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About BRINA913

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  • Birthday 09/10/1964
I have struggled with my weight since high school.   I have had 4 children, and am currently at my heaviest.  This is something that I have thought about for a very long time.  In November of 2009, I fell and was injured.  I have a sprained knee & multiple herniated discs in my neck and lower spine.  I have been in physical therspy for 10 months, and had numerous out-patient procedures on my knee and back.   Although I had never had problems with my knee and back before I fell, I do have them now and I am not getting any better.  The weight is not helping and it is time for a change.  I am also becoming paranoid....if I have a pain in my arm it is a heart attack....if I am overly thirsty it is type 2 Diabetes!  I don't want to live like this anymore.  At my lowest weight I have made it to 135 lbs.  This was with the help of phentermine.  This is not a route I want to take anymore.  I see this as a lifestyle change that will make my quality of life much better, and I will finally feel better about the way I look.  I went for my first consultation in February 2010.  I have done all my visits with my nutritionist and have undergone my psychological evaluation.  I see my PCP on September 1st and my final appointment with my surgeon is on Septeber 7th.  Hopefully CIGNA will approve me right away & I will be on my way by the end of September or beginning of October.   I look forward to this new chapter in my life!

Age: 58
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 234 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 234 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 40.2
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 02/04/2010
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
BRINA913's Bariatric Surgeon
Advanced Laparoscopic Specialists-Rockland Bariatrics
11 N. Airmont Road
Suite A10
Suffern, New York 10924

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