baribabe72

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About baribabe72

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 03/09/1972

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    Higher Ed Admin
  • City
    Raleigh
  • State
    NC

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I found out about BariatricPal from Big Book on the Gastric Sleeve. I'm going through the 6 months of PAWL as part of satisfying insurance requirements. I just started in August so my surgery won't be until January or February at the earliest. Like most everyone, I've done tons of research and it took a while to get to this point. My BMI runs right at 35, but I have developed several co-morbidity factors. I want to be around a long time and feel better physically and I believe the VSG is going to help me get to where I need to be.
Update: Dec 15
I have had all the tests except the EGD (tomorrow!) and I got my approval letter from insurance today. I am so excited and anxious all at once. I am not afraid of the surgery. I just want to be successful at losing weight and KEEPING IT OFF. 
Update: Dec 20
Surgery set for 1/3/17!!!

Age: 45
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 224 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 205 lbs
Current Weight: 168 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 56 lbs
BMI: 27
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/02/2016
Surgery Date: 01/03/2017
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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Cary, North Carolina 27511