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About BarbCB

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  • Birthday 12/10/1960

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Hi my name is Barbara and I live in Murrells Inlet, SC. I had band surgery in NY over 10 years ago, and I had nothing but problems with it. Constant vomitting and that stuck feeling no matter what I ate. I followed up with the dr for about 6 months and nothing got better, so I just stopped going back. I think in total I lost about 30 lbs. Fast forward to February 2014, 80 lbs heavier and tired of sitting up and sleeping because if I laid down at night I would constantly cough up chunks of food. I was afraid I'd choke to death. I got the name of Dr. Morris Washington from my new pcp and he saw me the same day when I called. The PA Emily Choi removed the fluid from the band which made things livable. I discussed my options with him and Emily and decided on the sleeve, due to the fact after so many years of problems with the band that just wasn't an option for me. So now I am waiting anxiously for my surgery on July 23, 2104. I can't wait .... I can get back to my active life...I look forward to being able to using my kayak and not making it a submarine, LOL :blush: . I just postponed my surgery date to September 2....I really didn't want to but I just got this really great job in the travel industry, and don't want to get fired, so I figured I'd be better off doing it after tourist season....... :unsure:

Age: 60
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Starting Weight: 311 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 286 lbs
Current Weight: 260 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Weight Lost: 51 lbs
BMI: 36.3
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/05/2014
Surgery Date: 09/03/2014
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
BarbCB's Bariatric Surgeon
Coastal Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery
2376 Cypress Circle
Suite 103
Conway, South Carolina 29526