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About shadst8

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    Bariatric Evangelist
  • Birthday 01/26/1973

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    Married with no children
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    reading, writing poetry, music
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My story begins on January 26, 1973--my birthday.  I was whopping ten pound baby.  I was the fat kid already in the nursery--lol. However between the ages of two to four, I actually was normal weight. By the time I started kindergarten, I was chubby but not very fat. By third grade, I was definitely overweight--heck I started wearing a bra! Basically not to go through my entire childhood (who has the time?), I am saying I have struggled with my weight for a long, long time. I am so very tired of the battle. When I visited my doctor and talked about how I was the largest I had ever been and that I was killing myself, she suggested weightloss surgery and referred me to my current surgeon who she said is one of the best. I knew many people who had the gastric bypass, and as much as I wanted to lose weight, I knew it was not for me, so I was thrilled to hear about the lap-band surgery. I went to the seminar and was glad I did. Now I am ready to make pernament changes in my life for me. I want to live, have children, and quit the abuse of my body. I look at my mom who is 74 years old and obese--she has lost a great deal of weight, but still at her size she struggles so much with co-morbidities high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, sleep apnea coupled with arthritis and osteoporosis.  I must live to live!

Age: 48
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 383 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 274 lbs
Goal Weight: 185 lbs
Weight Lost: 109 lbs
BMI: 45.6
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/16/2009
Surgery Date: 01/15/2010
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
shadst8's Bariatric Surgeon
Greenville, Illinois 60616