??? revision from lap band to sleeve
Thanks for any help
If he still says no find another doctor.
I am a nurse and I get so frustrated when people do not tell their doctors what they want and need. People forget that they pay for the doctor's service. You need to get what you pay for. Most doctors either want to give you what you want and need or they believe you are stupid and need to be guided by them. Run from the second one. Find one that you can talk to and feel comfortable telling what you want. BUT...you need to listen to his opinions too. He does have more experience with what you are asking of him. You should never feel that control has been taken from you.
Pre-band surgery weight: 233
Lowest: 199 ( for, like, a day)
CW: 260 (yes, with the band!)
Current Fill: 5cc in 10cc band
on 6/16/12 8:40 am
Avoid kemmerling, Green Bay, WI
I;ve had my lapband for 5.5 years now. I've lost a whopping 16 lbs. I started at 232 and now sit at 216...but with being totally unfilled I am probably back up to 220. Ive had many fills and unfills. Back in 2007 my first doc couldnt understand why I would be back in 3 weeks....meaning my period would be coming and the restriction would be so great I would gurgle on water. And I did follow the rules....I was unfilled for an entire year....I could eat anything but I really did watch what I ate...but I was just happy being able to eat. I am now in the process of revision to DS. My insurance will cover the sleeve but I need to call tomorrow to check if DS is covered. If it is that will be the way I am going. I have high triglycerides and my doc wants me to get revised. She looked at me after my last unfill 2 weeks ago and she said:I think you've had enough...5 and a half years of this.....we need to look into another route for you. I dont know how long this process will be but I will look for you on here and keep you updated. Please let me know if you find anything out! Good luck to you;)
I am a little nervous, but I'm thrilled to be starting the clearance process over. I do have to have the cardiac, pulminary, life skills, nutrition and psch. clearances, but only 3 nutrition classes instead of 6. I will complete my them all on January 22nd, and hopefully be scheduled for surgery in February.