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About sunnsuds

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  • Birthday 10/18/1961

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    RN at a radiation oncology office
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Hi To All!I am 48 years old, originally from Columbus, Ohio and have lived in Tampa, FL for 17 years now.  I have four kids (3 girls and a boy) with only one daughter (14 yrs old) living at home.  My husband, Joe, and I have been married for 15 years.  He is very supportive of my decision to get lap band surgery.  (He hopes to lose weight from it as well)!  I have been an oncology nurse for most of my nursing career and currently work in a radiation oncology office.  It can be super stressful at times but I really enjoy the interaction with patients and their families.I have been battling my weight since I was in fourth grade--basically yo-yo dieting off and on for years.  My most successful weight loss plans have been with Weight Watchers; however, it was always a short-lived success.  As a nurse, I see the effects of being overweight as we age and it can definitely be devastating.  A lot of my patients have additional problems due to excess weight (high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, circulatory issues, etc) and I realize that could EASILY be me.  I also realize that if I continue down the path I am going, I may not be around to see my kids enjoy their lives.  To me, that is a devastating thought.After a lot of research, I have decided to have the lap band surgery.  I am scheduled for April 21, 2010.  I have read a lot of entries on this site and it makes me feel comforted in knowing there is support out there for people like me! 

Age: 61
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 230 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 230 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 39.5
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 02/18/2010
Surgery Date: 04/22/2010
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
sunnsuds's Bariatric Surgeon
Surgical Weight Loss Center
University Community Hospital
3000 Medical Park Drive, Suite 340
Tampa, Florida 33613

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