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About xlawman

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  • Birthday 12/25/1949

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    retired law enforcement officer
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Hello my name is Joe.  I have been dealing with weight issues for a very long time.  In 2005 I had a lap band put in.  I was ukp to 310 lbs.  I got down to 200 lbs and waiverd up to 230 lbs. i hit bottom and couldn't loose any more weight.  I found a great Doctor by then name of PANDURANGAN KRISHNARAJ.  I was preferred by my personel physician. 
Dr. Krishnarja was a God send.  Not only remove my lapband but suggested my next step to hacve the sleeve put in.  His staff is incredible.  Don't know what I would have done without their help in support.
The main reason I wanted to have this surgery is because I am a TYPE 2 DIABECTIC. When THE LAP BAND didn't help in this reguard I needed a alternative. I spoke to several people and they said the sleeve was a much better opltion.  This past March I was put on insulin and three kinds of pills.  Needless to say this has given me a wake up call to do something while there is still time. 
The good news is I have the surgery set for September 18th, 2015.  I am looking forward to my new journey and new improved me.
If anyone has suggestions on keeping back on track with my diabeties I welconme them. Anything that I should look for during this process would also be very help[ful.
Thank you in advance welcoming me to this forum.

Age: 70
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 236 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 216 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 20 lbs
BMI: 32.8
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/12/2015
Surgery Date: 09/18/2015
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: n/a
xlawman's Bariatric Surgeon
Zephyrhills, Florida