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This is where I begin. 
I'm Nate, I'm a 26 year old Gay, Italian, Irish, Jewish, American guy. Because being fat wasn't enough lol. I try to be the funny guy. Why is it always t he funny people that are fat. Anyway! I'm 5'8'' 335 pounds... wow its hard to type that. Basically that puts me at a 50.9 BMI..... unbelievable.. over half of me is fat, but i swear I carry it well. I decided that It was time to make a change. I went from being that athletic pre-teen, to being the slightly chubby teenager, to the obese adult. Gaining almost 100 pounds, just in the last 3 years living in Chicago. Summer of 2014 is when things took a turn for me. It seemed to be one medical issue after another. First it was my gull bladder, then I was told there is an excessive amount of fat around my liver, next up was sever esophageal damage due to acid re-flux, then it was a "redundant colon" (basically it isn't er wasn't processing waste) and finally, while going in for a colonoscopy, They discovered that my Heart converted to A FIB. Basically the top part of my heart was an electrical nightmare and I was high risk of cardiac arrest and stroke because blood was pooling and not pumping. SO! I made a change. I ate better, I worked out, I juiced, I FINALLY QUIT SMOKING! I cooked more, instead of going out to eat. nothing happened..with in 3 months I lost 5 pounds. So a few weeks back, I went to my primary care doctor, i simply asked " what are my options doc" he immediately recommended gastric bypass. 3 days later I got my approval letter from my insurance company. I sat there stunned. I didn't know what to do or think. Was this really happening? is it happening to me? it couldn't be. I've sat on this letter for a couple weeks now. Yesterday I made the call to the surgeon. I will have my initial appointment on 1/7/15 at 11am. I am completely and thoroughly excited because I feel like this is like hitting a reset button. In the end, I'm not doing this because I want to be accepted or to fit in. I'm doing this because I want to live. I want to be able to see the world with out restrictions. I want to live a full life, and not have to worry about my heart, or my liver or any other medical ailments that may show up. I want to be me. 

Age: 34
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 335 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight:
Goal Weight: 190 lbs
Weight Lost:
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/07/2015
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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