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About TC4Wy

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  • Birthday 06/08/1965
I have struggled with weight loss since I was a teen. When I was younger and gained 20 pounds I lost it fast and maintained a healthy weight. When I got pregnant with my 1st of 3 children I gained about 70 pounds. I felt I'd never lose that much weight. When I finally got motivated and started to diet and exercise, I found I was pregnant a second time. I gained more weight. I went from 135-225 with 2 kids and felt overwhelmed. I decided to try Metabolic Weight Loss centers after losing 50 pounds on my own. I got down to 160 pounds. As soon as I stopped Metabolic because I could not afford it, I gained all the weight back. 6 years after my 2nd child, I had my 3rd. I was able toget back to 200 pounds, but then got divorced and started eating lots of quick food since I had little time for anything else. BOOM! I hit 260! Again, started yet another diet. This time I ate healthy and got back down to 168. Suddenly I was getting fevers and having severe back and hip pain. My doctor said I needed bed rest. I did  Medifast for awhile, but as soon as I stopped exercising I gained a few pounds back. My aches, pains and fever got so bad I started missing work and being sent around to Specialists and eventually I lost my job. First I was told sero-negative lupus, then Fibro. I have been trying to get a diagnosis for 3 years. During the time I went up to my highest weight of 299! I could barely walk due to degenerative arthritis in my back and hips. I also developed high bp, cholesterol and my sugar was going up. I went for a seminar and asked my doctor to refer me for lap band. With all my medical issues, it was approved very fast. Right now I am disappointed in my weight loss. I had a large hiatal hernia repair. Preop I lost 12 pounds. I lost 5 more after surgery and now I am stuck. I am afraid my weight loss doctor will think I am not eating right, but I am. I barely eat at all. After reading these forums, i think I may not be eating enough. I have this ache in the center under my breasts that never goes away. As I drink and eat, it gets worse. So that's my story and now I am off to the forums for some answers! Thanks for reading!

Age: 56
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 299 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 276 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 23 lbs
BMI: 44.5
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/16/2010
Surgery Date: 03/23/2010
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
TC4Wy's Bariatric Surgeon
Jacksonville Surgical/Jacksonville Weight Loss Center
8825 Perimeter Park Blvd.
Ste 101
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

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