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I am a Newbie to this support group/forum, meaning I am in the first pre-surgery phase of my weight loss journey trying to complete the various checklist requirements before surgery. BariactricPal was recommended along with other options after my first visit with my surgeon and his team. I ordered my vitamins plus iron and chewable calcium and other necessities from Bariatric Pal with great service and fast shipping has been my experience thus far. My highest weight was 278lbs for the past few years. I have been overweight ranging from 240 lbs to my current weight for over 20 years. I have tried every diet, exercise programs and it all has taken a toll on my body. I am on thyroid medication, hypertensive meds, statins for high cholesterol, beta blockers, anti-inflammatory medications for arthritis, degenerative bone disease, on a sleep apnea machine, diuretic for edema and now being evaluated for CHF. I have had partial nephrectomy kidney removal and I am Borderline Diabetic and I am only 52 years old. My primary Care doctor recommended Bariatric Surgery in hopes of getting off most of these medications and improve my overall health and well-being. I have experienced hair loss and other issues as a side effect from the medications i am on, stress and finally just had enough. I am a Nurse Practitioner and felt I knew what to do but it has been a tough journey and it just hasn't been consistent in happening for me. I am now trying to do JJ Smith Green Smoothie as well as research Dr. Sabi plant based diet and I am still experiencing small flucuations in my weight loss. I am doing a lot of research on the Gastric Sleeve and feel its the best option for me. Now with COVID-19 I am seeing and believing more than ever the importance of my healing from all these co-morbidities I have.I hope the support, information and vitamins from BariatricPal has to offer will be a great benefit for me and help me to have a safe surgery and recovery.

Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 278 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 273 lbs
Current Weight:
Goal Weight: 161 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 38
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/27/2020
Surgery Date: 07/30/2020
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Ajjacobs's Bariatric Surgeon
33 Upper Riverdale Road
Suite 121
Riverdale, Georgia 30274