Okay......so, I got the news that I was half expecting yesterday. My insurance will not approve my sleeve revision since there is TECHNICALLY nothing wrong with my band. I would like for the insurance company to define, technical. ha ha I get it, I truly do get it, but I am still a bit disappointed.
I don't wish myself ANOTHER slip or anything like erosion just to revise to a different WLS, I just wish my band wasn't psycho at times.
The nurse is the one I spoke with and she was trying to give me suggestions on what to do when my band suddenly tightens up and doesn't allow me to eat my planned meal. Instead of turning to chips and other unhealthy sliders, just drink a protein shake. *sigh*
It's not like I don't KNOW that, but really?? The rest of my life like this? I am really trying hard to NOT make excuses for myself. I know and fully admit that I go off of the rails when my band doesn't cooperate. So, 30-40% of the time of being on the wrong track = no weightloss for me, I suppose.
I don't plan on appealing this, I will just let this sink in and double up my efforts. I can't halfway be thinking that I have another alternative. I don't. I WILL MAKE THIS BAND/TOOL WORK FOR ME, AND I WILL WORK WITH MY TOOL.
Good news is, I have lost a few more pounds because I am now.................drum roll please............................ JOGGING!!!
It's still a shock to me that I can do it. I jog VERY slow, only about 3.7 mph (I walk faster than that), but I AM jogging and doing 30 minutes or a little more without stopping, which equalled about 2 miles yesterday. For now, I am only doing this on the treadmill. I realize it's harder to do it without the treadmill, so, I am not expecting myself to run any 3ks anytime soon, but that is my goal!!
I got down to 191 on Friday.....right now I am back up to 194. I think it's a combo of water retention, and a bit of bad eating. I haven't been TOO bad though!
Soooooooooooooooooo....life goes on. Happily, actually. I am battling the 194 number on the scale now instead of the 199 number. Slow and steady wins the race.