I will be joinging your ranks soon

pineview01
on 12/26/12 4:07 pm, edited 12/26/12 4:16 pm - Davison, MI

Even though my insurance implemented a once in a lifetime WLS surgery policy, with the great advise and help for all here at OH, I now have a surgery date.

I was told by the insurance co while trying to revise from a band to a sleeve that they were changing the policy.  I would not be allowed to revise to another surgery.  Do to 2.5 years of medical issues they would cover the band removal only.  I was devastated!  With encouragement from all here I fought and was approved due to medical reasons to have a VSG.

On January 22 I will be joining all of you here!

Sorry about the spelling in the subject. Guess I shouldn't post at 3 am while tired.

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

Sleeveless
on 12/26/12 5:28 pm - CA
VSG on 11/26/12

Congrats and we look forward to your joining us!

    

        
ALIFETOLIVE
on 12/26/12 7:05 pm
VSG on 12/12/12

Great. Sometimes all it takes is a little persistence. I'll be looking for you on the loser's bench in Jan.

    

                    
bob-h
on 12/26/12 7:49 pm - Bad Axe, MI
VSG on 10/09/12

Hey good for you Pineview.      Was wondering how things were going for you.   

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pineview01
on 12/27/12 12:40 am - Davison, MI

Thanks Bob!  It went slow but at least it went.  I still won't believe I made it until the insurance pays the bill.

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

(deactivated member)
on 12/26/12 10:25 pm
VSG on 11/13/12
Yeah I am so excited for you!!! What doctor is performing the surgery?
pineview01
on 12/27/12 12:48 am, edited 12/27/12 8:21 am - Davison, MI

As the other two have left, Dr Farhan is the only one left.  The funny thing is they used to hay one seminar a month with each surgeon doing every third one.  Now they are having a seminar every WEEK with Dr Farhan doing them all!  It really is like getting the original Surgeon consult for free.  He is also a big NON-fan of the Band.  Hopefully he talks all out of the band and to the sleeve or other.

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

sleevegirl
on 12/26/12 10:27 pm - Austin, TX

WooHoo! Congrats... I've kind of watched your fight from afar... good job!

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pineview01
on 12/27/12 12:49 am - Davison, MI

Thanks for all your advise and help here sleevegirl!

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

MARIA F.
on 12/27/12 3:05 am - Athens, GA

 

Congrats!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you! :-)

 

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