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Twenty Most Recent Questions:

  1. Trigeminal Neuralgia 12 yours post op. Need help with medications (Apr 14, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  2. Does anyone know of sponsorships/grants for vertical sleeve surgery? (Mar 9, 2014) (View) (3 answers)
  3. I'm worried (Feb 28, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  4. Having trouble finding b-12 injectable with the shortage! (Feb 26, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  5. Does anyone know of insurance that covers bariatric surgery in Illinois? (Feb 9, 2014) (View) (3 answers)
  6. Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery? (Feb 8, 2014) (View) (7 answers)
  7. How do I post photos on OH? (Feb 7, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  8. lapband or gastric sleeve?? advice please (Jan 30, 2014) (View) (3 answers)
  9. how to you update my weight lose ticker (Jan 22, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  10. What is the best/most comfortable abdominal binder to get? (Jan 18, 2014) (View) (2 answers)
  11. Feeling overwhelmed, needing financial / insurance advice (Jan 17, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  12. My DS was 2006. What steps can I take to stop my weight gain? (Jan 11, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  13. 10 YRS OUT... 5 day pouch test... Can it still work for me? (Dec 29, 2013) (View) (2 answers)
  14. Does anyone know how to add a surgery type and Surgeon to their profile? (Dec 25, 2013) (View) (2 answers)
  15. I have my surgery in 2003 and have just found out that I have a fistula (Dec 14, 2013) (View) (1 answer)
  16. wondering if surgery works if you have been over weight your whole life? (Dec 8, 2013) (View) (3 answers)
  17. Did any one have the DS/DPD with Michel Gagner in NYC between 200 to 2005? (Nov 22, 2013) (View) (1 answer)
  18. Reconstructive surgery outside of the U.S (Nov 22, 2013) (View) (1 answer)
  19. How do I change my Surgeon on my profile? (Nov 3, 2013) (View) (1 answer)
  20. Have you tried Vemma? (Oct 31, 2013) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)

Thirty Most Recent Answers:

Q: Has anyone had wls and have trigeminal neuralgia?

[Apr 14, 2014]     I hat gastric bypass 12 years ago. Now I have Trigeminal Neuralgia type 2. It feels like the worst toothache you ever had! It is constant pain EVERY SINGLE DAY! I'm still trying to fine the right medications for my constant pain. Also there seems to be a problem with the absorption of the medications. Is there anyone out here that has TN or ATN Too? What meds do you take now?? Marsha     — Marsha E.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Does anyone know of sponsorships/grants for vertical sleeve surgery?

[Apr 11, 2014]     bariatric surgery source offers grants, and something they call charity care. I am still looking for the info on the one my mom is using,     — zmdh39     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Does anyone know of sponsorships/grants for vertical sleeve surgery?

[Apr 11, 2014]     Yes, there are a few organizations that offer assistance, I can't think of their names at the moment, but I will search and post what I can find that might help you out. An option that my mom found was a bariatric group, can't think of their name either, that actually donates a portion of money from every surgery they perform into a fund. Every time a donation to the fund is made by the medical group, a notification is sent out to their website members, letting them know that a new fund is available. The members then can go on the site and participate in the website game to earn a portion of the posted fund. People can play every time there is a fund posted and save their earnings to either take money off their cost of surgery, or earn a free surgery. Apparently, it is free to setup and play, and my mom seems to really enjoy playing to earn cash for her surgery...I wish I would have known about fund before paying for my surgery lol. Her surgery is set for Dec, so I am interested to see how much she will earn between now and then. Best of luck to you, and I will post what I can find on organizations or sponsors that might help.     — zmdh39     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Does anyone know how to add a surgery type and Surgeon to their profile?

[Mar 22, 2014]     Yes, I was able to post my surgeon and surgery date to my profile. Thank you! :)     — TrulyInspired     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I am just sickened right now. I work for United Healthcare in Houston, TX

[Mar 21, 2014]     You could try. It is better than nothing and you will find out where you stand so you can make other arrangements if necessary.     — [Anonymous]     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: PLEASE HELP INFO NEEDED ON DUOD SWITCH REVISION malabsorption of iron other problems

[Mar 21, 2014]     I am afraid when you chose the duodenal switch operation there was no turning back. The stomach is usually removed not put aside. I had the RNY and am having issues myself but had a friend who had the duodenal switch. Its the most evasive and as you know the resulting side effect of malnutrition. You really have to be diligent on getting your nutrition and vitamins on a daily basis . I wish I had better news. That is why most surgeons refuse to do the procedure.     — [Anonymous]     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: are there any groups around parkersburg wv, or sistersville wv area

[Mar 20, 2014]     I checked the ObesityHelp support group leader roster and we don't have any leaders in that area. You could post your question on the West Virginia message board for other members or leaders to advise you of any groups. http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/WV/a,messageboard/board_id,4851/     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: How do I change my Surgeon on my profile?

[Mar 20, 2014]     OH had a bug a few months ago. Have you been able to list your surgeon on your profile now? You can also check out the OH Help area. There are lots of links to information about the site. http://www.obesityhelp.com/content/sitehelp.html     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Reconstructive surgery outside of the U.S

[Mar 20, 2014]     If you are still searching information about reconstructive surgery after DS, post this on the DS forum and Plastic Surgery forum. Links are below: http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/ds/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/plasticsurgery/a,messageboard/board_id,4861/     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Did any one have the DS/DPD with Michel Gagner in NYC between 200 to 2005?

