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My name is Lauren and I am 29 years old. I'm from NJ and I am scheduled for RNY on Monday, November 26, 2007! I am very glad to find this website and get some of my many questions answered! My surgeon is Dr. Jean-Baptiste out of Muhlenberg Medical Center in Plainfield, NJ.
I have been struggling with my weight for most of my 20's and this summer I decided to get WLS. At my thinnest I was about 165 lbs. I am 5'11" and was very happy with that weight. But over the past 7 years I have ballooned up to 300 lbs!! And no, the height DOES NOT hide it well! I became very depressed because of my weight and have missed out on many things because I was too embarrassed to do anything. I tried all the diets out there...and did the gym thing forever. I just could not stick to anything and finally have had enough! My therapist had suggested that I have WLS for the last 2 years and I always brushed it off as something that I would not do. I thought it was for quitters and that I could do it on my own. Well...about 100 pounds later....I realize that in order to get back to good health mentally and physically I need to do this!!!
So here I am....feeling so excited....knowing that I am not a quitter at all. I am a mover and a shaker.... :) and I'm going to do something about it and start living my life again!!