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About sultana1279

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  • Birthday 12/21/1979

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    San Francisco
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I've been overweight most of my life, since high school.  I can't remember the last time i was completely happy with my body.  Everyone told me that i am a gorgeous girl which surpasses the weight, but to me that didn't mean anything.  I've tried many diets, exercises, and pills to help me lose weight but the long term effect was not successful.  I was suggested for the gastric bypass, but did not like the fact that my stomach would be cut.  Later i had found out about the Lapband surgery, and was interested in it, but still thought i could do it myself with out any type of surgery.  However it got to the point that i was taking pills that where not healthy for me what so ever.  The most weight i've lost is 40lbs which was on a liquid diet.  I had to stop the diet due to insurance change in my job, which that weight loss facility did not carry my new insurance and was to costly with out insurance.  My 40lbs lost i gained it all back plus more, and now I'm 310 the biggest i've ever been.  I don't even go out and socialize anymore like i use to because i'm so ashamed that i let myself get this big.  I finally was convinced by my friend to try lapband and here i am.  It has been a tough road to getting all these procedures and forms filled out, i was even lectured by the first referred bariatric doctor to not do lapband and to do gastric bypass because weight loss is faster.  I thought about it and felt like i made the right decision to do lapband and i even changed to a doctor that did lapband that i'm very happy with.  I understand that the weight loss is not as much as gastric, but i just need that push to help me lose the weight, exercise and get healthy again.  My goal is not to be super skinny, but just healthy.  I'd even be happy at 200lbs, with my height that's still really good body shape.  Here we go!

Age: 44
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 310 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 310 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 45.8
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/16/2010
Surgery Date: 08/14/2010
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
sultana1279's Bariatric Surgeon
California 94110

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