Topic: RE: I think I need revision, I dont know where to begin. ANY advice...PLEASE!
Ok so I had lapband in March of 2009. I did well the first year losing 70lbs in just over 12 months. My second year was mostly maintenence with a few lbs gained, however it started going downhill toward the end of the second year. I started have terrible burning when eating, my iron levels went wacky, and so I was completely unfilled and sent for an endoscopy. Since they took 2+ months to get around to doing the endoscopy there was never any official proof of an ulcer, but it was assumed that there was one based on the symptoms. After 3 months I finally started getting fills again but as you know that is a slow process so 4+ months later I was gaining fairly quickly. Then I finally started getting some restriction recently only to start up all of the old issues. Burning while eating, and now I am also getting heartburn, getting stuck, and having back pain (not sure if it relates or not). I am not losing any weight even though I hardly eat much in a sitting, but that is also because I am so hungry all of the time so I am eating more often. I would think I am too tight but I am so hungry.
I dont know what to do. If this is dilation, I think we can safely say an unfill is not going to solve it considering I was unfilled completely for over 3 months early this year and as soon as I got back to restriction the symptoms returned (plus some). So if this is dilation does insurance cover revision or is it deemed my fault? I am with Blueshield of California but I have no idea how to check what is covered in terms of revision, does anyone know how I can look into my insurance coverage or anything else helpful. This is so hard and just awful right now. I really do not know where to begin. My doctor has ordered a repeat upper gi to be done in November since the one I had done 2 months ago showed "borderline dilation" so he wants to have it verified. I am at a loss.