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About donnag53

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Hi All,
My name is Donna and this is my first post. My starting weight is 219 lbs and at 5'3" it is a lot to carry around. I have probably tried every diet out there and always managed to put the weight back on and than some. It's time to stop the yo-yo dieting and get my life back.
 My journey on Nov 27th, 2014 when I had my first consult with Dr. Sowemimo. At that time, I was thinking of having lap band surgery but after meeting with Dr. S. I decided the sleeve was the best choice for me. So far I have been to one support group, where I met other people who had the surgery and were so willing to answer any questions and one seminar where Dr. S  explained the different surgeries. I have 2 more appts with the Nutritionist, have had the psych evail, have been cleared by my Pulmonologist, which is really good as I have sleep apnea. I have been to the Gastro and are awaiting the results of the endoscopy. I still have to meet with my Cardiologist, which is scheduled for Feb 2. Than hopefully my packet will be ready to submit to the ins co.
Right now my surgery is scheduled for Mar 18. I have to say, like most, I am very nervous. I have a very supportive husband and a best friend who listens to all my concerns and fears.  
I have been reading all the information everyone has been posting and have learned a lot. Keep them coming please.

Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 219 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 168 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 51 lbs
BMI: 29.8
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/27/2014
Surgery Date: 03/18/2015
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: Yet to Apply

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