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About #sdontdefineme#

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  • Birthday 03/23/1980

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[font='courier new'][size=3][color=#4b0082][b]My name is Tonya and I am 33 years old. I grew up in Boise,Idaho but have lived here in Arkansas since 2006. I found out about Bariatric Pal from my sister who had the Gastric Sleeve done one year ago. I started the steps required by my insurance to get the Gastric Sleeve done back in Feburary 2013. I was just sleeved on 2-06-14. I spent 2 nights in the hosiptal and was soo ready to get home. I chose surgery since I couldn't get the weight off by myself. I had lost 50 lbs. back in 2010 with Adipex, eating right and working out just to gain it back plus more when I stopped taking the diet pills. I am at the biggest I have ever been and have never felt so disgusted with myself. I am raising four children, happily married, finished college and I guess somewhere in all the chaos I lost myself and my confidence. I had put on dang near 100 pounds:(. [/b][/color][/size][/font]

[font='courier new'][size=3][color=#4b0082][b]The bad parts: were the trapped gas and nausea I experienced after surgery. Also the soreness especially in my incision area where my stomach was pulled through. I didn't really have too many negatives.[/b][/color][/size][/font]

[font='courier new'][size=3][color=#4b0082][b]The good parts: I have a tool now that is going to help me get this weight off with hard work on my part of exercising and eating healthy and maintaining it! I feel better and am so excited to get myself back.[/b][/color][/size][/font]

[font='courier new'][size=3][color=#4b0082][b]I enjoy the forums on here and how everyone is open and honest. I am a very blunt and happy person. I hope to make some friends during this journey who can relate. [/b][/color][/size][/font]

[font='courier new'][size=3][color=#4b0082][b]Thanks,[/b][/color][/size][/font]

[font='courier new'][size=3][color=#4b0082][b]God Bless-Tonya W.[/b][/color][/size][/font]

Age: 42
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 277 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 266 lbs
Current Weight: 160 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 117 lbs
BMI: 25.8
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/31/2013
Surgery Date: 02/06/2014
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
#sdontdefineme#'s Bariatric Surgeon
Saint Francis Center For Surgical Weight Loss
6005 Park Avenue, Suite 112
Attn: Leslie Albers, RN
Memphis, Tennessee

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