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
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.
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103