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About Klisa

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    Expert Member
  • Birthday 01/27/1971

About Me

  • Biography
    Married for 15 years in Aug 2010, but with the boy since we were 17 (22 years!). I have 4 dogs (Rottie, 2 Bassets & 1 chihuahua) & 2 cats.
  • Interests
    reading, camping, bbqing with friends (ahem)
  • Occupation
    Sr SAS Programmer
  • City
    Simi Valley
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I've been looking off and on into getting the lapband for over a year. I have friends who have done gastric bypass, gastric sleeve & lapband. The lapband seems the least invasive and seems like it will enable me to make adjustments as needed in the far off future, so I liked the idea of it the best.As a child & teen, I was always in decent shape...particularly in high school. I was a runner and did various other exercises to keep in shape. Mom was always dieting (Weight Watchers mainly), so I grew up eating healthy...Then I met my husband at 17 (don't worry, we didn't marry till age 25). I found myself eating more fast food/restaurant food and spending less time exercising while dating and THAT'S where my struggles began! I've gained weight over the years (I was 125 as a fit teen) and have tried a number of weight loss options...phentermine + synthroid, Weight Watchers, nutritionists, personal trainers, gyms, etc. I am currently on meds for high BP, high chol and I have high trigs. My Dad has diabetes & heart disease and my Momma has battled breast cancer. I figure if I don't get this weight off once and for all, I'm a gonner...or at the very least limited by health struggles.I haven't scheduled my surgery yet...Just had the endoscopy today (6/29/10). I have to get my chest xray done and my bloodwork before I have full medical clearance. I figure I will have my surgery towards the end of July 2010. I'm not looking forward to the battle, but I'm gearing up for it and AM looking forward to WINNING the battle and enjoying the results! 

Age: 52
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 240 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 183 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 57 lbs
BMI: 31.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Klisa's Bariatric Surgeon
8916 San Bernardino Rd.
Suite 110
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91105

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