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About NikNakMcCants

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  • Birthday 10/23/1973

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    Central New York
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[size=5][b]STARTING OVER[/b][/size]

[color=#000000][font='Comic Sans MS', cursive][size=3][background=rgb(244, 116, 159)]I was banded in May of 2009. I was at a starting weight of 235 lbs. (I was 260 lbs at my highest weight. I lost 25 lbs in two months on my pre-op diet.) Surgery went well. I had no issues. I loved my band. I was very careful to follow all of my doctor's rules. It worked well at first. In February of 2011 I weighed in at 179 lbs. I had lost a total of 81 lbs. [/background][/size][/font][/color][img]http://www.obesityhelp.com/shared/images/smiley/msn/applause.gif[/img][color=#000000][font='Comic Sans MS', cursive][size=3][background=rgb(244, 116, 159)] I had set my own goal weight at 175 lbs. I was only 4 lbs away when all of the trouble started. I became sick with a stomach bug. I was vomiting very heavy for a day. I started to get severe pains in my port area. That is when I went to the hospital. I was told that I had a large gas bubble. My bariatric Dr. was called in to empty my band. My band was left empty for three weeks. I gained ten pounds. I was constantly hungry. In March, I started having my band refilled slowly. Soon I was refilled to the point I was before I had become sick. The problem was, I continued to gain weight. I went back to my doctor numerous times with complaints. I continued to follow his meal plans and work out routines. However, I continued to gain weight. I knew something was wrong. In September of 2012 I started getting heartburn. I visited my doctor and he decided that my band was too tight. He took out some of the fluid. I continued to have heartburn. I went back to the doctor. He took out more fluid. It still did not stop. In February of 2012 I went to my doctor and demanded an upper GI. Guess what? I was told my band and slipped. Emergency surgery! [/background][/size][/font][/color][img]http://www.obesityhelp.com/shared/images/smiley/msn/angry.gif[/img][color=#000000][font='Comic Sans MS', cursive][size=3][background=rgb(244, 116, 159)] While visiting me, post op, my doctor informed me that during the operation nothing was wrong. My band was in fact in the correct place and he did not have to reposition it. A year later, I have continued to gain weight. I am back to a weight of 234 lbs. I have "cut all ties" with my first bariatric doctor. I have looked into various options. I am consulting with a new surgeon next week. I am hoping that he can give me the answers to the numerous questions I have that my last doctor just brushed away and refused to answer. I am frustrated but grateful at having the chance to start over.[/background][/size][/font][/color]

Age: 49
Height: 5 feet
Starting Weight: 260 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 197 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 63 lbs
BMI: 38.5
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/18/2013
Surgery Date: 06/10/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
NikNakMcCants's Bariatric Surgeon
The CNY Bariatric Surgery Center
505 Irving Ave. IHP
Suite 1249
Syracuse, NY 13210

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