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About Weeviegurl

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  • Birthday 11/30/1973

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[font='comic sans ms'][color=rgb(0,0,255)]Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I have been "lurking" for a bit and reading everyone's posts.[/color][/font]
[font='comic sans ms'][color=rgb(0,0,255)]I had my first consult with my surgeon for the LapBand on Oct 31, 2013. My check list is coming along nicely.[/color][/font]
[font='comic sans ms'][color=rgb(0,0,255)]Psych-eval, PCP clearance with minor supplimentation on Iron and D2 Rx. I have attended my pre-op class, receiving the WLS "Bible," which I have read, forwards, backwards, up, down, and inside-out! And, I've met with my nutritionist. Whew! Not bad for 6 weeks![/color][/font]

[font='comic sans ms'][color=rgb(0,0,255)]Monday I had an EGD (because I have had reflux for about 8 years), which determined I had a hernia, and a biopsy was taken. I have a 1 in 10 chance of having Barrett's, and if positive, means the Band in out. So, I'm a bit nervous, as I really don't want to go down the road of gastric bypass. I believe the hernia will be repaired at the same time as the WLS surgery, but I have not yet discussed that with my surgeon.[/color][/font]

[font='comic sans ms'][color=rgb(0,0,255)]I am still trying get my 5-year weight history from my last PCP, and OBGYN...it's like pulling teeth. I've been working on that since Nov 1...What's up with that? Anyway, that info is the last thing I need for Insurance to approve.[/color][/font]

[font='comic sans ms'][color=rgb(0,0,255)]If everythings goes right, I am thinking early to mid January will be LB day! :D [/color][/font]

[font='comic sans ms'][color=rgb(0,0,255)]I'm glad to have found this comminuty. From what I have seen so far, the support is fantastic![/color][/font]

[font='comic sans ms'][color=rgb(0,0,255)]Best wishes to all of you in your persuit of health and happiness![/color][/font]

Age: 47
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 331 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 301 lbs
Current Weight: 312 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 19 lbs
BMI: 50.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/31/2013
Surgery Date: 06/03/2014
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
Weeviegurl's Bariatric Surgeon
The Denver Center For Bariatric Surgery
4600 E Hale Parkway
Suite 340
Denver, Colorado 80220