GipsyGirl

LAP-BAND Patients
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About GipsyGirl

  • Rank
    Junior Guru
  • Birthday 10/14/1985

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    lovelifem21

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Art, Beauty
  • Occupation
    Photographer
  • City
    Nashville
  • State
    TN
  • Zip Code
    37210

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<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;As a child I was pretty lean but when I became a teenager pounds started to pack on. I went on the starvation diet one summer when I was 13 after a modeling career offer and kept weight off till I was 18. At 16 I came to America and started college. I was eating gummy bears and rice for lunch which made me gain weight. My life was very stressful these couple of years and I kept gaining weight. When I was 20 I lost all the weight and then some and got back into modeling. However, at 21 I have had two miscarriages and gained 110lbs in three years because of the depression and hormonal changes. I acquired Diabetes 2 and High blood pressure. I tried every<span>&nbsp; </span>diet known to man and every pill that there is. ( I even was prescribed amphetamines ) &nbsp; My whole life I was a yoyo dieter. I <span>&nbsp;</span>went from being anorexic to being overweight and then severely obese. I was 3 BMI steps away from being morbidly obese. &nbsp; I was looking to change my lifestyle with Lap-Band System.</p>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span>It worked. I lost 90lbs in 8 months. I love it..</span></p>
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<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span>Went into the red zone and they had to take all of the fluid out because it was a weekend and I couldnt even swallow water. I started being covered in bruises out of nowhere when they discovered my vitamin k deficiency... Went up to 200 lbs ( 60 lost ) and now back on trach. 7.9 cc and weight at 180lbs... going strong. </span>-------------------------------------------------</p>


Age: 31
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Starting Weight: 260 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 165 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 95 lbs
BMI: 23.7
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 09/07/2010
Surgery Date: 10/06/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
GipsyGirl's Bariatric Surgeon
Centennial Center For The Treatment Of Obesity
2200 Murphy Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203