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About fit2Bme2014

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    Starting my journey to living a healthier life at an 'average' size.
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    Photography, Gardening, Canning, Swimming, Crocheting, Camping, Hunting
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    Disabled... right now.
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[font=georgia][size=5]I’ve had weight issues my entire life. I’ve dieted and exercised successful... for short periods of time, before the cycle began again, bringing with it depression and self loathing. There are so many reasons I overeat. It’s a distraction, tasty, comfort, protection… and it’s[i] killing me[/i]. This is the second time I’ve considered wls. The possibility of [i]death[/i] scared me away. This time around, I realize that If I don’t lose weight, I’m going to die anyway, and it will be slow and painful, not to mention, the life I’m living now... it’s[i] not living[/i].[/size][/font]

[font=georgia][size=5]I went to a wls orientation a few weeks ago, and this coming week I have my first appointment with a surgeon. From there, I'm not exactly sure where this is going to go. I know there are evaluations, approvals, insurance approvals, procedures that I have to get through [i]before[/i] I can have surgery. Right now, I'm just trying to learn as much as I can so that I can make an informed decision for myself and if I do go forward with surgery, I wont be so horribly surprised by what happens after.[/size][/font]

Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight Lost: 69 lbs
BMI: 44
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/14/2014
Surgery Date: 04/02/2014
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
fit2Bme2014's Bariatric Surgeon
3377 Riverbend Drive
Springfield, OR 97477

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