[Mar 20, 2014]     I suggest you post this on the DS forum. You can reach the DS message board at the URL below: http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/ds/     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Does anyone know how to add a surgery type and Surgeon to their profile?

[Mar 20, 2014]     OH had a bug a few months ago. Have you been able to list your surgeon on your profile now?     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: how to you update my weight lose ticker

[Mar 20, 2014]     If you still need assistance with your ticker, or anything within OH, you can use the Help area. It contains all sorts of information: http://www.obesityhelp.com/content/sitehelp.html     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: How do I post photos on OH?

[Mar 20, 2014]     You can check out OH's Help area. There is a tutorial on Photos: http://www.obesityhelp.com/content/sitehelp.html     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Having trouble finding b-12 injectable with the shortage!

[Mar 20, 2014]     I did a search on B-12 injectables and came up with this link below. Check out a few of those vendors to see if they are what you're looking for. https://www.google.com/search?output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=B-12+injectable&btnG=     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I'm worried

[Mar 20, 2014]     How did your appointment on 3/10 with a surgeon go?     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Does anyone know of sponsorships/grants for vertical sleeve surgery?

[Mar 20, 2014]     I don't know of any grants for WLS. You could check the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (www.WLSFA.com) for information on their site. Best of luck!     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: My DS was 2006. What steps can I take to stop my weight gain?

[Mar 20, 2014]     I suggest that you contact your surgeon that performed your DS. Go in for an appointment to see if there are any issues with your DS. You might also use the OH Health Tracker to keep track of your food. Maybe you need to tweak what you're eating as in carbs or other foods you're eating. The Health Tracker also has an area that you can keep track of exercise and types of exercises. Compare what you're doing now to what you were doing before you experienced a weight regain. Good luck!!     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Mar 15, 2014]     I was 66 when I had my surgery a few months ago. I have had no problems and am losing well...go for it!     — basilmk     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Mar 15, 2014]     I was 66 when I had my surgery a few months ago. I have had no problems and am losing well...go for it!     — basilmk     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Mar 12, 2014]     Absolutely not! I started the process at 59 but then changed my mind. I was afraid. Then about a year or so later, Dr. Lord came to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Once again I began the process, only this time I went the whole way. I had gastric bypass when I was 63 and now at 69, just had my birthday, I am still working the surgery. I started around 274 and am 5'5". Today, I am 165. I lost most of my weight the first 1-2 years after the surgery. I am not sure how much more I want to lose, but I have a feeling my body will tell me. LOL This surgery was amazing and life-changing for me. I am so thankful to Dr. Lord for his dedication to the practice of transforming the lives of so many people. And, by the way, I was so totally afraid that for some reason I would be denied, so I think this is a normal fear. P.S. I also have documented fibromyalgia by more than one physician, and this surgery has been a tremendous help with the fibro pain.     — Sharon J.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: 6 years after gastric bypass

[Feb 23, 2014]     Did anyone send you any messages of forums to visit to help get back on track? I'm looking to get back on track too.     — HrzLvsBunnies     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: lapband or gastric sleeve?? advice please

[Feb 23, 2014]     Gastric Sleeve. I saw so many people have problems with the fills and having to have their bands removed along with not losing the weight.     — HrzLvsBunnies     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Feb 23, 2014]     I would certainly think you're fine for WLS. i'm 59 and my surgeon had no problems with my age at all. He did say that based on that, though, he would recommend the sleeve over gastric bypass, which was fine with me. I also have back problems due to spinal stenosis and am really hoping that losing weight will relieve some of the back pain. I also have RA (that is controlled), which is in a similar ballpark at fibromyalgia. Wish you lots of luck! Judy     — Judy700     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Feb 21, 2014]     I'm 59 and having surgery Monday 2/24     — mikemac     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Feb 20, 2014]     I was 60 when mine was done :)     — jflack     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Does anyone know of insurance that covers bariatric surgery in Illinois?

[Feb 12, 2014]     i heard obamacare cannot refuse any medically acceptable surgery and premiums are based on your income. The blues are part of obamacare AKA the affordable care act. You should research this, it may be a great solution:)     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Does anyone know of insurance that covers bariatric surgery in Illinois?

[Feb 9, 2014]     http://www.obesityhelp.com/find/bariatric-surgeon/?location=frankfort%20il surgeons in your area     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Does anyone know of insurance that covers bariatric surgery in Illinois?

[Feb 9, 2014]     reseach surgeons in your area, then call some surgeons and ask about insurance info.... best wishes on your adventure;:) my WLS was back in july 2001.     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: What is the best/most comfortable abdominal binder to get?

[Feb 9, 2014]     i have a hernia also my doctor wont do anything bout it it came from wls here is a website for u it may helphttp://www.herniaproducts.com/hp/pc/     — Lindzie98     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Feb 9, 2014]     No its not too old! Provided you are healthy enough to survive surgery. Thats what my surgeon dr philp schauer always responded when asked this question. he was in pittsburgh but moved to cleveland in charge of the cleveland clinics center for weight loss. wls was the BEST DECESION I ever made in my entire life. 313 pre op in 2001, today about 220. i am a long term WLS patient. ;0     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)