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WinterBride2011

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About WinterBride2011

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 07/24/1987

About Me

  • Biography
    ENGAGED, out-going, family oriented, I love WINTER, Christmas is my favorite holiday, softball, etc
  • Interests
    sports, shopping, relaxing with my fiance
  • City
    South
  • State
    Louisiana
  • Zip Code
    00000
  1. WinterBride2011

    Post Op pics

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    Surgery - May 12, 2010

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    30 pounds in 2.5 months?

    Tomorrow, June 2, I will be 3 weeks post op and I have lost 34lbs (no pre-op diet...all lost after surgery!). It is definitely attainable! GOOD LUCK!
  4. Yep!! After waiting over a year and dealing with all kind of insurance bologna, my surgery has been scheduled for May 12, 2010!!!!!! I am so incredibly excited and nervous at the same time!! If anyone has any input or advice, feel free to give it!!!!
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    Random pre surgery pics

  6. WinterBride2011

    Engageent pics PRE surgery

    We took these pics in March of 2010. I wanted to take some before and after my surgery!
  7. WinterBride2011

    After one year...

    Houma/Thibodaux! Are you sleeved???
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    After one year...

    I am a newbie to this site, so I guess I will go ahead and spill my story! I have been overweight all of my life, but I have always been extremely active. Well, just like everyone told me, I started packing on the pounds after I graduated high school in 2005. I never EVER considered weight loss surgery until my doctor started telling me about the diseases that obesity can cause, which was March of 2009. At the time, my insurance, Cigna, was absolutely NOT going to cover my surgery. We tried and tried to get through to them that it was medically necessary, but of course we just continued to get the run around. So for the remainder of 2009, I really tried to watch what i ate, but like every other time, it worked for the first month, and then it just crumbled. Well, in March of 2010, I tried out for The Biggest Loser. EVERYONE was telling me how great I was, that I should get a call back, blah blah blah...well, that didn't help. A week afterwards, I got a call from E! Entertainment regarding a reality show, "House of Brides". They wanted me go on an interview. So, I had the interview 3 days later. I did receive a call back....YaY. But, what I need to remind myself is that afterall, it IS a reality show. You need to be mean, willing to do ANYTHING to win. Well, I'm just a really nice southern girl. I'm not in to the sabotage game. Not only that, but JUST BECAUSE I would make it to the show, doesn't mean I would automatically get the wedding of my dreams and my gastric sleeve (the show is for engaged women who want some sort of surgery, treatment, enhancement, etc. to look her best for her wedding). SO ANYWAYS, lets fast forward to Tuesday April 13, 2010. That was the day that my mom came to me and said we have the funds for the surgery!!! I had different health insurance at the time, but like Cigna, they were adamant about not covering the surgery. So that's where I'm at. So far, 2010 has been full of highs and lows. Highs being I was proposed to :scared0: and the SAINTS won the Superbowl (Remember, I am from South Lousiana) And the lows being all of the insurance crap, losing my job, and a few other things. But as of April 13th, I have had a CONTSTANT smile on my face! YaY! Hopefully, I will have my consultation the week of April 19th and we can get the ball rolling for my surgery!:sneaky2:
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    Any Drs in Louisiana used and Cost??

    iluvaleo... Have you been sleeved by Borland? I have a friend who was considering him, but we didn't know of anyone that had gone to him. Can you give me your testimonial if you have? Thanks!
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    Any Drs in Louisiana used and Cost??

    Dr. Lavin in Covington is an extremely well known surgeon. He is AMAZING. His cash price for the sleeve is $13,500. His website is www.whyweight.com. It is very informative. He also hosts several seminars a month. I recently attended one in Baton Rouge. Attending the seminar alone made me decide to choose him. I am traveling two hours for him to perform my sleeve. You should defeinitely research him.

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