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  • Birthday 12/11/1966

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My name is Shelley and I am new to my weight loss journey.  I am 48 days into my 180 day or 6 month, diet and exercise insurance required program.  I am coming up on my 3rd weigh in for this as well.  I have had my Cardiologist evaluation and passed with flying colors.  Feb. is a big month for me as I have Pulmonary evaluation, Nutritionist, Endoscopy, Bariatric testing & Psych evaluation.  I have attended two support group meetings.  The first of which I was the center of attention, which I did not like at all.  The second was better as there were more people and the focus was not all on me.  I currently weigh 280 lbs.  BMI is 46.6.  My highest weight was when I started this process at 290 lbs.  
My choice of surgery at this point is Gastric Bypass since I have a terrible sweet tooth and love all things fried.  My husband is being incredibly supportive and I believe he wants to get healthier as well.  He doesn't have near as much to lose but the scales have been moving up on him the last few months.  He wants to start working out at a gym, which I have told him is great, but I am not ready for that yet.  I want to lose enough so that it doesn't hurt my back to stand or walk further than to the mailbox and back.  I have done an incredible amount of research and I am presently reading the Big Book on Gastric Bypass.  Learning a lot from that.  I also watched All Of Me, which I was not very impressed with at all.  I like to look at peoples stories on You tube as well.  I am open to discussing anything at this point since I have not officially chosen a surgeon or surgery type yet.  Where I am at at this point is choosing between two surgeons where I have been attending meetings as well as evaluations.  I believe I will be choosing the surgeon that presented information at the weight loss surgery seminar.  I look forward to having conversations with you all soon.

Age: 54
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 290 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 268 lbs
Current Weight: 232 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 58 lbs
BMI: 38.6
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/26/2016
Surgery Date: 06/22/2016
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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