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Cari Dickenson

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Cari Dickenson

  • Rank
    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 11/26/1975

About Me

  • Biography
    Mom of 5 kids grandma to two one boy one girl. Single for life stay at home disabled mom. I have three boys at home and two kids grown one girl 19 one boy 22... and the boys at home are 16 13 and 11.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Reading, My pets Animal rescue
  • Occupation
    Disabled... hopefully not for long :)
  • City
    Idaho Falls
  • State
    Idaho
  • Zip Code
    83402

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I am a mom of five kids and grandma to two :) I am 40 yrs old got my sleeve 4 days after my 40th birthday. I have never been thin, But was not obese. Had my thyroid removed in 2010, And was under medicated for a yr gained 100 pounds. Switched doctors, reported the doctor who had me so sick. I could barely walk. I then quit smoking gained an additional 50 pounds. Beginning of last yr I decided to start going to the gym. I want to live and see the rest of my grand kids born and growing before I poof out. So I went to the gym 4 days a week, 1200 cals... and lost 39 pounds.it took me 9 months to lose that 39 pounds I was discouraged. I talked to my thyroid doc. He told me I have insulin resistance and while I can lose weight, It was going to be very hard for me to do so. He sent me to see my surgeon Dr Beck In West Jordan Utah. I adore her. She is a great Surgeon Scars are minimal... Everything went well. I feel great doing great am happy as of today 1/12/16 I have lost 65 total pounds including the 28 pounds I lost the month before surgery on the liquid diet. I cannot wait to take my sons hiking for the first time :) as of 10/9/2016 I have lost 193 pounds. I was expected to lose or projected to lose about 80pounds I have far surpassed anyone's expectations including my own. I was asked the other day by another doc if I would do it again knowing what I know now... I said yes. Because I would. I was going to die of something  far to young.. and now I have a chance to take over the reigns in my life... Food no longer controls my life. Although I am a lot more aware of what I put in my body... and I am much more about it tasting good and being healthy. The extra skin is not beautiful... But worth it. Hard yes. This is far from an easy fix. But it works!

Age: 44
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 351 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 323 lbs
Current Weight: 146 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 205 lbs
BMI: 23.6
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/31/2015
Surgery Date: 11/30/2015
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
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