"Normal" at last

pineview01
on 6/16/14 11:03 am - Davison, MI

I was able to almost reach my third goal at 9 months and have been with in 5-10 pounds for the last eight months.  Today I was able to reach a "normal" bmi.  I don't feel any different than I did with the other five but, it is nice to see the number.

Pondering, when meeting the criteria for my revision I had to be bmi 35 with two co-morbs.  I was a few pounds shy so had to weigh a few more before approved. That said, the PCP weighed me with shoes the surgery center without.  One measured height with shoes one without  This number is so arbitrary it just seems silly that bmi of 34 was a no go but 35 was a go.  Looking at charts some state with shoes with 1 inch heals others don't but the numbers are the same  I found where I feel good, 125 pounds gone and have no medical issues weight related.  Life is good with this sleeve!

 

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

Karen D.
on 6/16/14 11:50 am - NY
Revision on 11/24/15

Congratulations!  May I ask, how much you lost with the sleeve?

Thanks!

 

pineview01
on 6/16/14 12:02 pm - Davison, MI

I am down 50/60 pounds more with the sleeve and ~80 from day of surgery.  I was told I would lose slower and may not lose any more with the sleeve than the band as a revision and "light weight".  They were wrong.

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

Hislady
on 6/16/14 12:22 pm, edited 6/16/14 12:23 pm - Vancouver, WA

Congrats Piney, way to go! Very proud of your hard work!!

pineview01
on 6/16/14 12:38 pm - Davison, MI

Thank You Hislady.  You have been a big help in getting me thru this.

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

(deactivated member)
on 6/16/14 12:28 pm
VSG on 03/26/14

rock on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pineview01
on 6/16/14 2:46 pm - Davison, MI

Thank you for the kind words!

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

Kelly Jean
on 6/16/14 1:05 pm
VSG on 04/08/14

Wow that's incredible. ..Congratulations on being normal... I can't wait for the day I can say I'm normal....!!! :-)

♡ Kelly

  

pineview01
on 6/16/14 3:23 pm - Davison, MI

It will be here before you know it!

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

TexasTerritory
on 6/16/14 8:02 pm
VSG on 07/22/13
First ~~ congrats!

I find your comment about height measurements with or without shoes interesting. Because of a car accident and a snow skiing accident, I have a leg that is 1/2 inch shorter than the other. So when I was measured for my pre-op BMI, I 'stood' on my shorter leg. No one was the wiser.

Take care.

  

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