I am Debbie I was referred to this site by my Physical Therapist. I am basically at the beginning again. I had the band done in Dec 2005 - lost 90lbs but then had some difficulties with it. I am scheduled for Gastric Sleeve surgery/Revision December 31st. It is my goal this time to seek some level of support from other gastric patients. I didn't do that the first time and kind of went about it all on my own.
This is my last chance to really make a go of weight loss and I am more educated this time and more prepared to do the work it takes to be successful.
I think last time I thought the "Band" would do all the work...this time I KNOW it takes a lot of concentrated effort and knowledge on my part to make my dream come true and make this a success!
I am 54 yrs old. I am a spunky Grandmother of 8 and Mother of 3 and am married. I have full support from my husband.
It is my goal to lose 100lbs to be healthy and no more back problems.
Thank you for a safe place to talk and hear advice from others that have gone before me and perhaps I may be of help to those who come after me.
Blessings to you.
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 232 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 232 lbs
Current Weight: 213 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 19 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 09/30/2013
Surgery Date: 01/07/2014
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a