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LaMonica

LAP-BAND Patients
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LaMonica last won the day on June 1 2011

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About LaMonica

  • Rank
    ~LaMonica
  • Birthday 01/21/1984

About Me

  • Biography
    My name is LaMonica and I was banded 5/23/2008. Had some complications, so I am restarting this journey as of 7/15/2013!!
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Music, writing, the internet, games, hanging out with friends, watching movies
  • Occupation
    Counselor
  • City
    Houston
  • State
    TX
  • Zip Code
    77777

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I was banded on 5/23/2008....ended up losing about 110lbs healthily...then I started having complications. I ended up with band too tight, was unable to eat, all the while going through a horrible divorce. I neglected my band, didn't see my origina surgeon before leaving Dallas (my home for 9.5 years) and returning to my hometown of Houston. Financially, I am still trying to recover from the divorce. Emotionally, I am so much better because of it! However, my esophagus was extended and I had to be completely unfilled in 2011. The doctor I found that didn't require a huge transfer fee was a horrible doctor...he ran his fill appointments like a cattle call and I never got individual attention. I became even more depressed with the rapid gaining of weight, and gave up.

Now, 7/1/2013, I have gained back 80 of the 110 I lost, and I really want to start this journey again. With help from my family, I think I have found a new doctor with more reasonable pricing and I plan to resume getting fills on 7/15/13. Looking back at my progress pictures make me really sad, but I also know that I can do this again. So with a more positive attitude and a new doctor, I am hoping to get back down, but not as small as I was when I was unable to eat. Hoping for the best!

Age: 36
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 280 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 280 lbs
Current Weight: 230 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 50 lbs
BMI: 36
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/22/2008
Surgery Date: 05/23/2008
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
LaMonica's Bariatric Surgeon
4351 E. LOHMAN AVE., STE 409
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico 88011
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