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About JadedMage

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  • Birthday 06/23/1966

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    smart ass, happy, funny
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    gardening, my pets
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I am probably like almost everyone on here, tried for decades to loose weight, had some success's, some failures, some fads but was never able to keep it off. As I got older, it became harder and harder to get the weight off and even harder to keep it off. It was always so easy to give up and bake a cake, then eat the whole thing. I have probably lost 1000 lbs through out my life but it always came back with a vengeance.

About 5 years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. I started to take insulin. I am lucky that I do not have any of the other symptoms of diabetes but being on insulin makes it nearly impossible to loose any weight. It fights you at every crossroad! And because I am so insulin resistant, I have to take an enormous amount of insulin a day. To top it all off, my blood sugar is still not right! My weight has everything to do with it and I know that.

Besides not being able to go for long walks, or bike rides, hikes, plant flowers and veggies in my garden, or do anything I think is fun. I am always tired and feel like I could do so much more before I die.

I feel that this weight is killing me slowly. I could never afford to do this surgery on my own, but as luck would have it, my new insurance plan at work will cover it. So it will be this year I make the changes that I have so wanted to make for years now...This will be the year of ME! :D

Age: 57
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 348 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 348 lbs
Current Weight: 279 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 69 lbs
BMI: 47.9
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/22/2014
Surgery Date: 09/02/2014
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
JadedMage's Bariatric Surgeon
Surgical Associates Of Mercer & Monmouth, LLC
901 West Main Street
Suite 207
Freehold, New Jersey 08690

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