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Dani.o.dani

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Dani.o.dani

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday January 5

About Me

  • Biography
    Athiest. Feminist. LGBTQIA*. Woman of Color. Fiber Artist. Naturalista. Sober 12 Stepper. Geek. Fangirl. Liberal. Ferocious. Married. Mother of 2. Fierce.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    fiber arts. literature. music. movies. HGTV. anything NSFW. humor.
  • Occupation
    Mother. Pharmacy Technician. Student
  • City
    Centennial
  • State
    Colorado
Hi everyone, I'm Dani and I'm excited to be here. I am having VSG surgery some time in January of 2014 (date yet to be set). I am starting off at just shy of 300lbs. I have been heavy my whole life with a bmi around 40, but after the birth of my second child in 2 years and working 3rd shift my weight spiraled totally out of control and I gained over 100 pounds in about 15 months. I was in constant pain, walking, standing, sitting for too long hurt. I tried to exercise but it was extremely painful. From mid 2010-mid 2013 I was awake most of the day with my young children and then would work at night for 10 hours a night. I woke up one day and looked at myself in the mirror. I really saw myself, my exhaustion, my stress, my fatigue, my weight, my depression, my tension, my fear were all over my body. Over the years I had tried trainers, weight watchers, south beach, slim fast, phentramine, crash dieting, curves, and the body for life program I would have some success but the feelings of constant hunger and deprivation would take their toll and eventually I would regain my weight and then some. I felt like a failure. I didn't feel like a failure standing there at my heaviest. I felt like I needed to love myself and take care of myself. I looked at myself with tenderness and compassion. I needed help, not shame. I got a therapist, changed jobs, and started trying to lose weight on my own. The constant hunger was still an issue. I had a friend lose weight with the VSG surgery and she was incredibly successful [b]because[/b] her portions were finally under control. It was a lightbulb moment when she said her portions were under control and her hunger was reduced. I talked to my doctor about if I could qualify for surgery, and my doctor was extremely supportive. That was in late August 2013. I am so glad I asked for help.

Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 299 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 273 lbs
Current Weight: 265 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 34 lbs
BMI: 46.9
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/29/2013
Surgery Date: 01/21/2014
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Dani.o.dani's Bariatric Surgeon
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Bariatrics
1960 N Ogden St
Suite 550
Denver, Colorado 80124
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