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About Karenwinpa

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    New Birthday Oct. 4, 2010
  • Birthday 04/04/1961

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    Happly married for 28 yrs. 1 son 27, and expecting my first grandchild in Oct. 2008
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    quilting, scrapbooking, camping, my family
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Hello everyone my story started 2 years ago, 2008 when I had hit my highest weight 285, I have always been a large girl "Tall", "Big Boned", "Carry your weight good" what a bunch of bologna. I have been over weight since grade school. Threw my teens and early 20s I have dieted yo-yo up and down. But after becoming sick with blood clots when I was 25 my aerobics classes stopped as ordered by my doctor. So with little exercise; weight started to creep up on me. I would catch hold of it and lose some weight and when I would hit that plateau I would get discussed and little by little my weight would creep back on. This went on for years. Gaining more weight each time I think and causing many medical problems. But after hitting that breaking point 285 lbs. I started to search weight lose surgeries, my sister had a by pass done and lost a large amount of weight. But with my medical problems I didn't want to go that way, and then I found the Lap-Band. I went to the very next scheduled seminar and new this was for me. But my insurance had other Ideas. My insurance insisted the surgeon be in a center of excellence and Doc. Marley was not covered. I felt very comfortable with Doc. Marley and was told they had applied for the center of excellence and had to wait for the paper work to go through. Well I decided to wait it out for Doc. Marley and I waited  2 years. So now that the time has come I am so excited, tomorrow I start my 2 weeks of pre-opt diet;  and my surgery is set for Oct. 4, 2010 my new Birth date this is when my new life will begin. I will finally feel comfortable in my body, feel like this is what I should have been like all my life. When I was young it was if you put food on your plate then you would eat it, no one left the table until every one was done. I don't blame my parents that was family time and we all talked and my parents would know what all 7 of us kids were doing, lol. We had a very scheduled family life every thing was by a time. So here I am, tomorrow I start my journey Monday Sept. 20, 2010.

Age: 62
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 252 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 233 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 19 lbs
BMI: 36.5
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 09/23/2010
Surgery Date: 10/06/2010
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Karenwinpa's Bariatric Surgeon
600 Somerset Ave
Suite 102
Windber, Pennsylvania 15963

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