Oct 07, 2019
It has been sometime since I posted on this website. I had gastric bypass ruin Y in January 2017. I have lost 130 pounds and have maintained the weight loss for the last two years. I look and feel great! The gastric bypass bypass was life-changing for me.
This question is for Canadians coveted by OHIP.
I have had a consult with a plastic surgeon. He put in all the paperwork for the panniculectomy. Ultimately, I’m going to have a complete abdominal plasty. Pay the difference. The problem is OHIP has denied the authorization to cover cost. My panni hangs half over my mons pubis (mons Venus). I hate how it sits in my lap while on the toilet. I have had rash/excoriation & odour. I have purchased just about every over the counter sprays and powders to keep the area clean. Without too much success. I wear compression panties to hold it in but that is ultimately causing irritable bowel from the intestinal compression. I have gone back to see the surgeon. The biggest problem for me is that the Panis doesn’t hang well below the pubis symphysis. We have appealed the decision. I submitted a well written letter to the appeal board. My question is has every anyone ever been denied a panniculectomy and then ultimately the appeal reversed the decision?
I am feeling frustrated!
Possible Post-Op Complications
Nov 26, 2016
Every surgery has it's risks...
I am worried about the possibility of post-op complications.
Has anyone experienced any?
ie. gastric leaks, infection, bowel obstruction, vomiting, prolonged hospital stay
It has been the only thing that has held me back for years.
I am now jumping in with both feet and believing this is what is best for me.
I am trying to be positive and I hope everything will be okay.
I am a widow and always worry about my sons and how this surgery will affect their lives.
Thanks for sharing all your experiencing on this forum.
I appreciate your insight and support...
Thank you & Mahalo
Nov 20, 2016
I am 52 years old and I am a widow with 3 sons.
I began this journey almost one year ago. I have spent a life time looking after my family and everyone else. Now it is time to take care of myself. I am not feeling the greatest and I am tired of lugging around all this excess weight. I have chronic pain issues and I am hoping this journey will help me reach my goal to better health and happiness. I am being followed at the weight management clinic at the Ottawa Hospital and awaiting surgery for the Roux En Y Gastric Bypass.
Consultation Weight Management Clinic -Ottawa Hospital. December 10th/15. Information session April 25/16. Consultation Weight Management Clinic, Nurse Practitioner June 9th/16. Pre-surgical Class #1 August 8th,16. Behaviourist/Nutritionist Sept.29/16. Pre-surgical Class #2 October 13/16. Signed surgical consent October 19-16. Roux En Y Gastric Bypass date January 4th, 2017.