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BrandiLynn

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About BrandiLynn

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Gainesville
  • State
    FL

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My battle with weight began as far back as I can remember.  As a teen, some of the adjectives used to describe me were chubby, smart, pretty face, child bearing hips, big butt, ect.  This probably wouldn't have been so bad, but I had two older sisters that had perfect bodies. So when they were size 0 and size 2, I was size 12(What I wouldn't give to be a size 12 again).   I've wasted so much of my life dieting and losing, then regaining plus ten more each time.  Back in 2010, I had finally decided that surgery was the right tool to finally help me meet and maintain my weight loss goals.  During my 6 month diet, I met my soulmate who loved me as is and at that time I decided maybe I needed to love and except myself for who I am.  Fast forward to late 2016, my mom has a health scare and I go to Kentucky to visit her.  She is now unable to get out of an easy chair in the living room except to go to the bathroom(with a walker..and she may or may not make it).  Her whole life is this chair.  And I am scared shitless, that if I don't get my health/weight under control this is me in 20 years.  And I am too young to give up!  So here I am wishing I had done it 8 years ago, but feel like my motivation for doing it now is the right one.  I cannot fail.  I have a wonderful supportive husband that I want a whole lot more time with, a couple great kids that are grown, and a beautiful little granddaughter that I want to have the energy to share in her life!

Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 242 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 228 lbs
Current Weight: 201 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 41 lbs
BMI: 36
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/02/2017
Surgery Date: 03/09/2018
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
BrandiLynn's Bariatric Surgeon
6400 Newberry Road
#106
GAINESVILLE, FL 32605

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