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About abbylamb

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 10/08/1979

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    happily married mom of 2
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    hobbies? like besides sesame street and building blocks?
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    blood gas drawing, aerosol delivering, vent checking, snot sucker extraordinaire
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Hello.  Let's see.....first and foremost I'm mother to the most beautiful, adorable precocious 4 year old on the face of the planet.  I'm married to a man that adores me.  So I should be happy.  And for the most part, I am.  But I'm obese, and have been since I was a teenager.  I've gained and lost hundreds of pounds in my lifetime.  Today is my 30th birthday and I am deciding to take charge of this one thing for myself.  I have tried diet after diet after diet.  I have just started the process for getting the LAP-BAND (or the other brand name, whatever that's called).  Hopefully this will be a positive, upbeat experience and a great start for the rest of my life.  Update...it's now February 1, a little over a month since surgery.  I had a very rough start with recovery and was in a lot of pain (which from what I've been told was from the hiatal hernia repair they also did in surgery).  After about the 10 day/2 week mark I started feeling like myself.  I had lost 6 pounds post op, then gained 6 back once I started on solids, so it was pretty depressing for a while there.  Thankfully, my doctor is FANTASTIC and is aggressive and gave me a good fill a couple of weeks ago and I'm feeling great.  I'm hoping this feeling lasts, but only time will tell.  Lost those pesky 6 pounds again, and finally feel like the scale is working with me instead of against me.  Stay tuned for further adventures....

Age: 44
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 245 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 222 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 23 lbs
BMI: 36.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/30/2009
Surgery Date: 12/21/2009
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
abbylamb's Bariatric Surgeon
36100 Euclid Ave
Suite 170
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

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