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Krestel

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About Krestel

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    Expert Member
  • Birthday July 5

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    High School Teacher
  • State
    Stockholm, Sweden

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My whole journey started in June of 2018 when my older sister died 2-3 weeks after knee surgery. (We are like biological twins 11 years apart. Have the same allergies, the same voice, etc.) She was overweight and smoked but was only 56 when she died. This was a real wake up call for me to do something (again) about my own weight. It feels (or now felt) like a ticking time bomb that I too could die in less than 10 years if I didn't do something (even if I've never smoked). So I finally turned to my doctor for help and this time the attitude had changed. As a result, I got the help I needed in the form of Gastric Bypass surgery in May 2019 and I've gone from there. I think about my sister all the time and never thought that I would be the last person alive in my family. I always thought that I would have her. So weight loss is a very deeply personal thing for me. I have to do it. I have to live on so that I can be the survivor that she never got to be.

Height: 178 cm
Starting Weight: 138 kgs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 121.5 kgs
Current Weight: 93 kgs
Goal Weight: 80 kgs
Weight Lost: 45 kgs
BMI: 29
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/22/2019
Surgery Date: 05/25/2019
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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