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About deardraya

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  • Birthday 07/24/1968

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    54 year mom of 3, wife and registered nurse. I love God & thank Him daily for His presence in my life.
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    I love to read, decorate my house and attempt to paint.
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    Registered Nurse
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In June 2018, I had a gastric sleeve.  I went from 280 down to 197, then I started nursing school and Covid hit.  I have gained back 43 pounds.  I am having a revision due to severe GERD that has caused me to have severe esophagitis and unsuccessful weight loss.  I recognize that I did not use my tool like I should have and am grateful for a 2nd chance to get rid of the excess weight while being able to hopefully let my esophagus heal.  
I am hoping to use Bariatric Pal to find people who understand the difficulty and struggles that come along with being an overweight individual and also to share in the excitement and celebrate our successes as well, to help get ideas about recipes and how to use protein powders and get recipes.  I intend to be successful for the rest of my life and can't do that alone.  I also hope to be able to help others, as well.  

  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastric Bypass
Age: 55
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 248 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 235 lbs
Current Weight: 236 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 12 lbs
BMI: 36
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/11/2022
Surgery Date: 11/22/2022
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
deardraya's Bariatric Surgeon
1870 Amherst St.
Suite F
Winchester, Virginia 22601

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