On June 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM Pacific Time, Guernica Wegeners Granulomatosis wrote:
Dev, I'm so fortunate I was able to have ANY surgery and although the band didn't work the way it was advertised it did help quite a bit the first year. I became ill and on high prednisone again and that's no fault of the band. After I tapered pred I never had my band working like I did prior to it. No ones fault really. So I'm praying my doc says the sleeve is allowed and that medicare will help.
" the band didn't work the way it was advertised"
That is such an important statement! That is why I think it's cirtical that they start advertising the band ACCURATELY! Some are content to have it work as it actually does, and for them that is great. For the rest of us..........NO! But I feel like each and every one of us deserved to be told the TRUTH about how the band performs..........or dosn't perform prior to getting it. It should not be get the band and then.............SURPRISE! You know they way we told you it would work? Well that was just FICTION! Lol.
But back to you. There are so many that were waiting on VSG being approved with Medicare. So glad that you might be able to take advantage of that! Good luck!!!