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About JennaJ221

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  • Birthday 02/21/1984

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    I got the lap band in March '08 & getting revised to the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on 11/5/12
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    scrapbooking, painting, animals, swimming..
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Story real quick..

Had lap-band surgery in 2008 on a whim. All went very fast. Shame on me for not looking into it thoroughly and looking for a Surgeon better and someone closer to home. Went with nurse practitioner who visited an office in my area a few times a month. Did 3 visits in 3 months ( once a month) then had the surgery in Westchester (an hour away) with surgeon never met before. My surgery was scheduled for the 1st one, 7am. He was an hour late. So i laid in a hospital bed all prepped and laid there in the hallway waiting..as if my nerves were getting to me already. He showed, did surgery and never saw him again. This nurse practitioner is was seeing..Dory Ferroro never even visited me after either like i was told she would. Went home by 1pm and rested a week. Went and saw her after, got a fill and decided that was enough with these people after some issues with her personality that bothered me lol. So then i went on a pursuit to find someone to do my follow up with...

That wasn't so easy, every doctor i contacted wouldn't touch me bc i had gotten the lap-band by someone else. Until i called Dr. Buchin in Lake Success, NY. They agreed to take me with no problems. I did my follow up with them for these past 4 years. And have never been happier!! My band worked for me for a little bit. i lost about 60lbs, but could never get under that 200lb mark no matter how hard i tried. Then after awhile i had problems keeping things down, it was a hit or miss with food. One day a certain food was fine to eat the next day the very same food wouldn't stay down. I was very discouraged and had bad acid reflux and then the weight started creeping back. My lowest weight was 207 and i got back up to 220. Then me and Dr. Buchin talked about another option..the sleeve. So i was sent to get an endoscopy and he found my pouch was dilated. So there was a problem. He took all the fluid out to give my band a rest. With that, i am now at 240lbs. And i feel AWFUL! So i said lets go ahead with the sleeve!! Got the approval from surgery and am almost done with all the pre-op mandatories. My surgery date is November 5th, 2012 and im desperately hoping this will be my new perfect life with a new perfect stomach!!

Thanks for listening. Any words of wisdom, encouragment and love will always be appreciated and reciprocated!! :D

Age: 39
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 272 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 227 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 45 lbs
BMI: 36.6
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/15/2008
Surgery Date: 11/05/2012
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
JennaJ221's Bariatric Surgeon
LI Obesity Surgery
224 Wall Street
Suite2 01
Huntington, New York 11743

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