity Hospital in Fridley, MN. I spoke to my Doctor about it and he was all for it but kind of at a loss of how to go about getting it done. So I looked online and found Unity Bariatric Center and they had WLS classes. I went to one on July 27,2012 and have been on my path for WLS ever since. I weighed 321 at my highest but the clinic has me at 315 for my highest there. I am currently at 307 lbs as of last week. I have been struggling to lose my weight that's required for surgery. I am completely approved for surgery, everything is completed but I just need to lose weight. I was given a goal of 298 lbs. but was told last week that if I could get down five more lbs my surgery can be scheduled. I am super excited and working hard at it. I can't wait to have surgery and start my new life. Tomorrow I start counseling, which I thought was a good idea because of my relationship with food. I will update as I go on!

Age: 44
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 321 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 303 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 18 lbs
BMI: 44.7
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/27/2012
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
amcdowell779's Bariatric Surgeon
Fridley, Minnesota 55432

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