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I'm Brittany and I am 29 years old. I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery on January 28th, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. My surgeon was Dr Thomas Umbach. I love to laugh and just enjoy life. I have been married to my amazing husband, Matt since September 22, 2006.
Las Vegas, Nevada
My 4 dogs, Nina, Teenie, Xena & Mikey. I am a bookworm and I love getting crafty.
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Dr Thomas Umbach
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5 Weeks Post Op

by bdownie on 03-06-2014 at 06:56 AM
I had my surgery on 1/28/2014. So far I have lost 28lbs. There have been some ups and downs. I am starting to see a difference in my body and that makes me very happy. The biggest problem right now is that a lot of people don't really understand how much life changes after getting the sleeve. Everyone tries to give me advice on what they think I should be doing or how many calories I should be eating based on what a "normal" stomach can handle. It is frustrating to have to explain everything

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Getting surgery soon!

by bdownie on 01-22-2014 at 11:55 PM
I finally finished my 4 months of "medically supervised weight loss" appointments. My surgery date is 1/28. I am very nervous but excited. I have been hoping to get WLS for 7 years now. I can't believe it is actually happening!

Hoping to get surgery

by bdownie on 08-31-2013 at 08:39 PM
Hi everyone! I'm Brittany. I am 28 years old and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have been considering bariatric surgery for 6 years now but none of my previous insurances would cover it. I recently found out my new insurance may cover it so I went to a seminar with a surgeon today and scheduled a consultation. I am very nervous but excited! I am most worried about the hoops you have to jump through to get the insurance company to cover it. I am so glad that my surgeon's office is willing to do most

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