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About Bethson

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I have considered WLS for perhaps 10 years. Started about one year ago with a seminar put on by a clinic and began the process of getting certified by insurance.  I was notified a week ago that I had insurance approval and also that a surgery date was set for May 26.  Start liquid diet on May 12 and get "scoped" on May 14. Have told very few people about this due to wanting to avoid the negativity I would anticipate from some.  I have been a guest viewer on BariatricPal and have found good information that has been helpful to me and that I can relate to.  I am a professional who works full time in the human services arena. I am married with three grown children.  They all know about the decision and are quietly supportive.  I will turn 60 in December and hope to be in the best shape of my life since I was in my mid-twenties.

Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 245 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 230 lbs
Current Weight: 174 lbs
Goal Weight: 155 lbs
Weight Lost: 71 lbs
BMI: 27.2
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 05/26/2015
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Bethson's Bariatric Surgeon
12493 University Ave,
STE 110
Clive, Iowa 50325

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