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About awella

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 09/11/1946

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    Reading, Travel
  • Occupation
    Work for Carnival Cruise
  • City
    Palm Bay
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After over 10 years of yo yo dieting ( I tried them all ) I decided I needed to do something more.  I was tired of hiding everytime someone broke out the dreaded camera!  My husband & I have literally thousands of great vacation photos and I am conveniently "missing" from 99% of them.  Whenever my husband insisted on my being in a photo( and that caused a few arguments) I made sure to be behind a tree, car or anything else that would " hide " me.  I want to be in those pictures, I want to walk up that hill and see the sunset with my husband without sucking wind a quarter of the way up!
   Speaking of my husband he is quite an amazing man and is always assuring me how beautiful I am-- He's a really good liar but I do so love him for that  but when I look in the mirror I don't see the same woman he sees. I see a woman thats morbidly obese, who needs more insulin, who can't walk up the stairs , whose knees ache all day long , whose blood pressure is sky rocketing, who's romantic life is suffering and who wishes she could smash every damn mirrors in the world!
   In 2008 I seriously considered the Lap Band and I went to a seminar and then again in 2009 with Dr D and I realized that it wasn't an easy way out but an option, and that I owed it to myself to consider it and here I am ready to embark on my life changing journey and just possibly NOT HAVE TO SMASH ANY FREAKEN MIRRORS!!!
    I am a work in progress,

Age: 76
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 215 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 215 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 38.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 08/26/2011
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
awella's Bariatric Surgeon
Riverside Surgical & Weight Loss Center, LLC
13837 US HWY 1
Sebastian, Florida 32958

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