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About 2shea

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I first read about ESG late last year and was immediately interested in it as I liked the non-surgery/minimally invasiveness of the procedure. I have private health insurance but in Australia ESG isn't covered by medicare therefore private health insurance doesn't give a rebate for the procedure.
I am about 5ft1 and weigh 95kgs. I have been overweight a long time and like many have tried many different things. I did lose weight about 10 years ago, and got down to 65kgs, while that wasn't in the healthy weight range for my height...I did like how it looked on me. That lasted about two years or so, and I put the weight back on along with another 12kgs and it is still slowly rising.
I have been being doing my research and have finally decided it's time to take action. I have had a number of blood tests and will be talking to my preferred surgeon 9th May to find out if I am a good candidate for the ESG. While I am eager to talk to the surgeon and set a date, it is likely that I won't be having the procedure until Sept/Oct.
If I am not a good candidate for ESG I don't know what I will do...my insurance and medicare would cover a band or the standard sleeve and bypass, but I looked into the band some time ago and determined it wasn't for me. Not sure if I up to the surgical options even if covered by insurance and medicare.
I have started some light exercise (mostly walking and weights) and have just commenced planning my meals and working on Portion Control.

Height: 155 cm
Starting Weight: 95 kgs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 83 kgs
Goal Weight: 65 kgs
Weight Lost: 12 kgs
BMI: 35
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/09/2018
Surgery Date: 10/15/2018
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a