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About ZetaStar

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I am a 58 yr. old female who's been overweight a good portion of my life growing up.  In High School, I lost weight and was in the normal weight range for about 10 yrs.  Right before I conceived my 2nd child, I went from 179 lbs. to 210 lbs. in 4 months!! I've not been under 200 lbs. since 1984.  My 2nd child has never seen my under 200 lbs. and my 1st child was 5 when i was last under 200 lbs.  My highest weight was 312. I've lost weight, although I think it was mostly because of high sugar levels.  Over the years I've developed Type II Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Arthritis, and during the pre-op screening, I found that I have mild sleep apnea.  I had considered Weight Loss Surgery years ago, but because I smoked and couldn't seem top quit, I backed out of the process.  Now I have quit smoking and want to really take my health by the reigns.  I feel that Weight Loss Surgery I feel that I can have a second chance to get my health under control. 
At present, I have completed all the surgery requirements and am waiting for insurance approval.  I just pray that I will be able to pay the deductible and out-of-pocket costs so that I can get my surgery soon.

Age: 64
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 268 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 255 lbs
Current Weight: 193 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 75 lbs
BMI: 30
Surgery: Duodenal Switch
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/03/2015
Surgery Date: 03/21/2016
Hospital Stay: 4 Days
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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