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About wantshealth

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  • Birthday 04/12/1956

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    I'm married and a working Mom of two big boys, 24 and 18. I work in the Information Technology area for a long time - right now I'm thinking of going back to graduate school in the fall.
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I am in the early stages of exploring Lap band surgery.  I have been struggling with my weight since I was 15, almost 40 years.  I have been on every program imaginable and have lost and gained so many times.  I am looking for help that will get my eating and weight issues under control.  I am at my highest weight ever, each time I lose I seem to gain back more than I lost.  I want to feel better; in the last few year I really think my weight is having an adverse affect on my quality of life.  I am so much more tired; it is hard to do things.  I have joint pain.  I have also developed hypothyroidism.  I also struggle with Migrains.   I also seem to have lost my confidence; I don't feel good about myself.  I really want to find a way to lose weight and keep it off so I can be more active and feel better.  I've been doing a lot of research on this surgery option; I think it is a viable option but I am scared of the risks and of failure.  I hope to continue to learn more, especially by talking with people who are in different parts of this journey.

Age: 63
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 256 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 197 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 59 lbs
BMI: 32.8
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/01/2009
Surgery Date: 01/27/2010
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
wantshealth's Bariatric Surgeon
Richmond, California