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Dar200

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About Dar200

  • Rank
    Bariatric Evangelist
  • Birthday 05/02/1952

About Me

  • Biography
    Native Austinite
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Gardening, love all pets, collect minerals
  • Occupation
    Legal secretary
  • City
    Austin
  • State
    Texas
  • Zip Code
    78717
I'm new here, just beginning my journey. I've always struggled with my weight, from eating almost nothing as a teenager, then taking up running (I'm sorry but ugh), then WeightWatchers and every other diet you could imagine. I really started gaining in my thirties, when I had a hysterectomy and my hormones went nuts, then I quit smoking and the pounds just went straight up. Since eating my way to about 235, my weight has fluctuated higher and lower. I started having symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and arthritis about 16 years ago. It just keeps getting worse. Two weeks ago I went to my pain management doctor because my pain was at an all-time high. My weight was also at an all-time high. My doctor told me I needed bariatric surgery right away. He said I was headed for having to br in a wheelchair and heavily medicated if weight did not come off. I don't want to go there. I promised him I would go for it and he referred me to Southwest Bariatrics group here in Austin. I know a huge change is about to happen and I'm trying to really get prepared for what is ahead.

Age: 67
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 278 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 146 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 132 lbs
BMI: 26.7
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/13/2015
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: n/a
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