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About guitarmama54

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    Celtic Mama
  • Birthday 11/05/1954

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    55 year old mom and partner, living in CA. Been a life long overweight adult and tired of losing the battle thru diets. Had a few joint replacements already, Type II diabetes and need to get serious about getting the weight off.
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    Play guitar in a Celtic jam session and small women's group. Want to learn to paint, love computers, video gaming (yes at my age!), poetry, movies and traveling..
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    I'm on medical retirement due to bad arthritis
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I've been overweight all my life since age 13. I also developed psoriatic arthritis in my late teens, probably that went untreated properly for years. Now at 55 I've had numerous joint injections, a new left knee and right hip, epidurals in my lower back, etc. But I got SSADI right out of the gate (must have been as bad as I thought I was! ) and that has helped me with chronic pain, fatigue issues immensely! So now it's time to deal with my weight issues. I'm a head eater, like most - I eat when I happy, sad,  bored, anger, excited..you name it and I can use work food in there somewhere. But now at 55 and the mom of an adult daughter with Down Syndrome and a wonderful life partner, I need to be sure I'm around a long time and starting to battle Type II diabetes. The time for ignoring my weight is OVER. Not that I"m not scared to have surgery but I've failed to do this on my own and my health demands it. So here I go over the Lap Band waterfall...ieyeyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Age: 67
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 252 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 210 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 42 lbs
BMI: 34.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/16/2010
Surgery Date: 03/23/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
guitarmama54's Bariatric Surgeon
Santa Barbara, California 93105

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