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georgiare

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About georgiare

  • Rank
    Expert Member
  • Birthday 04/26/1984

About Me

  • Biography
    I am a single mom an a counselor. I hate the outdoors because I am allergic to most insect bites or stings and always get bit :).
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Reading, watching movies, traveling
  • Occupation
    Mental health professional
  • City
    Northglenn
  • State
    Co
  • Zip Code
    80234

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Initially, I had a lap band placed in October 2013, but it kept slipping and causing issues, so I modified to the sleeve. With the band, I lost about 35 lbs, but gained more than that back at the time of my sleeve due to the issues I was having. I initially lost quite a bit of weight while taking Phentermine as well, which accounted for my first 30lb loss in this trek I have been on. I have been working with doctors and nutritionists on my weight for over 2 years now, and have been through 2 surgeries. But, at this point, with the sleeve in place, I feel like I am actually feeling restriction and getting closer to my goal faster.
 
I know that so many people are focused on "getting healthy" or "being thin", I have never been one to care about being thin. I have never been thin, and have no idea what that might be like. I do, however have back pain that restricts me quite a bit, and I want to be out of pain. Losing this weight is meant to help me toward that goal of living without pain.

Age: 37
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Weight Lost: 60 lbs
BMI: 29
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/13/2012
Surgery Date: 10/16/2014
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
georgiare's Bariatric Surgeon
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Bariatrics
1960 N Ogden St
Suite 550
Denver, Colorado 80205

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