Sep 26, 2011I (like most people on here) have tried so many diets and lost weight just to regain all of it and then some. I am now 33 years old and I am scared of developing heart desease, diabetis or other illnesses. I always considered myself to be relatively fit for my weight but lately i can feel my feet hurting and I am more and more tired. I also know that I can't lose the weight by myself. I need help.
I first thought about getting a lap band. I actually went to one of the seminars here in town. It was a hard sell seminar and they tried to push me to do self pay and schedule me for surgery just a few weeks after the seminar. Luckily my health insurance did not cover WLS. I came home and did some more research on the lap band and to find out if my husbands insurance would cover WLS since he was about to start a new job. His insurance does cover WLS and I found this website. I did alot of reading and then did my own research as well. I don't even know what I was thinking when considering Lap Band surgery. After research I know that the DS is the right surgery for me.
I have talked to the insurance company and have attended a seminar of one of the excellence centers that the insurance is willing to cover the surgery at. I am going to have my psych evaluation, nutritionist appointment and my first appointment with my surgeon this Wednesday. I am so excited but i still have a lot of questions. But I am glad to get the porcess started since I know that I will have to go through 3-4 months of pre-op dieting.
I will try and keep this updated since I enjoy reading others Blog's which I was able to learn alot from and I want to pass my experiences on.