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About Reddrobin

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  • Birthday 09/19/1951

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    Retired Guidance Counselor
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    Vero Beach
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When did this all begin? I had always thought of myself as being overweight. In actuality I have truly only been overweight the past 20 years and obese the last 10. I was skinny and loved being able to wear that string bikini. Those days are long gone.
I was only maybe 15 pounds over weight when I had a hysterectomy. After surgery I started to gain weight slowly at first. I then developed a thyroid problem and the weight kept going up and up and of course I was eating more. I think the straw broke the camel's back was I stopped smoking and another 20 was added to my already expanded girth. The bathing suit was completely who was going to the beach looking like a whale.
Then to top the cake off I developed type 2 diabetes the year was 2008. At first I was only on pills than last year the insulin began. Sticking myself shots 4x a day and my weight was out of control.
I am always hungry and never get full so of course I eat, eat, and eat. Now at 250 I longer want to do this dance. Before 250 my heaviest was 218 and through diet And exercise I got down to 192 not bad but still overweight.

Then the insulin began and I have been on an uphill swing.
I have to get off this merry-go-round. Once a slender 42 year old weighing 110 to now a 62 year old woman weighing a whopping 250 I have decided the gastric sleeve is something I need to do for me.

So my journey begins, surgery is scheduled for the June 24. I know this road will not be easy but for my health I can not go on like this. I am so uncomfortable everything is a major effort. I know this is only a tool but I must do this as drastic as it seems.

Age: 67
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 248 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 236 lbs
Current Weight: 193 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 55 lbs
BMI: 31.1
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/30/2013
Surgery Date: 06/24/2014
Hospital Stay: 4 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Reddrobin's Bariatric Surgeon
Riverside Surgical & Weight Loss Center, LLC
13837 US HWY 1
Sebastian, Florida 32958