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About lmb012182

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  • Birthday 01/21/1982

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My name is Lindsey. When I started this process I was almost 300 lbs on a frame that was NOT meant to hold that much weight. I was in physical pain from osteoarthritis in my knees and hips, I was depressed and held very little hope for my future. I started working for a bank in 2009 and discovered that they covered weight-loss surgery. As soon as my insurance began I started the process towards getting approved for lap-band surgery. At the bariatric seminar my doctor held she outlined the reasons she did not recommend lap-band. I left more informed than I'd previously been and very determined to have gastric bypass. This was in August. By November 5, 2009 I'd undergone roux en y gastric bypass.
I lost over 100 lbs. I felt a renewed sense of self. I worked out, I went out on dates, and in 2011 I met the man who would become my husband. I have gone back to school and am working to complete my bachelor's degree and I have a very rewarding job with the State of Texas. I can honestly say that the surgery gave me the energy, the ability, and most importantly the confidence to do all of these things. I would not take it back for anything.
That said, there are challenges. I still struggle with weight. I've gain back about 30 lbs. I have excess skin and have not been able to afford plastic surgery to take care of it. I am blessed beyond measure but I still have obstacles to overcome. That is why I have come back to Bariatric Pal almost three years after the last time I logged on.

Age: 39
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight Lost: 13 lbs
BMI: 27.6
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 11/05/2009
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
lmb012182's Bariatric Surgeon
San Antonio, Texas 78229