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About RaeZur

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  • Birthday 04/16/1977

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    Tattoo Lover, Naval Architect, Introvert
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    Art, Roller Coasters, Reading
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    Structural Engineer (Student Trainee)
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I am considering surgery, after high school (abour 15 years ago), I began putting on weight, I have tried everything, from working out to SlimFast to risking taking ephedrine.  Although I did acheive a weight loss, it was short lived.  I always gained it back, plus more.  I am seriously considering the surgery to use it as a tool to learn healthy eating habits and lead a healthy lifestyle.  I attended my first seminar at Sentara Norfolk General on May 12, 2010.  I am fortunate to have BCBS Federal which has no "extra" requirements other than the NIH criteria.  I am currently just at a BMI of 40 with no co-morbid conditions.  I am hoping to have my surgery by the end of summer 2010.  My first consult with my surgeon, Dr. Wohlgemuth,  is June 1, 2010.  I am very excited and nervous...but finally ready to take charge of my life and live healthier and longer!!

Age: 45
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 247 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 233 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 14 lbs
BMI: 40
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/01/2010
Surgery Date: 08/19/2010
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
RaeZur's Bariatric Surgeon
Sentara Metabolic & Weight Loss Surgery Center
600 Gresham Drive
Sentara Heart Hospital, Suite 8630
Norfolk, VA 23507

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