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About laura4923

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    Junior Guru
  • Birthday 08/13/1960

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    56, active and physically fit
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    NotreDame Womens Basketball, Chicago Cubs, boating, Dock Dogs with my labrador retirever Morgan
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    registered nurse
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My name is Laura.  I am a 54, will be 55 next week.  I found out about BariatricPal from a coworker who had VSG a year ago.  I am a nurse and work in a hospital that has a bariatric surgery program.  There are 4 employees in my department that have had VSG.  They are very happy with positive health and life changes that this surgery has afforded them.  As I have watched each of them lose weight and keep it off, I began to consider this as a life changing tool for me. 
My surgery was just approved by insurance after I completed 6 months of supervised diet and exercise.  My surgery date is August 25,2015.  I started preparing for my 2 week liquid diet by having protein shakes for breakfast and lunch with a low carb dinner.  I start my liquid diet on August 11th.  I will be on liquids as I turn 55 and I couldn't be happier!!  This is the best gift I can give myself!

Age: 61
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 241 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 210 lbs
Current Weight: 126.5 lbs
Goal Weight: 120 lbs
Weight Lost: 114.5 lbs
BMI: 23
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/02/2015
Surgery Date: 08/25/2015
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
laura4923's Bariatric Surgeon
Elkhart, Indiana

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