- HEALTH TRACKER
What's so important here is that you've recognized that you are NOT being treated like you should. This is life altering and these people will be with you for the duration... of course you'll want them to treat you well and respect you without being judgemental!!!
I'm hoping to get some "local" people together to form a group. I fell off the wagon and stopped going to support groups all together. Monday I saw my nutritionist for the first time in 8months and we went over the importance of support and after care. There isn't a "local" group that I know of but I've been trying to get some people together to form one so we can "support" each other.
I heard nothing but GOOD about VSG - I wanted it but couldn't afford self-pay and my insurance didn't cover it :-( I have no regrets with my RNY - life is SOOOO different!!!
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I had my LapBand at Brigham back in 2007 - it slipped in 2008 and was removed that night. Dr. Robinson was Fantastic thru every phase... until it came time to discuss a revision - he referred me to his colleague Dr. Lautz. As I left his office that day I got a call from Lautz's office to schedule my appointment. It was July 2010, the woman said he was booking out to February 2011. It didn't matter that I was already a patient within their group... Needless to say I was quite disappointed because Lautz has a flawless reputation. Their group of medical professionals is great too... it's just a timing thing - maybe it'll be better now?? I don't know but I do know that Dr. Lautz is in VERY high demand so if you can get in with him you're lucky!!!
When I got home I did some research and decided to switch facilities and work with Tufts. The surgeons in that group have become well versed in revision surgeries seeing so many failed Lap-Bands they don't even promote them. I also found the program at Tufts to be quite different than Brigham. Tufts puts a lot of emphasis on follow-up care.
So my referall is -- Tufts! Check them out!!!
Super easy access if you use the MBTA, the Orange line is literally across the street
I use the fitbit food tracker... not as great as myfitness pal but it still helps.
Unfortunately I left my FitBit clipped to my bra and put it thru the laundry! LOL! woops! It works but I'm going to make use of my warranty and bring it back to BestBuy for a new one - some of the little copper connectors came off.