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About asteenho

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 09/26/1984

About Me

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    I'm a labor and delivery nurse in Chicago IL. Getting banded on June 11th 2010!
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    Hanging out with friends, listening to music, watching Glee!! Going to sporting events
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    Registered Nurse
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I don't even know where to begin.  I've been overweight, or morbidly obese, since the second grade.  My mom thought it was something that would be cured with puberty, but instead it was steady incline.  I've been addicted to food since I can remember.  I have three older brothers, of whom all are overweight.  We come from a "big boned" family.  My mom is the only petite one.  My dad wasn't morbidly obese, but he definitely had a gut, and also had high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  He had is first heart attack at the age of 39, and died from his second at the age of 47.   He died when I was 17.  I always knew how bad it was to be overweight, but I just recently began to understand it.  I'm a nurse, and have learned the cons and health problems of being overweight, but more than that I feel out of place in my own body.  I want to be more active, but tire easily.  I shouldn't feel these knee pains and hip pains at 25.  I want to be in shape.  More than that, I've wanted to be healthy.  I don't want the same story that my dad has.  I want to be with my kids, when I have them someday.  I see the lap band as a tool that will help me achieve my weight goal.  It will help me eat an appropriate size and help me not eat when I'm not hungry.  I'm hoping it will help me feel more comfortable in my own skin.  I want to be active and have energy, and am excited to see how the lap band will help aid me. 

Age: 38
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 295 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 218 lbs
Goal Weight: 200 lbs
Weight Lost: 77 lbs
BMI: 34.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/20/2010
Surgery Date: 06/11/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
asteenho's Bariatric Surgeon
Chicago, IL 60611

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