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Des G

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I am a 49 year old, Type 1 (insulin dependent) Diabetic with autoimmune hypothyroid/Hashimoto's, sleep apnea and high cholesterol. I currently weigh 155 lbs. I met with a Bariatric Dr. March 2019 to discuss getting the Orbera gastric balloon (temporary device that stays in for 6 months) when the Dr. suggested the Gastric sleeve. The more I learn about the gastric sleeve, the more interested I am in having it done but the cost of out of pocket surgery here in Temple TX is $15,000. I'm exploring my options and learning more about alternative methods of losing weight. 
I have been Diabetic for the last 16 years and since that time I have steadily gained weight. I started out as 116 lbs and am now up to 155 lbs. My metabolism is soooo slow. If I get sick and rest for a couple of days I can count on gaining a few lbs just for being inactive. I have tried Keto, low carb, restricted calories diets and am not winning at weight loss. I'm sick and tired of being fat and tired.
I know that compared to some I am not morbidly obese, but I have a very small frame and the 40lbs of extra weight on me looks more like 75 lbs extra. 
I am hopeful that the gastric sleeve surgery will end my constant hunger and insulin resistance. 

Age: 51
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 155 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 155 lbs
Goal Weight: 115 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 28
Surgery Status: Undecided
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a