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About mybrowneyes

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  • Birthday March 30

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I have been overweight my whole life.  When my high school friends were trying on the "cute clothes', I was just hoping there was something in my size in the same department.  I have tried many diets, even succeeding in losing weight! But in 1999 I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis and put on an extreme dose of Prednisone for 6 months.  My pulmonologist promised me that any weight I gained would come off once I was done taking the Prednisone.  Two words, He lied. I gained 75 pounds on Prednisone and it never came off.  I dieted, exercised, took diet pills, prescriptions, nothing worked.  I was resigned to being heavy for the rest of my life.
The final straw came when we were out to dinner with friends one night and I couldn't fit in the booth.  I was so embarrassed that I said nothing, just squeezed in, sat there, and was uncomfortable.  I came home from dinner and started researching surgery.  I immediately was interested in the Lap-Band.  I do not want my insides re-routed or taken out.  Lucky for me, my insurance covers surgery.  I have completed the pre-surgical visits, have met with my surgeon, and have scheduled surgery.  I am excited to meet others that have gone through surgery and can help me meet my goal.

Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 285 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 270 lbs
Current Weight: 262 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Weight Lost: 23 lbs
BMI: 43.6
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/14/2014
Surgery Date: 03/18/2015
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
mybrowneyes's Bariatric Surgeon
Lehigh Bariatric Surgeons @ General Surgical Associates, Ltd.
1240 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Suite 208
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103

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