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[WLS] SURGERY DATE: 9/24/07 -- BEFORE STATS AND PICTURES [Sep. 23rd, 2007|11:15 am]
And then you're someone you are not . . .

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My surgery will commence on 9/24/07; here are my stats:


SURGEON: Dr. Michael Snyder, M.D. - Denver Bariatrics

HOSPITAL: Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado

PROCEDURE: Roux en Y gastric bypass

PAYMENT: Self Pay

COST: $22,750.00

AGE: 38
HEIGHT: 5'4"
WEIGHT: 310
BMI: 53.2
PANTS: 26/28P
SHIRTS/TOPS: 28/3-4X
BRA: 44DD*
SHOES: 9-9.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

WAIST: 49.5"
BUST: 50.5"
BRA BAND: 44"
HIPS: 57"
STOMACH: 60"
WRISTS: 7"
NECK: 16.5"
R/CALF: 22"
L/CALF: 22.5"
R/ANKLE: 14"
L/ANKLE: 14.5"
R/FOOT: 9"
L/FOOT: 9.5"
R/ELBOW: 16"
L/ELBOW: 16"
R/UPPER ARM: 19"
L/UPPER ARM: 19"

* I suspect my bras are the wrong cup size -- if I were to guess, I'd say I'm probably a 44EE/44F, but with my surgery so imminent, I'm not going to go out and get a proper fitting and buy new, expensive bras. I will wait to do that in the late spring, and in the meantime will muddle by with cotton/spandex front-closure, no wire bras. Alas, my formidible cleavage doth protest. *sigh*

BEFORE PICS:



Julie: May 2007



Julie: May 2007 - Front/Center in black - Yes, I am drinking a Hurricane -- gimme a break, though! I'm on vacation in New Orleans . . .



Jules: May 2007 - at Cafe du Monde - New Orleans, LA

SKINNY PIC (CIRCA 1987):

AGE: 18
HAIR: NATURALLY BLONDE!
ANKLES: TRIM AND CUTE!



CO-MORBIDITIES:

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE -- Medication: Lisinopril 20 mg
LYMPHEDEMA/PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE -- Medication: Lasix 20 mg 2x daily
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA -- CPAP SETTING: 11
OSTEOARTHRITIS - KNEES; RIGHT HIP; RIGHT FOOT -- Medications: Oxycodone and Tylenol #3 w/ Codeine as needed for pain; Naproxin & Ibuprophen
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) -- Medications: Prilosec 2x daily; TUMS 4-8 tablets daily
CHOLESTEROL LEVEL: 222, up from 186 in JAN 2007
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: compulsivelyme
2007-09-23 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hi Julie, I'm excited and a bit scared for you, but I admire your devotion towards this. I wish you a quick, complication-free surgery and a fast and easy recovery. As soon as you're well enough, come back and let us know how you're doing.

And I think it's silly to drink anything but a hurricane while you're partying in New Orleans!

Take care of yourself.
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[User Picture]From: madam_rouxeny
2007-09-23 05:59 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! ♥ I appreciate your kind words, and I hope surgery goes well and is uncomplicated, too.

That's what I thought! It was a BIG Hurricane, too, so one was enough.

I will, thanks.
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[User Picture]From: quidditchgrrl
2007-09-23 10:15 pm (UTC)
I will be thinking of you *lots* tomorrow. I hope everything happens smoothly (especially the IV, since it's probably the last thing you'll remember before recovery, LOL)!

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: sofisticat
2007-09-23 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm totally excited for you and certain that you'll reach your goal. And you'll be in my prayers. Everything will be fine.
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