Hi. My name is Julie and I learned of this website through a support group offered through the hospital system where I had my surgery. It took my a long long time to get to the point of surgery, but I finally decided that with increasing obesity-related health issues, I needed to get off the fence.
I am just entering week 2 post surgery - so a long way to go, a lot to learn, but so far, so good.
I would like to get questions answered from other people who have had gastric sleeve surgery (in particular)
I would like to track my progress in a supportive community and hopefully help others on their journeys as well.
I have been overweight my whole life, having first joined a well-known diet plan back in the mid-1970s
and many many rejoins over the years since then, as well as other diets and exercise programs
while I have always had some initial success, I have also consistently regained that weight, and more.
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 290 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 274 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 16 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/10/2014
Surgery Date: 10/29/2015
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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