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  • Birthday 04/28/1978

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For 30 years I have been overweight, I'm 31.  My parents didn't realize they had a big kid until I was 2 or 3 and they took me to dance lessons and SURPRISE, Gayla is bigger than all the other kids.  I went from cute chubby girl to the fat girl.  Sure there were some times in life where I could drop some weight, but I have never been thin, never fallen within recommended guidelines.  I have tried everything and was convinced I could train myself to do this.  I didn't have an addicitive personality.  I was good at school, I was good in my job, I knew when to stop drinking, never had an issue with smoking.  Why can't I control food?  Well I can't.  I will eat at meals until I feel unbearably stuffed.  I needed something to control that eating habit.  To make it so I got stuffed before I could actually over eat.  I found Lap Band.  My husband went with me to the info session at the doctor and it all seemed to make sense.  Within a month I had my first appt and next thing I knew I had all the pre-op tests done and I was scheduled for surgery all in under a month from that first appointment.  I'm doing this so I can live comfortably in my body and so that my weight will no longer restrict me from anything.  I want to shop in regular stores, fit through turnstiles without turning sideways and stop asking for the seatbelt extender on planes.  I want to feel sexy for my husband. And when I have kids, I want to be able to be active with them.  I'm excited!

Age: 46
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 330 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 330 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 60.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/20/2009
Surgery Date: 10/08/2009
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Gaylancsu's Bariatric Surgeon
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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