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About kristenleigh435

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  • Birthday 05/13/1971

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    I am married to a truck driver. Have a beautiful 12 year old daughter.
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    scrapbooking, photography, reading
  • Occupation
    Work with SBH kids as a Behavior Specialist
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Hi, my name is Kristen. I live near Toledo, Ohio. I am 42 years old. Married to an over the road truck driver. We have a 12 year old daughter. I love to read, take pictures and scrap book.

I had gastric bypass surgery on June 17, 2013. Dr. White was my surgeon. I started my journey last December 2012. I weighed 393 pounds. I was down to 373 on my surgery date. I am now at 273. I have lost about 32 inches and gone from a 5x in tops and pants to a 2X.

I wish I had done this sooner. At first my insurance did not cover the surgery but I switched insurance and didn't realize they would cover it. I could have had this done 2 years sooner. I felt so much better almost instantly.

I have been able to stop taking my medicine for PCOS (still have it but it is improving). I haven't used my inhaler hardly at all. I no longer take medicine for stomach issues.

The best thing is how much I can do now. I spend a lot more time doing things with my daughter. Which was one of my goals. I can shave without having to twist and turn to reach things. I don't need to wear a seatbelt extender and so much more.
Some problems I am having is I am not absorbing my Vitamin D so I have been increased to 50,000 units twice a week for 3 months on top of my regular vitamins. This is causing some bones aching and I have broken 2 toes since surgery. My bones actually hurt when they touch each other at night.

I hope to find friends on here that understand all that I am going through. Sometimes I get sad and then i feel bad because I should be happy losing this weight and feeling better but I hate the way I look sometimes now with the excess skin. My husband doesn't understand and he tries to be supportive but......

Age: 51
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight Lost: 136 lbs
BMI: 42.8
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/19/2013
Surgery Date: 06/17/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: n/a
kristenleigh435's Bariatric Surgeon
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

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