harmonyherb

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About harmonyherb

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    Newbie
  • Birthday 08/02/1936

About Me

  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Barbershop Harmony Chorus and Quartet
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • City
    Morris County
  • State
    New Jersey

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I was 74 years old and still working.  I have tried to loose weight for over 40 years, the old yo-yo affect.   But as I got older I developed arthritic problems.  Two knees were replaced, spinal stenosis at L4-L5 and I needed two stents installed.  In  addition I developed  non- diabetic idiopathic peripheral neuropathy in both feet.  In 2008  I went to a bariatric work shop at a local hospital when living on Long Island and decided that lap band was the best approach.  My surgeon agreed but was hesitant  to do the surgery due to my age.  But I was very active performing with a barbershop quartet and chorus and going to the gym three times a week.  Surgery was done and I got my life back.  I have slowed down a bit due to my PN  but I am still singing with a chorus in New Jersey and going to the gym in my development three times a week.  I have got keep moving even with a cane.   I will be 81 this August and am still very active. If I did not have the surgery chances are I would have died by now.

Age: 81
Height: 5 feet
Starting Weight: 340 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 328 lbs
Current Weight: 250 lbs
Goal Weight: 225 lbs
Weight Lost: 90 lbs
BMI: 49
Surgery:
Surgery Status: Undecided
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 10/12/2008
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a