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melsabells

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About melsabells

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday February 11

About Me

  • Biography
    I'm crazy about making chainmaille jewelry and i'm pretty spacey at times.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Chainmaille, Photography and Reading
  • City
    Amarillo
  • State
    Texas
  • Zip Code
    79108
I've been overweight since I had my tonsils out as a young child.   Now at 37 i'm ready to take my life back and live truly for the first time.
 
I was always the fat tall girl.  Often referred to as sasquatch.  I was ridiculed for the weight and the height.  It lead to me using food as my comfort.  I was diagnosed at 17 as bi-polar.   I've struggled with that and have a regimen that is working well.  I was also diagnosed with type two diabetes as a teen.  I only took care of it on and off.  It took my eyes being damaged with diabetic retinopathy to change that.  I have had an A1c of 7.2 to 5.9 in the past 5 years.  
 
Yet the weight didn't come off.  I take five shots of insulin a day along with metformin.  My goal in the least is to cut that number if not cutting it out totally.
 
I know now, for the first time in what seems like forever, that I am worthy of happiness.  I am under no impression that the weight being gone will make it all better with a pretty bow on my life.  I know that it is a step in the right direction.  I am worth the effort it takes to feel and look better.
 
 

Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 336 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 305.8 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 30.2 lbs
BMI: 39
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/28/2017
Surgery Date: 03/14/2018
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
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