Just Getting Started

on 2/20/18 7:59 am

Hello all,

I'm new to this forum. Here's a little bit about my story...

12/1/2008 - I have Lapband Surgery and lost approximately 92 pounds going from 251 to 159. I hit my lowest weight in 2012 but lost about 70 the first year. The band was amazing.

In 2012, I had an amazing little boy. During my pregnancy, I had my band loosened and gained about 60. Since then, I haven't been able to get back to the right setting and have been bouncing around like a ping pong ball trying to lose weight. I've been filling - unfilling - filling - unfilling and using weightloss medications. Nothing has really helped.

So now my journey to Revision Surgery has begun. I'm sitting at about 225 now!!! I've been reading posts on the Revision Board as I have a decision to make as to which surgery to revise to. My current surgeon only does the Sleeve so I will need to find someone else for RNY, however, based on what I've been reading, that seems to be the best route.

I just talked to my insurance company yesterday and found out that I qualify. Previously, I thought I didn't so I wish I would have taken things into my own hands a LONG time ago and called them before instead of relying on other people's information. I guess that's my own problem...so now I need to move forward and get the show on the road.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks Everyone!!


on 2/24/18 4:31 pm - New York, NY

Hi Kelly,

congratulations on moving forward with getting a revision. Im in the process of going from the rny to the DS.

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