I'll be 51 two days after my surgery. Happy Birthday to me!! This is the best present I could ever give myself. There is a history of heart disease and diabetes on my father's side of the family, and I don't want to folllow in those genetic footprints.
Whe my doctor recommended bariatric surgery last year, I was just coming off the first year after losing my husband of 28 years to cancer, so I wasn't really interested at all. This year when i went in for my physical, I thought about saying no again, but then figured, "what the heck, at least check it out". So here I am, about to jump off the proverbial cliff (9/23) and I'm really excited!!
A family friend had her surgery last April (2014) and has lost over 50 lbs (she had bypass - I'm having sleeve). She told me about this site and reading a lot of the posts, plus watching her dramatic weight loss has me soooo ready for this!
A little about me - I'm 50, a fairly new widow, mom of 2 awesome young men and grandma to two more awesome little men! I work full time and love to read, crochet, scrapbook, spend time with family and friends, and am going to start loving going to the gym in less than 30 days!
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 260 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 257 lbs
Current Weight: 217 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 43 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/02/2014
Surgery Date: 09/23/2014
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
NavyMom2006's Bariatric Surgeon
Pasadena, California 91105