breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago

I'm 7 weeks post op. I have lost 38 lbs or so. I had a very lengthy liquid diet - including pre and post op it was almost 6 weeks.

So basically since I started food about 3 weeks ago I have lost a very minimal amount of weight....in the last tw


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago

I don't have diabetes. I was sleeved on 4/4 and have lost 34 lbs (HW was 277).

The last few days I've woken up shaky. I decided to test my blood sugars - this morn it was 58 - anything below 70 is considered hypoglycemic. Got up, drank a bi


breezy25 wrote Non-Diabetic low blood sugar, help! 4 years, 4 months ago

I don't have diabetes. I was sleeved on 4/4 and have lost 34 lbs (HW was 277).

The last few days I've woken up shaky. I decided to test my blood sugars - this morn it was 58 - anything belo...


breezy25 wrote Non-Diabetic low blood sugar - help! 4 years, 4 months ago

Firstly, I did mention this to my surgeon who seemed to brush me off a bit. But at my appt last week I didn't have any blood sugar readings for him, only told him I wake up feeling shaky and weak.<...


breezy25 posted a comment 4 years, 5 months ago
Oh that sounds horrible! My surgeon said its not normal for VSG...

breezy25 wrote Left back pain 6 days post op 4 years, 5 months ago

I'm having really bad back pain on the lower left and it kind of extends up to the bottom of my ribcage (still on the back).

I have read this can be normal, but damn does it hurt. Did anyone...


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 6 months ago

Now, I will say I suffer from anxiety and just came off my meds a couple weeks ago because they made me gain weight. I've tried several other meds and nothing seems to be a good fit, so...I'm sort of on my own here at the moment.

Yesterday I go


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 6 months ago

I have my first surgical consult today - I'm self paying so I don't have to jump through all the ins hoops.

But...I'm kind of drawing a blank here as to what to ask the Dr when I meet him this afternoon. I'm going to ask him if he's had a patie


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

I haven't had surgery yet - I'm self paying and have my surgical consult March 2 so I don't know the answer to this.

I keep hearing people say "stick to the plan and the weight will fall off."  But what is the plan? Lol.


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

Well the surgery center came back to me and said my ins would deny me because they require a BMI of 40+ for five consecutive years OR a BMI of 35-39 with at least one comorbidity for five consecutive years. 

 

I have neither. I've strug


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago

I found out some things about my insurance coverage and it doesn't seem so great. I'm almost wondering if self pay is a better way to go.

who has done it? How much does it cost? The bariatric surgeons office said their self pay is: $18,000 for


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago

So I got my insurance requirements today.

BMI 40 or greater OR BMI 35-39 with certain comorbidities (18 years of age)
1. Medical records for past 5 years
2. Diet requirement- failure of medical dietary therapies of a 7 conse


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago

So I got my insurance requirements today.

BMI 40 or greater OR BMI 35-39 with certain comorbidities (18 years of age)
1. Medical records for past 5 years
2. Diet requirement- failure of medical dietary therapies of a 7 consecuti


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago

So our new insurance doesn't take affect until December 1, but today I called and asked what the approval process was for VSG. She told me they cover bariatric surgery, but not VSG because it's "experimental".

I am really upset! I've been resea


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago

ok so I just found out DH's new job offers insurance that does cover the sleeve. It doesn't kick in until December 1 so I'm unable to call and ask questions yet.

  1. I don't really have any health issues that I'm aware of at this point - may

breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago

I don't really know the best place to begin. I assume I'll want to have the surgery at Vanderbilt because it's the biggest and best known hospital around. I am getting just slightly ahead of myself since our new insurance doesn't kick in until Dec but


breezy25 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago

Hello, I'm new here. I've been researching VSG for about 6 mos or so. I made the first step to call and go for an informational visit to a surgeon and then found out my ins didn't cover it, so I had to "give up that dream".

Now, my husband has

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