LAP BAND and mental illness
on 7/22/11 5:23 am - Kettleby, Canada
on 7/22/11 5:36 am
As part of pre-op for the band, you will probably have a psyc. eval. Be honest, I was and it didn't stop me from being banded. I hope this helps a little, keep us posted on how your doing.
on 7/22/11 12:19 pm
They have a mental health forum on this website, you may want to check there:)
Good luck in your research :)
The fact that you and your mother are concerned about this is a good sign in itself - with that concern in mind, you can educate yourselves and talk with your psychiatrist and/or counselor and your bariatric surgeon about how to manage your medication and what other steps you can take to prevent future behavioral problems.
Jean McMillan c.2009-2013 - Always a bandster at heart
author of Bandwagon (TM), Strategies for Success with the Adjustable Gastric Band & Bandwagon Cookery. Bandwagon for Kindle now available on Amazon. Read my blog at: jean-onthebandwagon.blogspot.com
on 7/23/11 1:00 pm, edited 7/23/11 1:03 pm
I am obese and all my health issues are created and might be aleviated by significant weight reduction. I am new to medicare and looking for support basically. I am going to approach topic of weightloss & surgery with my primary. I noticed how expensive the diets are. I also know insurance make you jump through those hoops in order to get anything covered. Like sleep apnea testing was denied. I had a prior procedure in 2009 for sleep deprivation and I still have same issues with it/back injuries/heel injuries/arthritis/pre-hyper tension etc.
I am 44 yr old woman who will soon be housebound and wont be able to walk.Things are spiraling out of control. My doctors are all up in arms because I have Fibromyalgia and they dont take my issues seriously( It seems to me). Ive just recently gained an additonal 50 lbs since last year when I hurt back(pinched nerve). When will doctors RECOMMEND a surgery to reduce my weight? It seems I am feeling overwhelmed by lack of income & being diagnosed "diabled" this past year.
Any ideas as how to just start the ball rolling? Those medically supervised diets are 300.00 plus a month and Im on SSI/SSDI. I am single mom now w/two daughters and no energy or ability to do things since last year. Ugg. Im looking for a good/safe procedure . What is your experience? How are you drawn to this site? I am interested to know.