Linda_S posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago
January 2014 No pre-existing conditions? - Is there anyone who has completed buying insurance for next year who knows if complications from bariatric surgery will now be covered under the no pre-existing conditions claus...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago
Anyone have a Fitbit? - I decided that I need to get moving more.  As they say, you need to move it or lose it.  So, I bought a Fitbit Flex.  I started wearing it on October 17th.  Yesterday (two weeks...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago
Injectable B12 (cyanocobalamin) shortage? - Is anyone else having difficulties getting injectable B12?  My doctor ordered it for me over a month ago and the pharmacy still does not have it.  They are telling me it is a ma...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Six years ago today - July 24th - I had my gastric bypass surgery six years ago today!  I was a 'light weight' and lost 85 pounds, but regained 20.  I've developed severe hypoglycemia and my diet is severely res...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Six years ago today - July 24 - I had my gastric bypass surgery.  I lost 85 pounds, gained back 20, and I have severe hypoglycemia, but I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.  Nothing like not having your body ge...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
Mickey Mantle - how are you doing? - I know your surgery was on Monday and am hoping everything went well.  Let us know when you're home and how it all went.

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
Revision denied, but . . . - My surgeon is not giving up as yet.  He is preparing to talk with their medical review board as he is positive this is a medically necessary thing for me.  I'm prepared, however...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
RNY to VSG denied by insurance - But the call from my surgeon's office said to hang in there because my surgeon is already arranging a conference call with the medical review board, since he does consider this ...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
Incision separation years out? - This is beginning to worry me terribly, although last time I talked to my doc, he didn't seem all that concerned.  I had my RNY laparoscopically, but two years later, I had to h...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago
Waiting for insurance approval - again - My surgeon (now Dr. Deveney) is submitting a request for surgery to revise my RNY to a sleeve as a medical necessity.  My hypoglycemia has really gotten out of hand.  Now that I...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago
Looks like a revision for me - I met with Dr. Deveney at OHSU today about my severe hypoglycemia and dumping.  We're submitting a revision to my insurance as medically necessary (because it is) and will see w...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago
Looks like revision for me! - I saw Dr. Deveney at OHSU today.  We talked quite a bit about my current endocrine, malabsorption, and hypglycemia problems and he stepped out for a bit to consult with my endoc...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Decent news! Kinda - I got an email from the NP at my surgeon's office this afternoon saying they are fairly certain they can revise me to a sleeve gastrectomy and get my insurance to pay due to med...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Path to revision - Well, it's gonna be a long and winding road for sure.  I saw my internist -- great guy, totally understands where I'm coming from with the RA and agrees that my situation result...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Wish me luck - I've done tons of reading, tried lots of meds, tried lots of exercise, and this Thursday, I'm meeting with my internist to ask that he stand behind me in an effort to have a RNY...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago
We are NOT normal - I'm sorry, but it's true.  When we decided to investigate Weight Loss Surgery, what did we want?  To be NORMAL.  How did we want to look?  Normal.  Well, the sad truth is, we ar...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago
Any hypoglycemics using Octreotide? - Ugh.  As you know I ended up with the severe end of dumping syndrome.  Reactive and fasting hypoglycemia.  I avoid carbohydrates (except for veggies and a few fruits) like the p...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago
What is the name of the RNY to DS surgeon? - I know I've seen the name of the guy in California who is the expert at revising RNY to DS quite often, but I can't seen to find his name right now.  I saw my doc yesterday and ...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Wow - did I get deleted? - I swear I posted about asking for a revision on this forum yesterday.  I got several replies.  I didn't post on the revision board, because I really don't know anyone there.  An...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Made an appointment to discuss revision today - I'm going back to see my surgeon to discuss having a revision from RNY to a sleeve or DS.  Reason?  Yes, I've gained some weight back, but not all that much.  The main problem i...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
I just want my duodenum back! - I had an RNY five years and a few months ago.  I never lost all the weight I wanted to, but I have maintained a loss of about 75-80 pounds ever since, so I am considered a success....

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Who was that tiny lady? -  I was at the Emerald Valley Quilters Guild Quilt Show yesterday, when a very pretty, tiny lady came up to me and asked if she knew me.  It was Nan Frost!  Weight loss surgery has ...

Linda_S posted a comment 4 years, 12 months ago
9/29/12 - I ran into this tiny, fit looking woman at a quilt show in...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 4 years, 12 months ago
Anybody home? - This used to be a very active board.  I know there are a lot of OH Oregonians who have had surgery and I'm wondering how you all are doing?  Come on back in and let us know how lif...

Linda_S posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Five Years Ago Today - I remember wanting to bolt off that table as they wheeled me into surgery, but I'm really glad I didn't.  I've had a few difficulties along the way.  I didn't lose all I wanted to,...
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07/24/2007
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Nov 11, 2006
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