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About jaidajacoby2

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  • Birthday July 14

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I am Tellissa and I found this site by chance when I was googling to learn about my surgery. I started my journey in July of 2017, which was my first doctor's visit. With my insurance, I was required to complete 3 nutrition visits (1 a month) and 1 psych visit before they would approve me. I had became diabetic when the doctor found a 7lb  tumor growing off of my pancreas in 2003, which they had to remove 3/4 of my pancreas to ensure the tumor would not return. This started my journey of diabetes and eventually ended up on insulin and gained a ton of weight. So here I am today enjoying the new me and pray to God that I am successful!
BariatricPal gives me a since of belong. Knowing that everyone here is going through or has gone though the same journey as I have is amazing and exciting!
About me, I am a grandmother of one and a mother of two beautiful children! I work in the medical field as a Sr. Project Specialist and enjoy what I do. I am a wonderful person to be around and I truly love people!

Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 236 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 226 lbs
Current Weight: 204 lbs
Goal Weight: 157 lbs
Weight Lost: 32 lbs
BMI: 33
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 12/04/2017
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval