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I've been unhealthy for 30 years and up and down the scale my entire life! I think my lightbulb moment was seeing photos of myself at my 50th birthday party in 2019. Later, I did extensive research on Chronic Kidney Disease for my husband and I realized that if I didn't change my way of living, I too would end up with CKD.  I had previous success with weight loss medication and then in 2021 I convinced myself that I couldn't attain/sustain weight loss without it.  Throughout this time, I felt like my PCP offered NO help for me and I became FRUSTRATED with lack of options and assistance!  For years I have been hearing, "JUST DO IT!"  After losing my husband in April 2022, I regained all the weight I had lost and then some!  Thanks to encouragement from a kind Registered Dietician, I maintained enrollment in my BC/BS ShareCare program and continued attending the on-line meetings. As a Christian, I thought surgery was a cop-out and I needed to rely more on my Faith and mature my fruit of "Self Control." I know others who have had the surgery and now I realize that Bariatric Surgery is another tool to help me get healthier. I do realize, however, that I will need to mature my fruit of "Self Control" in order to be healthy for life. I want to live a long, healthy life as my husband wanted for me and I'll try not to live with the regret of not doing this sooner while he was with me. I want to be available a LONG TIME for my adult son with disabilities and I want to serve the Lord passionately!  I want to do something for ME for the first time in my adult life! I'm worth it and I deserve it! 

Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 289 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 264 lbs
Goal Weight: 155 lbs
Weight Lost: 25 lbs
BMI: 45
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/17/2023
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
DRABradley's Bariatric Surgeon
UI Obesity Surgery
200 Hawkins Drive
4604 JCP
Iowa City, Iowa

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