msangie76 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Sleeve vs Gastric Bypass - Hey guys! I have a HUGE decision to make. I am having trouble deciding if I should have the sleeve or gastric bypass. My doctor told me the decision is up to me but he prefers t...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Sleeve vs Gastric Bypass - Hey guys! I have a HUGE decision to make. I am having trouble deciding if I should have the sleeve or gastric bypass.  My doctor told me the decision is up to me but he prefers ...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
Help me decide? - I am struggling to decide if I should have the gastric bypass.  I had a surgery date a little over a year ago but I chickened out.  I told myself I would do it on my own without su...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 2 months ago
DENIED AGAIN - I got a call today from my dr's office saying that Tricare denied my surgery again :(  I am so sad. They will pay for the band or gastric bypass but those are surgeries that I don'...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 3 months ago
Insurance won't pay!!! - My doctor's office called yesterday to give me the news..... my insurance won't pay for the sleeve.  They say that it is still too new of a procedure.  That makes me mad because th...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 4 months ago
GOOD, BAD, UGLY - Yesterday I went to see my surgeon and I explained there was no way I could go through the gastric bypass! Since I had the lap band and had complications, we decided the sleeve wou...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 4 months ago
Dr Scott Pennington, Bham - Has anyone used Dr Scott Pennington in Birmingham, al?  I am considering have wls and he was the dr I was reffered to.  I have been approved to have the GBS but I think I really wa...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 8 months ago
Terrified - I had the lap band and went though hell.  I was 50 lbs lighter than I am today but I couldn't eat without vomiting.  I looked Great on the outside and It is a wonderful feeling to ...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Insurance Questions - I have TRI-CARE, and I am wondering if they pay for the sleeve?  I have read that they wouldn't but I am hoping that maybe that has changed in the recent months!

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
How long have you had the sleeve??? - I would like to know how long you have had your sleeve and have you experienced any complications.... whether post op or years out. 

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 10 months ago
Scared to Have Surgery.... again!! - I had the lap band and had a terrible experience.  I vomited everyday and had trouble with certain foods going through, and when I was under alot of stress in my life my band slipp...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 10 months ago
Sleeve vs. Lap Band - I had the Lap Band but it was removed due to complications.  I was wanting to know if anyone had the Lap Band prior to getting the sleeve.  I would like to know how you are doing w...

msangie76 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 10 months ago
NEED INFO ON SLEEVE - IN 2008 I HAD THE LAP BAND, ON 7/8/2010 I HAD TO HAVE MY BAND REMOVED BECAUSE IT SLIPPED.  SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN TO ANOTHER SURGEON AND HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS. ...
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