This is my first post :) I have an appointment with my PCP on Thursday when I will be asking for the refferal for the lap band. I am 5'3 with a BMI of 53%. extremely high... I have no co morbities which is good, I've been looking into lap band since 2009. I am young, 23 years old, and I think i'm ready for this change to my life now. I am ready and willing to move forward :)
I'm going through Kaiser. My PCP is at Kaiser Redwood City, I'll be attending classes at Kaiser South San Francisco most likely.
My question is:
how does the process work, what classes do i take, how long will it be?
I know the program is call Options. 12 weeks. But i don't know much about it past that.
Hopefully you all can help me, I really have no one support my decision and a lot of my obese coworkers are saying that i'm "selling out" so to speak, that i'm taking the easy route and that i'm stupid for wanting the lapband as much as i do. At least my dad supports me, but thats only one person.
Thanks for the replies, you're really helping me out!