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Star Dust

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  • Birthday July 26

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Started at over 333 pounds
I lost 100 pounds on my own. 
Then I had a lot of trauma in my life.
Gained back weight and at 290 lbs I had lap band surgery.
Shortly after surgery my gallbladder had become very sick, I developed Mirizzi Syndrome and spent several weeks in the hospital and lost my gallbladder to a very messy open surgery that left me with over 60 staples. 

My lapband helped change my perspective about over eating and food, however I did not succeed in loosing nearly enough weight and struggled with puking and feeling generally sick. I left my lapband unfilled for many years.

I lost weight again, dropping back down to 229 with diet and exercise.
Then again, a lot of trauma in my life. In a short amount of time I experienced a drive by shooting and two of my girlfriends had gotten hit. 

My weight rose to 260 at the same time I started having a lot of problems with depression, constipation, sleeplessness, back and neck pain and my skin. 

In thinking that my unfilled lapband or scar tissue might be causing my issues I reached out the bariatric department at Kaiser South Sacramento and their doctors and I agreed my band should come out.

In June of 2016, my lapband was removed.

As of today, September 25th 2017 I am back up to 293 and I am considering gastric bypass.

Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 293.1 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 290 lbs
Current Weight: 286 lbs
Goal Weight: 275 lbs
Weight Lost: 7.1 lbs
BMI: 51
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/05/2017
Surgery Date: 11/01/2006
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: Yet to Apply