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sandi2004

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About sandi2004

  • Rank
    Aspiring Evangelist
  • Birthday 09/15/1948

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  • Website URL
    http://www.bandedliving.com

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Ventura
  • State
    CA
  • Zip Code
    93001
I have been fighting the fat war since I was 4 years old. I finally won the war, leaving only small skirmishes that crop up regularly. My friends tell me these little battles are what a “normal” person always deals with. Just five years ago, I was 424 pounds, had arthritis in my right knee, and had trouble walking across a parking lot. My asthma forced me to stop and catch my breath several times across those parking lots. I rented a scooter to be able to take my grandkids to Disneyland. I let my husband go into the market while I waited in the truck. People looked fearfully at me when I was getting on a plane, hoping I wasn’t sitting next to them.

In March 2004, at 424 pounds, I had a hypertension crisis that got my attention. To this point, my arthritis, asthma, reflux, and sleep apnea had not yet been enough to make me take notice.

I have succeeded at most everything I have tried in life -- I have a wonderful marriage of more than 40 years to my soul mate, a great daughter, four awesome grandchildren, and a successful business I built from scratch over 20 years ago. But I could NEVER get a handle on my weight for longer than five minutes.

On 5/28/2004, at 55 years old, I had life-changing, and life-saving, Lap-band surgery. Within 28 months I had lost 250 pounds. Now, more than five years after surgery, I am holding at 175 pounds and loving it. I am off all my medications and move freely and vigorously through my new life.  With the help of this tool and a great support team I have reached a place where it is fun to go anywhere and try new things, and I actually enjoy looking at pictures of myself (well, most of the time).

Age: 74
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 424 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 185 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 239 lbs
BMI: 29.9
Surgery:
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 05/28/2004
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
sandi2004's Bariatric Surgeon
Coastal Sleep Disorder Center
421 E Bettaravia Rd
Santa Maria, California 96161

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