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About Amaris

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    Junior Guru
  • Birthday 02/11/1964

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    High Desert
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I don't really have a lapband story yet, as I've only begun to look into the possibility of getting a lapband. What inspired me to look into this was a recent hospital stay because of chest pains. The cardiologist decided that I needed to have an angiogram, but I had to be transfered to a different hospital because of my size; the table in the cath lab at the first hospital wouldn't withstand my weight. I spent three extra days in the hospital, waiting for bed. The angiogram was negative, thank Source, but I am being treated for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and I have already had one heart attack. When I finally got out of the hospital and got home, I broke a chair at my dining room table when I sat down. That was the last straw! I started researching lapband surgery as soon as I could trade out chairs!I have started a blog to document my journey and my decision making process. You can read it at http://distractedbydiets.wordpress.com/ .

Age: 59
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 323 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 315 lbs
Goal Weight: 153 lbs
Weight Lost: 8 lbs
BMI: 50.8
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 02/18/2010
Surgery Date: 08/03/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Amaris's Bariatric Surgeon
Western Bariatric, San Bernardino
401 E. Highland Avenue
Suite #252
San Bernardino, California 92503

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