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Mark in Ohio

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About Mark in Ohio

  • Rank
    Intermediate Member
  • Birthday 12/26/1966

About Me

  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Amateur Radio, Electronics, Computers, Shooting, Reloading
  • Occupation
    retired
  • City
    London
  • State
    Ohio
  • Zip Code
    43140

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Greetings,

My name is Mark. I am 47 years old. I have been overweight most of my life. I entered this world at 4 lbs 6 oz. I was 9 weeks preemie. Now fast forward, when I graduated high school I was 6'3" 285 lbs. Since then I ballooned up to my max of 565 lbs a few years ago. I am a Type 2 diabetic, HBP, and all the other overweight problem since 1996. I have severe neuropathy in both feet. I have lost the seconded toe on my right foot, and partial on same toe on left foot. Both due to hammertoe, and non healing ulcers. I currently weigh 510 lbs. I have been through a Bariatric Weight loss seminar .My wife and I plan on getting this done together. We have been through the financial planning, Letter from PCP. Our next step is lab work, then meeting with the dietitian / nutritionist.
 
Update 01/02/2015:
1 week pre-op. I weighed in today at 458.7lbs. That is 45lbs. lost so far. But it gets even better. I have reduced waist size by 8.5 inches.  Now my medications have changed too. Gone is the Novolog 160u daily, IBS medications x 2, and cut down my Lantus from 240u, to just 80u a day. Hope BP meds and cholesterol meds are next to go away. Today's BP was 111/78.

Age: 52
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 503 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 455 lbs
Current Weight: 448 lbs
Goal Weight: 250 lbs
Weight Lost: 55 lbs
BMI: 57.5
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/08/2014
Surgery Date: 01/09/2015
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Mark in Ohio's Bariatric Surgeon
Fresh Start Bariatrics At Riverside Methodist Hospital
McConnell Heart Health Center
3773 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214
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