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Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About nibble

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 11/02/1947

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    Fiber arts, Sewing, Genealogy, Baking
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    Librarian - retired
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    Mt Pleasant
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Gained weight steadily since I was born. Carried stigma/guilt that it was moral character flaw on my part. Considered surgery in 2012 but ins would not cover. Resigned to fate and gave up. In 2018 I found an excellent PCP who "ordered" me to another seminar, where I learned obesity is now a disease -- a chronic disease -- a chronic deadly disease. Game changer! It was no longer completely my fault, and encompasses genetics, stress, life style, food industry, coping methods, etc. AND, ins would now cover it. Never really expected to meet criteria for WLS due to age (70), heart issues, or just too wackadoodle with my OCD "features." But:   1/25 - weight loss seminar              2/5 - PCP discussion/recommendation for surgery      2/9 - blood work clearance      3/1 Cardiologist       3/20 - Stress Test, and ECHO    3/23 - Cardiac Clearance   4/15 - insurance clearance   4/19 - surgical consult, paperwork, & nutritionist  4/24 -  X-rays: chest, hip, spine     5/2 - Endoscopy     6/6 - required Support Group, and Pulmonary Function Test    6/7 - Nutrition Class, and Psych Eval Clearance        6/18 - Pulmonologist Clearance      6/22 - Sleep Study (apnea)     6/28 - Surgical Pre-Op Clearance    7/7 - begin 10-day Pre-op food plan     7/17 - THE BIG DAY - Sleeve Gastrectomy

Age: 71
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 350 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 331 lbs
Current Weight: 301 lbs
Goal Weight:
Weight Lost: 49 lbs
BMI: 55
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/19/2018
Surgery Date: 07/17/2018
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval