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About JoiaRox

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    Bariatric Master
  • Birthday 08/28/1980

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About Me

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    Former LapBander, now sleeved!
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    Singing, Education Advocacy, Networking
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    UniServ Director
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It's a long story, I suppose, but similar to everything you know about yourself as well. Check out my blog at www.singinglapbander.blogspot.com for more details :).

Short story is that I had the LapBand installed by a big name surgery group in California in January 2010. After losing over 100 pounds, while receiving horrible after care, my LapBand was diagnosed as slipped when I moved to Virginia in July 2011. Insurance didn't cover the removal, so I endured with "soft food syndrome" (eating anything and everything that would go down, often this would be high calorie beverages) until I changed jobs and finally got insurance that would cover removal. I had the LapBand removed in March 2013 and am saddened to have regained all but 30 pounds of my original loss. Fortunately, I got "sleeved" on June 7, 2013 and am never looking back! I have a phenomenal doctor and staff now to work with and am looking forward to doing this the right way!

Age: 43
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 311 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 301 lbs
Current Weight: 229 lbs
Goal Weight: 169 lbs
Weight Lost: 82 lbs
BMI: 33.8
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 06/07/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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