Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


Gastric Bypass Patients
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


About irishaggie

  • Rank
    Junior Guru

About Me

  • Gender
  • City
  • State

Recent Profile Visitors

2,214 profile views
I am a 41 year old mom of 3 boys (and a puppy!) sharing my life with my wonderful husband of over 15 years. I've struggled with weight for most of my life and have tried all the usual weight loss suspects, only to not lose much or quickly gain back any weight I had lost. I only recently "gave up" losing weight, 6 years post my youngest son's day of birth. Out of desperation, I began researching bariatric surgery, something I had never before considered. I made a decision to pursue weight loss surgery and have never thought twice… even when I discovered my insurance would not pay. I am now a self-pay, pre-surgery patient. I struggle with my self-pay status, not only because of the money required to pay for the surgery, but also because of the guilt I feel, taking away such an important safety net for my family. My husband is very supportive and just wants me to be happy. I am fortunate. I just wish this decision did not feel so selfish. 
That's it. Bittersweet, really… So excited and ready for the surgery and inevitable changes, but apprehensive as one would expect. I so hope that I do this right and make the most of such a tremendous financial sacrifice. 

Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 265 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 248 lbs
Current Weight: 172 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 93 lbs
BMI: 30
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/12/2015
Surgery Date: 10/08/2015
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: Not covered
irishaggie's Bariatric Surgeon
The Davis Clinic
929-B Gessner Road
Suite 106
Houston, Texas 77024

PatchAid Vitamin Patches