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Hi! I'm Dana. I'm 29 years old and live in Niagara Falls, NY.
When I started this page in 2001 I was 351 lbs.
This made my
BMI 55.0, or
Morbidly Obese
(That sounds so horrible, doesn't it?)

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My surgery
I had Weight Loss Surgery on July 8th, 2002. I had no complications in the hospital, but developed a fever of 104.6 nine days after surgery. I was put on antibiotics and have been fine ever since.
To date I have had very little nausea (usually from eating too fast) and only have problems with pasta and eggs. I ended up with a hernia on my incision line at around 4 months out. The doctor said it's not strangulated, so it's fine.

Check out my "Photo Album" Link @ the top for the most current weight loss pictures.
I had an open
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.

On August 9th, 2007 I had a "Fleur de Lis" cut Tummy Tuck, which included an Abdominoplasty & Panniculectomy with ventral hernia repair and muscle repair all the way down. Or, as I like to put it: "I have a waist!!" lol

I have a few pictures posted here:
Tummy Tuck Pictures

During the surgery, the doctor removed 12 lbs. of skin and fat from my abdomen. I would love to go back in eventually and get some lipo and a thighplasty, but am going to try to lose more weight before I think about that.
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