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  • Birthday 05/19/1965

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  1. Happy 48th Birthday kwright!

  2. Happy 47th Birthday kwright!

  3. 2 years has passed since you registered at LapBandTalk! Happy 2nd Anniversary kwright!

  4. 2 years has passed since you registered at VerticalSleeveTalk! Happy 2nd Anniversary kwright!

  5. kwright

    Plastic Surgery in 16 days!

    Karen - best of luck to you today. You look great. Kim
  6. The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind and motivation you have to convince. You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. Let that person who is inside come out and see the world. Take it one day at a time. Happy Holidays. PS: Update me on your progress and visit my web page As My World Turns

  7. Hi Linda: I only had about 70 pounds to lose and I was banded with 100% insurance coverage. I'm 5'1" tall and weighed 198 at my consultation so I had a BMI of 37.5 or so. When I went to see the doctor, I initially only had a slightly elevated blood pressure that was controlled with a Water pill. They did some bloodwork on me that indicated that I was pre-diabetic and that's all it took. I have Blue Shield of California insurance and everything was approved at the first request. So...anything is possible.
  8. kwright

    New Year, New You Challenge!

    I'm in!!! Looking forward to the challenge and the new me.
  9. I was banded on August 17th and I'm only 5'1" and weighed 200 pounds. My insurace covered everything including my fills for the first year. The only co-morbidity that I had when I first went to my consultation was high blood pressure that was under control with water pills so it wasn't that bad. I had bloodwork that was done and it came out that I was pre-diabetic (no pills prescribed). I'm surprised that I was approved since my BMI was below 40 but I was and I don't regret one day. I've tried diets in the past (even went on a liquid diet for 9 months) and gained all the weight that I lost plus more back, so I would have tried anything. The weight seems to be coming off slow, and I still don't have much restriction but I think that I will hit my goal before the first year is up.
  10. I agree. Dr. Mueller and his staff are the greatest. I was surprised that his office staff were present to check in on me before and after my surgery. I'm 7 weeks post-op and look forward to seeing you at the support meetings.
  11. I was wondering the same thing. I have to wait 4 weeks between fills. I just had my 1st fill last week (only 1.5cc) and I feel no restriction at all. I called to see if I could get in sooner and was told that they only do fills every 4 weeks. At this rate, it could take several months for me to get the proper restriction.
  12. kwright

    August 2009 BANDits Status Report 9/28/2009

    Hi Everyone! I had my surgery on August 17th and my first fill of 1.5cc on September 24th. I've lost a total of 27 pounds (including pre-op). So far everything has been great. I really don't feel any restriction and I can't wait until my next fill (my doctor only does them every 4 weeks). I'm headed to Las Vegas for the weekend and I hope that I can overcome the buffets!
  13. kwright

    Back at home a little tighter

    I guess my doctor is very conservative since I only got a 1.5cc fill today.
  14. kwright

    Curiosity killed the cat.....

    Blue Shield of California - HMO 2 Days from submission to approval
  15. I hope this answered a few of your questions.

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