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About cherluvsdan

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I'm 37, married, and live in So. California.  I've always been on the heavy side.  In my teens and early 20's I yo-yo'd between a low of about 175 and a high of around 240.  When I was 24 I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease and had a very overactive Thyroid.  You'd think I'd be skinny as all get out, but I was one of the oddball cases that had an overactive thyroid and was overweight.  Lucky me!  So, I had radioctive iodine to destroy my thyroid gland.  Prior to starting hormone replacement, I had a bad asthma episode.  I nearly died.  I was on a ventilator for 6 days and was on high dose steroids for the next 2 months.  So, no thyroid + steroids =huge weight gain.  That was how my weight got completely out of control.  Since then it has crept up steadily.  It's the same vicious cycle that everyone here is familiar with.  You gain weight, so you feel like moving less, so you gain more weight. Well enough!!  I'm making the change now before it's too late!  I'm going to be banded on November 8th and finally get control over my body.  I'm so looking forward to finally having a tool that will help me control the "hungry monster".  I'm on my way now and nothing is going to stop me from reaching my goal!

Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 360 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 341 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 19 lbs
BMI: 55
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 02/10/2010
Surgery Date: 11/08/2010
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
cherluvsdan's Bariatric Surgeon
Lite Dimensions / Smart Dimensions
18111 Brookhurst St
Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, California 92706

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