Lets first off say that I found BariatricPal just by googling and I thought hey I should talk with people who have a journey with weightloss like mine!
I have the sleeve surgery nearly 3 years ago, and it was the best thing I did for my life. I did it because I was sick of medications and feeling tired all the time. My nutritionist suggested it to me, my therapist backed the suggestion so we all did research together and 3 months later I was having surgery. My doctors along with my nutritionist and therapist were able to get insurance to approve it on the first attempt amazingly enough!! I only had 2 negative things happen from it, the now regular occurance of heartburn and the extra skin in the torso.
I am still working on looking a little bit more weight in order to have plastic surgery in February. I am going to have a lower body lift and a breast augmentation. I want my cup size back and the extra skin gone!
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Starting Weight: 297 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 287 lbs
Current Weight: 188 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 109 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 01/03/2012
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Missjaqui's Bariatric Surgeon
Santa Barbara, California 93105