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About Carosel2002

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  • Birthday 01/09/1969

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    Born and raised on the Iron Range in Northern MN
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    Movies, music, crochet, reading
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For about 3 yrs I've been watching what I ate and was calorie restricted and I still kept the wieght on and developed physical ailments.  I began to experience elevated blood pressure, pre-diabetes and edema in the feet and hands this past summer/fall. It got to the point where I couldn't do my job anymore, but I didn't want to tell work that! When my regular doctor put me on HCTZ (for blood pressure and edema) and Crestor for colesterol, I knew it was time for me to do something about it.  I finally wanted to talk about getting healthy again.  I needed help.  I am soooo glad that I decided to do this!  As of 2nd week post-op I no longer take Crestor and soon I'll be off of the HCTZ!!  I feel I'm on the right track to maintain my good health (now that I've gotten some back)!! 30lbs and going!! YAY!!

Age: 55
Height: 4 feet 10 inches
Starting Weight: 231 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 201 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 30 lbs
BMI: 42
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 09/28/2009
Surgery Date: 03/05/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Carosel2002's Bariatric Surgeon
University Of Minnesota Weight Loss Surgery Center
516 Delaware Street SE (Phillips-Wangensteen Building)
Clinic 1E
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

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