TabithaHerman

1 month post-op revision

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Jan. 3, 2014 Weight regain at consultation 262.8 Pre-op diet -15.6 lbs. lost. Surgery 247.2 1 month post-op -20.7 lbs. lost. Total of 36.3 lbs. lost. I was on clear liquid 1wk post-op & 3wk post-op full liquid. So far I'm happy with this revision "Overstitch" it has help me get back on track. I'm listening to my Diet Specialist I'm basically on more protein & low carb diet. When she change my blood pressure medicine the weight been dropping since. Today was first day of soft food I had low carb protein shake, 1 scramble egg & catfish fillet I was only able to eat half but will probably eat other half later. I had no problem with food going down & felt full. I also have to drink plenty of water but wait hour after I eaten. I really like tracking my food intake on myfitnesspal.com

 

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That's a great start Tabitha - congratulations!

 

I like weighing/measuring and tracking my foods (and liquids containing calories) even now at close to 6 1/2 years out.  It keeps me focused on following a sensible eating plan and it's good to know where my nutrition is coming from in terms of protein, fats and carbs.

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Cinwa, I love the Thomas Edison quote you have. Very inspiring!

Do you happen to know anyone who had a revision from lap-band to VSG? That's what I'm considering and I'd love to hear from anyone who has had the procedure. Thanks!

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Pamela - check out our WLS Revisions Forum.

 

On that page, you'll find a Search bar on the upper right - search both "lapband" and "lap band".

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Thanks, Cinwa! Really appreciate it!

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I am thinking of revision. So do you know if health plans cover it?

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Some do cover it, you have to check with your Dr. & not all Dr. know how to do it yet.

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Yes, and your doctor's office may know the right way to approach the insurance company.  I would speak to them first.  (I'm about to do the same thing.)

 

I saw my doctor yesterday and actually said:  "I think I'm going to need the sleeve."   That may not sound like such a big deal, but I finally realized I couldn't lose it on my own.  (I still have the band in, but that's just complicating me life, not helping me lose weight.)   So, I'm kind of psyched, definitely scared, etc., but I found that I was so much happier the rest of the day.  So, that's tremendous sign.  I started thinking about all the new things I could do in my life, and how I'd go to more events, and be able to do every day things more easily.  So, I am kind of psyched!

 

Best to all,

 

Pamela180

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Hi , I have medicare and medicade and the center I go to booked my conversion surgery from band to sleeve for May 5,2014 they said it is medically necessary and that they have all they need to submit to insurance,I was so worried about that as well, I had to do the whole program again and then on my last apt with the surgen they gave me a surgery date,Im so thrilled and scared at the same time !!

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