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Astrasmom

LAP-BAND Patients
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About Astrasmom

  • Rank
    Lapbander for Life
  • Birthday 02/17/1967

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  • Website URL
    http://livingthelapbandlife.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-new-life.html

About Me

  • Biography
    Lapbander for Life. Mother of 2 teenage boys and happily married for the 2nd time.
  • Interests
    Hanging out with my family, computers
  • Occupation
    Special Education Paraprofessional
  • City
    Little Egg Harbor
  • State
    NJ
  • Zip Code
    08087
I have been over weight for most of my life. I'm also an open heart surgery patient who in 2001 had an Aortic Anuerysm repair and valve replacement. I have to get it done again in another year. My cardiologist kept telling me that if I don't do something to lose weight I have a great chance of dieing on the table. I'm also tired of not being able to walk without having to take a break because I'm out of breath. I'm basically tired of feeling fat.  So on Oct. 23, 2009 I took the plunge and got banded. It was the best thing that I could have ever done. I have already lost more then I did when I was at Weight Watchers. This time I won't gain it back again. I'm enjoying the foods that I eat. What I'm really enjoying is that 4oz fill me up instead of 2 plates like it was before.

Age: 54
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 304 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 198 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 106 lbs
BMI: 32
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/02/2009
Surgery Date: 10/23/2009
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Astrasmom's Bariatric Surgeon
Manahawkin, New Jersey 8050
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