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About Pigluva

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  • Birthday 06/06/1955

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    All kinds of crafting including crochet, jewelry making, paper crafts. I collect pigs, camels and sharks - mostly pigs. I have thousands of them. I love dogs and have a chihuahua and dachshund
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I have been overweight all my life.  I have lost down to my goal weight 3 times in my life (I'm 61 now) and of course gained it back plus more each time.  I hurt my knee about 4 years ago and it was just never right after that.  I was used to walking 5 miles each day for exercise and that put an end to that.  I started putting on weight and started getting a lot of back pain.  I have 3 bulging disks in my back that they say are inoperable.  Also my knees are killing me.  Any I wear an insulin pump and still have trouble with my sugar.  My general practice doctor has been trying to get me to have Gastric Bypass surgery for the past 2 or 3 years.  She says that she has patients that were actually confined to wheel chairs that had it done and are pain free now.  I have such little quality of life because of the pain that I have to try something.  So I am half way to having my surgery.  I have completed all of the tests that were required.  I am half way through a wellness course that my insurance company requires before they will give me final approval.  So hopefully in August/September I will finally be able to have the surgery.  It's been a long road so far but it will be so worth it!

Age: 66
Height: 0 feet
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Surgery: Duodenal Switch
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 02/01/2017
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Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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