64 years old.. 4 grown kids and 10 Grandkids! Retired and decided after many health issues ( GERD that was untreatable and damaging my lungs, diabetes type 1 and triple heart bypass) I had to learn and turn my care inward!! Don't we hide behind that shield of caretakers?
9 days ago my life changed... My insulin is now at 20 units instead of 350! My weight is down 18 #'s and my GERD IS almost gone ( had a chronic cough)....WOW.. Not to old to change...!
Had another procedure while under.. Dr found a hernia in belly that a bowel could of looped through and repaired but I had a rough first 7 days but once I could add a few real foods like eggs, yogurt and cottage cheese I am feeling great! No pain meds after day 4.... " keep on taking that first step each morning huh?
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 252 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 245 lbs
Current Weight: 183 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 69 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/25/2012
Surgery Date: 11/18/2013
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Birthsjourney's Bariatric Surgeon