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Old 10-15-2010, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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February 17, 2009
Start Date:
February 17, 2009
Surgery Date:
5' 2"
Height:
376 lb
Start Weight:
260 lb
Current Weight:
200 lb
Goal Weight:
116 lb
Weight Loss:
60 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
30.8510638298 %
% Lost:
2011
Goal Date:

Body Mass Index
68.7637877211
BMI Start:
47.5494276795
BMI Current:
36.5764828304
BMI Goal:

Weight Loss Method
Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
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Thumbs down Very discouraged and disappointed about what the Dr. said.

I am 28 and had Gastric Bypass on Feb. 17, 2009. I've lost 135 pounds so far. But I have curves and fat that I really hate!!! The Plastic Surgeon (Dr. Kang in Erie, PA) said that my weight is still high for my height & I need to lose some more. I am currently 241 and I am 5' 2". Very discouraged and disappointed about what the Dr. said. He also said that insurance will NOT cover removed of my "fat" due to my back pains since April 2010. He said if I had rashes that were documented for 6 months by my primary physician, they might. But I don't have that problem really, so I am just screwed.
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Surgery Performed by: Dr. Rodolfo Arreola
Surgery Date: February 17, 2009
Highest Weight: 388
February 17, 2009: 376
March 6, 2009: 359.5
April 3, 2009: 343
April 15, 2009: 336
April 27, 2009: 330
May 18, 2009: 317.5
June 3, 2009: 310
June 17, 2009: 303

July 25, 2009: 289
August, 6, 2009: 283
September 15, 2009: 272
October 25, 2009: 258.6
November 13, 2009: 254
December 6, 2009: 244
March 27, 2010: 235
May 10, 2010: 235
July 7, 2010 233
Oct. 12, 2010: 241

Feb. 1, 2011: 260

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Old 10-17-2010, 01:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Off and on my entire life
Start Date:
March 3...starting the process...again
Surgery Date:
5' 5"
Height:
265 lb
Start Weight:
255 lb
Current Weight:
132 lb
Goal Weight:
10 lb
Weight Loss:
123 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
3.77358490566 %
% Lost:
No idea...just looking to feel better
Goal Date:

Body Mass Index
44.0934911243
BMI Start:
42.4295857988
BMI Current:
21.9635502959
BMI Goal:

Weight Loss Method
Controlled Eating & Exercise
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I'm so sorry that you're feeling so discouraged.

However, I don't want to make you feel worse, but he's probably right. I'm 5'5" and I started out at 265 lbs. I know when I got to 241, I knew that I had lots more to lose. From what I've seen from a lot of sucessful people on the boards, they needed to follow the rules till they got to goal weight, and were there for a bit before they got PS. In one thread I read a quote, that I'll borrow for this circumstance. "Your weight loss is not a race, it's a journey." Take time, celebrate all the amazing work you've done up to this point, get excited about all that is to come. Know too that to a degree, what you're seeing isn't actually fat, it's loose skin, they are two completely different things.

Hoping that things look up for you soon...but do take care of yourself
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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July 2009
Start Date:
February 26, 2010
Surgery Date:
5' 2"
Height:
307 lb
Start Weight:
143 lb
Current Weight:
135 lb
Goal Weight:
164 lb
Weight Loss:
8 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
53.4201954397 %
% Lost:
July 2010
Goal Date:

Body Mass Index
56.1449011446
BMI Start:
26.1521852237
BMI Current:
24.6891259105
BMI Goal:

Weight Loss Method
Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
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At your height if you are indeed 5"2"..you should be at about 125-145 pounds I would think depending on your build for normal weight. Can you say why you set your goal weight so high? Have you not thought about revising it now that you have seen how well you have lost your current weight. I can see the Dr saying you need to lose more weight before they would consider surgery and if you lost another even 50 pounds then you might have problems with sores and rashes from the overhang...?? They never like to do surgery on people until they have reached and maintained their goal weight for at least 6 months or so my surgeon says...

Just a thought.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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7-2006
Start Date:
7-6-2006
Surgery Date:
5' 11"
Height:
360 lb
Start Weight:
188 lb
Current Weight:
179 lb
Goal Weight:
172 lb
Weight Loss:
9 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
47.7777777778 %
% Lost:
12-1-10
Goal Date:

Body Mass Index
50.2043245388
BMI Start:
26.2178139258
BMI Current:
24.9627058123
BMI Goal:

Weight Loss Method
Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
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I have an appt. with Dr. Kang ( Erie) on Tuesday what was he like? What advice can you give about your 1st appt. Did he say anything about BMI and what kind of $ did he qoute ( I know this sounds bad, but I am so excited but worried about the $ aspect
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Which time?
Start Date:
July 24, 2009
Surgery Date:
4' 11"
Height:
213 lb
Start Weight:
128 lb
Current Weight:
120 lb
Goal Weight:
85 lb
Weight Loss:
8 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
39.9061032864 %
% Lost:
Whenever....
Goal Date:

Body Mass Index
43.0160873312
BMI Start:
25.8500430911
BMI Current:
24.2344153979
BMI Goal:

Weight Loss Method
Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
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My insurance excluded all plastic surgery unless it's done due to grafting for burns or whatever. So, I'll probably be wearing body shapers forever. But, that's okay, I'm still healthier.

But, I do know that my surgeon won't even make a recommendation to a plastic surgeon until you have been at goal for a year. He says that the body still shifts and may regain some elasticity, depending on your age.

I'm sorry you are so frustrated.
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