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About Jefferyc79

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    Expert Member
  • Birthday 10/25/1979

About Me

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    A father, husband, and overweight person who continues to struggle with my weight and food
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    Sports, music, movies, children learning disabilities
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    Farmington Hills
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I am a husband, and father who has struggled with my weight ever since I was a toddler. I found the Bariatrtic Pal site from a search engine looking up complications of weight lost surgery. Currently I am in the pre-surgery process. So far up to this point I have went through the Bariatrtic program through Henry Ford Hospital. I've done the initial consultation with the head nurse who goes through all the processes of weight lost surgery from pre and post surgery. I've had my mental health assessment, with through an excersize class and have met with the NUT. I have also had my first consultation with my surgeon that went very well. The next two things in my process is my medical clearance appointment and my reevaluation with the surgeon. If I have passed the medical clearance appointment and have gained no weight during these two appointments I will then get my surgery date.
At this point in time I was on the fence about getting the surgery. My main reason was pretty much all the work that goes along with having this procedure done. Also I just didn't have much faith that I would be able to discipline myself enough to make this lifestyle change. Now because I have other health related issues i.e. high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and borderline type two dibeaties I'm totally on board with getting this surgery done. At this point in time in my life I feel like I need this tool to aid me in losing this weight for good. For me it's not really about being skinny and being able to wear the perfect outfit. I just wanna be around for my family and not have a heart attack for I'm 40. I really just want to be able to be more active and to rid myself of all these health related issues.
I'm a pretty happy person. I'm not super sad about being overweight. Yes I have the normal feeling of sometimes not liking how I look but I've been this way for so long I've coped really well with being overweight. I'm laid back with a good sense of humor and I love helping others. That's my story.

Age: 39
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 342.7 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 313 lbs
Goal Weight: 200 lbs
Weight Lost: 29.7 lbs
BMI: 47.6
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/19/2015
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: Yet to Apply
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