Bugaboo77

LAP-BAND Patients
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About Bugaboo77

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  • Birthday 06/04/1977

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  • Occupation
    RN
  • State
    Minnesota
I don't really have a story yet.  I am interested in trying the lap-band because I need/want to get my life back.  I am 32 years old. I have 2 daughters, who are 3 and 5. I want to be active like I used to be. I have a wonderfully supportive husband, who is not quite sure of this "crazy" idea of mine.  I have a history of depression and anxiety, which in my opinion, aggravates the obesity problem. It's like a vicious cycle. I feel depressed, so I eat b/c I figure I'm already obese. Well, by being obese, I get depressed and eat again. Blah!!  I want to get my life back!  I think it really hit me when I applied for extra life insurance through work and I was denied because of my BMI.I am going to a seminar this week in regards to the lap-band and I am bringing my husband with me. I have told him that I need/want his complete support before going forward with this new excursion.  So for now, I am doing my research and trying to get as much info as I can. I would rather do the lap-band because it is less invasive. However, if the surgeon recommends something else for me, I will strongly consider what the doctor feels is the right choice for me.

Age: 40
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 255 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 255 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 41.2
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: Yet to Apply
Bugaboo77's Bariatric Surgeon
Southern Minnesota Surgical: St Peter Location
1900 North Sunrise Drive
St Peter, Minnesota