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Lovely Lady

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I have lost weight on my own without Weight Loss Surgery. After several years living my life in frustration, I knew that I needed additional help to get to the weight that I should be. So decided to see a Weight Loss Surgeon. After meeting the surgeon, I had to think long and hard whether or not Weight Loss Surgery is right for me. I have been very uncomfortable talking to anyone, but I know I would need a support system so I started to talk about it.
At first, the people I talked to didn't think I needed Weight Loss Surgery. But after explaining my motives, they are starting to understand why I want to look into it. The Weight loss would help me to deal better with from the Arthritis that I suffer with. It would help me not to wear down the knee replacements I have. I know I would look better too.
Now I am trying to decide what surgery to have. Lap band? or Sleeve? Decisions, Decisions. They both have their pro's and con's. My surgeon wants to do sleeve. I was told he wants to get away from doing the band all together. He said the band is like a belt, you have to find the right fit, or you will have to come back for adjustments. Heaven forbid I have to have it removed. I might have problems having my insurance pay for follow up care. I am currently researching more, so I can make the right choice.

Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 273 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 261 lbs
Current Weight: 170 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 103 lbs
BMI: 25.8
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/16/2013
Surgery Date: 04/28/2014
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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