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About Macafie

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    Band Date 3-2-10
  • Birthday 10/31/1964

About Me

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    45 yo mother of 2 (7 and 11) Being banded on March 2
  • State
    New Jersey
I have been thinking about the lap band for a few years.  It started with a visit to a dietician after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.  However, the dietician was very abrasive and kept mentioning the lap band at a time that I was not interested in even considering it.  I did not go back to her and  was speaking my PCP-  who i just love - about the experience and she had some very supporting words about the procedure.  That was at least 3 years ago and after not being able to get my diabetes under control and going through some other personal issues, I decided that it was time.  Fortunately, my local hospital which is not far from my home and a smaller more intimate facility, has a reputable barriatric center so I began the appointments, had a surgery date, cancelled it, picked back up with the clearances and here I am - two weeks from surgery.At this point, no one knows, not even my husband.  I have told him that I am thinking about undertaking a strict diet and cleansing regime and he knows that I have had a number of doctors visits getting a complete work up.  I will have to think of something to tell him when I have to be away over night.  Yipes.  I'm really doing this.

Age: 57
Height: 5 feet
Starting Weight: 250 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 250 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 48.8
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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