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About MicheleYB

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 09/20/1967

About Me

  • Biography
    My name is Michele. I am 41 years old, the mother of 3 beautiful children, married and a 2-year-old post op lap band patient.
  • Interests
    Reading, crafts, needlepoint, spending quality time with my kids, & traveling.
  • Occupation
    Documentation Manager
  • City
    Chippewa Falls
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I started my weight loss journey in 2007. I was going through the process to be approved for gastric bypass surgery through my insurance company. One month before I would have finished meeting all the criteria, my husband's employer decided to make it a non-covered service. I appealed and appealed a second time but there was no winning in this situation. My personal physician even wrote letters to the president of my husband's company letting them know that if I didn't have this done, I was likely going to die; either from a heart attack or a stroke. I was morbidly obese. After I went through my period of feeling sorry for myself, I decided if this was going to happen I had to make it happen. I started doing internet researches on dozens of weight loss surgeons. I finally found one that I felt comfortable with contacting; it was the best move of my life!! Now mind you, the surgeon I decided on resides in San Antonio, Texas and I live in Wisconsin; but it was the best decision I have ever made. Not only did he agree to take on my case, he helped me with financing, getting a hotel to stay at and even a driver to drive me to my appointments and my surgery. When I first made contact with Dr. Rincon, I was at a high of 305#. Now, here I am, 2 1/2 years later, at a weight of 127#. I am so healthy now. I am no longer on all the pain pills, the high blood pressure medication, the high cholesterol medicatiosn or my CPAP. I am happy, healthy, and forever grateful to Dr. Rincon and his staff for helping me and being supportive to this day. I will now be here to see my three beautiful children grow and hopefully one day have families of their own and to grow old with my husband. I love life now and I enjoy the new me. The happy me. The healthy me.Michele

Age: 54
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 305 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 127 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 178 lbs
BMI: 18.8
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/09/2007
Surgery Date: 01/10/2007
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Financed
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Denied
MicheleYB's Bariatric Surgeon
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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