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About Pjarka

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  • Birthday 11/15/1957

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    I am the Director of Tri-lakes Community Preschool. My daughter lives in Seattle were she is a Physiotherapist at UW. My son went through Special Forces training at Ft Bragg and is now stationed at Ft Carson
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My name is Pam I live in Monument Co. I am a diabetic that was diagnosed at age 18 I was able to control it with oral medication until my 40's, as soon as I started on insulin my weight went up and could not lose it to save my self.

I was rushed to the ER on Mothers Day with incredible pain on my upper right side, turns out it is my Gallbladder I only have 1 stone but causing me much pain.

I was referred to Evans Army Medical Center, when I meet with the surgeon he asked if I had ever considered weight loss surgery, of course I had but I have such fear of hospitals I never acted on it. The Dr smiled and said they could do both surgeries at the same time and of course I said yes.

I am running around like a crazy lady taking all my classes meetings with the Physcoligest so I can have surgery in July. (I am the Director of a non- profit preschool and school starts Aug 19) so I can have time to recoup.

I have great fear of the surgery and go back and fourth telling myself that I can do this, I am just trying to stay focused and research as much as I can, and reading what others have gone.through. I would love any encouragement and information.

Wishing all good thoughts on your journey.

Age: 63
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 305 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 295 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 10 lbs
BMI: 52.3
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/22/2014
Surgery Date: 07/19/2014
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
Pjarka's Bariatric Surgeon
Fort Campbell, Kentucky 42223