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About Dezzie

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  • Birthday 01/01/1980

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    I'm a very earthy woman who can typically be found reading, walking my dogs or gardening. I love the simple things in life.
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Hmmm.... well I've been overweight since my teens. Even though I've lead a fairly active lifestyle it seems no matter what I've tried I'd lose 20 lbs, then gain 30 lbs back. Until 4 years ago I had no idea why this was happening and neither did my doctors. Finally I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Since my diagnosis my weight issues have gotten worse. So in August 2013, I started juice fasting. Yes, it worked well. I lost nearly 85 lbs. The problem came when I stopped in December. I rapidly started gaining the weight back. That's when I decided I'd had enough with dieting. I decided I'd find away to have the vsg. At the time I really didn't believe my insurance would approve it. Plus, I was scared:(. So I procrastinated. Then last month I was diagnosed with diabetes. I completely fell into a spiral of depression. I felt alone. Needless to say, I decided surgery was my best option to reboot. So I went for a consultation and got wonderful news. Not only did my insurance approve me they're covering me at a 100% . So now my journey has begun. I'm blessed to have the support of my parents, siblings, and a few friends.

I found bariatric pal while researching. To my amazement I discovered the most inspiring stories, people, and overall welcoming community. So I lurked for awhile, then decided to create an account:)

Age: 41
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 367 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 325 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 42 lbs
BMI: 52.5
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/02/2014
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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