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AllieBB

LAP-BAND Patients
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About AllieBB

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 02/14/1948

About Me

  • Biography
    Life happens to us all and along the way we have many adventures and opportunities. This is just one of them.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    Retired LMFT
  • City
    Lithia Springs
  • State
    Georgia
  • Zip Code
    30122
Hello,

I am 66 year old female who has had a weight problem her entire life. My top weight was 412 lbs and I was 5'2" tall. My current weight is 256 and current height is 5'1". I shrunk with age which is not a favorable thing to do when you are trying to reduce your BMI.

I have osteoarthritis in both knees, currently bone on bone, and in desperate need of replacements in both kees. I started using a cane due to pain in 2000. Now, 14 years later I have graduated to two elbow crutches and continual pain. In the past four years I have lost 156 lbs on a glycemic-index diet to prevent diabetes Type 2. It has been very successfuly for me as noted.

During the endless years of dieting gaining and dieting again I have reached many plateaus. This one has been the most devastating! For the past 12 to 18 months I have struggled with 5 lbs and no progress. I am frustrated and my doctors are baffled. In January I was given the opportunity to start swimming under the direction of my osteo-physiotherapist. When I started swimming and water exercise I couldn't swim even one lap because of the pain in my knees. Today I can swim 15 laps and continue on with 1-1/2hrs of physio-water exercise, 5 days a week. I was determined not to set my psyche up to fail so I waited from Jan 17 until May 20 to get on the scale. The result a disappointing NO CHANGE! 1000 calories balanced and 3 hrs of exercise and nothing, Nada, zip!

The doctor I saw on May 20 was my orthopedic surgeon. The assessment: No surgery until BMI is 30. Why because the chance for positive recovery changes dramatically from 5% risk at BMI of 30 and 70% risk at a BMI over 40. So the referral was bariatric surgery as the best intervention to finish the weight loss for safe a successful recovery from knee replacement surgery. And now, here I am in line for the seminar and lap-band surgery on Jun 4th.

Age: 74
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 412 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 256 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 156 lbs
BMI: 48.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/04/2014
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
AllieBB's Bariatric Surgeon
Surgical Weight Loss Center
1045 Sycamore Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30030

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