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About greytz

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    Bariatric Master
  • Birthday 01/01/1950
Everyone always asks me what my defining moment was.  It was at my brother's wedding.  I had already been considering the lapband but just hadn't taken that plunge.  My older brother was getting married and I went all out to look my best.  I had my hair done and my nails and spent money on clothing, etc.  I really thought I would look good.  The wedding was a three day event.  There were people from LA, New York, etc.  All beautiful.  There was so much bling I thought my eyes would pop out.  At the wedding, the photographer kept avoiding me.  There are 577 pictures and out of those, I am in one picture.  I felt about 3 inches high after that weekend. That was the turning point in my life.  I was so upset and aggravated with myself for allowing this to happen.  I had been on required prescribed oral steroids for three years for a very bad skin condition and had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for five years and the weight just kept packing on.  I had gotten to the point that I just didn't care anymore because no matter what I did, I couldn't lose weight.  I just continued to eat what I wanted and gain weight.  I finally was able to come off of the steroids and that helped.  It also allowed me to be banded.  I just couldn't imagine what the band would do for me but now 80 pounds lighter I don't have to imagine any longer.  I went from a size 26 to a size 10 now.  With the band and my hard work I am happier than I have been in a very long time. 

Age: 72
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 252 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 178 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 74 lbs
BMI: 27.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/27/2009
Surgery Date: 06/17/2009
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
greytz's Bariatric Surgeon
900 Carillon Parkway
Suite 401
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

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