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MaggieAL

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About MaggieAL

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 08/16/1955

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://meshaw55@live.com

About Me

  • Biography
    I'm a mother of two adult children, grew up in Miami, currently living in Alabama.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Hiking, swimming, pets
  • Occupation
    microbiologist
  • City
    Birmingham
  • State
    AL
  • Zip Code
    35210
Hi, my name is Margaret Shaw but please call me Maggie. I'm in my fifties, a mother of two adult children.
My story is probably a bit different than most, I actually did go to a bariatric surgeon but I didn't qualify because my BMI did not qualify me.
However, I still had many health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, gout, GERD and Hiatel Hernia. Because of my Hiatel Hernia and GERD I was sent to have a EGD, which was severe enough to make me see a surgeon. My doctor decided the best option would be a Subtotal gastrectomy RNY bypass, or the same gastric bypass except they remove my stomach except for the small pouch which is my stomach,
My surgery is scheduled for this Wednesday, July 16th, I'm pretty nervous of course and any word of advise would be appreciated.

Age: 63
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 191 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 181 lbs
Current Weight: 162 lbs
Goal Weight: 120 lbs
Weight Lost: 29 lbs
BMI: 28.7
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/30/2014
Surgery Date: 07/16/2014
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
MaggieAL's Bariatric Surgeon
Birmingham, Alabama 35213
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