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About Goatfarmer

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  • Birthday 02/25/1949

About Me

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    Recently retired and live on a small farm with horses,donkeys, and goats. 2 adult daughters and 3 wonderful grandchildren. Overall good health.
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    Family and friends, Books, Small scale farming, Vegetable Gardening
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    Retired medical social worker
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I am 65 years old and have managed to eat myself into morbid obesity. Generally I am in good health and have a terrific life and do NOT want to let my accumulated fat continue to affect my mobility and shorten my life. I have hypertension and high cholesterol and my back and knees bother me now. I was not always fat but never really thin either. Most of my weight has arrived gradually since I was 40 years old. I have been considering a band for several years but now think a sleeve is best for me in spite of my fears. My insurance coverage while working would not cover bariatric surgery and now I am glad I waited as the sleeve now has had some time to become more mainstream and Medicare covers it. I need to "get on with it" as my mother fell over dead with heart attack at age 79. I quit drinking 22 years ago and quit smoking 5 years ago. This is my last frontier. I have a good life and want to keep it. Have had all tests and pre op requirements completed and waiting on my surgery date. This website has already helped me a great deal. Hope to get to know folks who visit here often both to receive and give support in the days ahead.

Age: 74
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 249 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 142 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 107 lbs
BMI: 24
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/22/2015
Surgery Date: 02/25/2015
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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