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About Chavner

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  • Birthday 08/16/1971

About Me

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    A mom of two daughters.
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    My Daughters, Rides in the country on a Harley.
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    I.T. Systems Specialist
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<span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="font-family: Comic Sans MS;"><span><span style="color: #993366;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Comic Sans MS;">I will try to keep this short and to the point.  </span></span>I can get long winded and talk forever.  </span>

<span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="font-family: Comic Sans MS;">I am 38 have two daughters ages 17 and 14.  I have been obese since I was 14.  Due to hypertension, my daughter, Elizabeth, was born at 2lbs. 5oz.  My second daughter, Sarah was born at 5lbs. 1oz.  Then in April 2005 I drove to the hospital one day to find that I had a pulmonary embolism that was 4cm along with many others.  All of this has led to an uphill slide to over three hundred pounds.  
Last year when I joined in January 2009 I wanted to find out more about surgery and found a wonderful doctor that would accept me as a high risk patient.  However, out of pocket expenses prevented me from starting the journey then.  In November when it was time to re-enroll in health insurance at work, I found out this year they offered a healthcare spending card with balance up front.  
So here I am.  On January 6, I had my first visit in a year with Dr. Ganta.  I was so afraid that he would say no this time with even more weight gained in the past year.  I was proud to see that only went up about 10 pounds though.  December is always a rough time for me.  I love holidays and the food that comes with them.  When I walked into his office again I weighed 304 pounds.  On that day, I started on the path of becoming heathier.  My goal is 150 pounds.  He explained that possibly could get down to 172.  Even that looks good to me from where I am at.  However, ultimately I want to be 150 pounds when my oldest graduates from high school next year.  I am going to work very hard to achieve that goal. </span> </span>

Age: 50
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 305 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 215 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 90 lbs
BMI: 38.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/06/2010
Surgery Date: 05/03/2010
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Chavner's Bariatric Surgeon
Austin, Texas 78758

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