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About rthogode

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  • Birthday 06/27/1967
I was about 214lbs and I starting to have a lot of health problems my Blood Pressure was high my legs where swollen and I was afraid of what could happen to me as I got older.  My mom has diabetis, she is considered leagally blind, she has high blood pressure, neuropathy a complication from her diabetis, oh an d she also has heart problems.  I always worry about her and was starting to get more worried that this can all be me as I get older.  I have a family a great husband and two daughters.  I wanted my daughters to see that you do not have to be overweight and that you need to believe in yourself.  I had tried to lose weight with weight watchers but I was on medicine that can make you gain weight and hard to loss weight.  That is when I decided to look into to having the lap band surgery.  As sohon a I went to find out more information about the surgery I decided that I wanted to have it done.  So I started my journey. I felt like my surgery date would never get hear but then before you know it I was having it done.  My family has been so supportive I could not ask for a better support group then them.  They help me through every hurdle and want to know what happens when I go to the doctor for my fill.  I did have one issue with my last fill where I could not keep anything down and had to go back to the dr the following day to have it removed.  I have been learning how to live with the band.  I never want to be the person I was before the surgery so I am really working hard on losing the weight and keeping it off. This is a way of life for me now and I am happy about it.

Age: 54
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 214 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 153 lbs
Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Weight Lost: 61 lbs
BMI: 28
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 03/06/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
rthogode's Bariatric Surgeon
The Center For Bariatrics At Bayshore Community Hospital
727 North Beers Street
Holmdel, New Jersey 8050

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