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About grigg4

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 01/09/1969

About Me

  • Biography
    I am 41 and banded on 7/27/2010!!
  • Interests
    I love to read and do laundry... kiddin!
  • Occupation
    18 yrs at a major wall street brokerage firm - work as an analyst and help manage retirement money and institution accounts
  • City
    Pfafftown - outside Winston Salem
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I am in the final week of waiting for my surgery.  I am 41 and have been overweight for 19 years ... funny - that is the age of my first child!  I was never thin as a rail, I had curves and a chest and a nice waist!  All that changed after I had my 1st 10 1/2 lb baby in 1991.  I gained 60 lbs and never raelly lost it.  Fastforward to 1996 and another 10 1/2 lbs child.  Needless to say, I stopped at the 2nd large baby!  I lost control over my weight after that... or maybe I ignored it ?   I have asthma and it makes cardio exercise really difficult.  With this extra weight it now makes it nearly impossible.  I feel like I have spent 20 years being fat and wasting my youth.  I declared this year to be the year of me!  I always but everyone first.  I will always do that but I will find a way to slide myself into the equation. I thought about doing the Lap Band for years and even met several people that have done successfully and told me about the good, the bad and the ugly.  I have never met someone that regretted it.  Several people know of my pending date and everyone that knows is super supportive.  I can't imagine how hard it would be for that support to be lacking.  I look forward to documenting the new me!

Age: 53
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 261 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 244 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 17 lbs
BMI: 41.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 07/28/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
grigg4's Bariatric Surgeon
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27292

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