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2 Days before Lapband Surgery- HELP!

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I am scheduled to have lapband in 2 days and feeling completely panic. I have been on every diet under the sun, from phen/phen to HGC. All with the same results, I lost weight then gained back the weight and then some. Lately I have been feeling so tired, defeated and helpless. Rather than giving up I decided to look into lapband, Now just a few days away I am feeling a little selfish, guilty and worried about something going wrong during the surgery. The selfish part has a lot to do wit the expense, as I am paying for it in full (insurance wont pay) and I am worried about what I might be putting my family through. Any words of wisdom out there?

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I only had mine done June 1st, and still think it was the best thing I could do. Remeber the improvement in your health over the long haul, that will benefit you and your family. I remember sitting in preop and suddenly second guessing my decision, but my husband reminded me that I needed to do it for me and my health. You will have no regrets!

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I hope you went thru with the surgery today!! I was also a self pay!! I would do it again today with no regrets! I lost 130 lbs in 10 months! I love my life today!! Also, if you do have insurance..try to submit the bills to them anyways and see if they will reimburse you..appeal them if they deny it and continue to fight them. Break the bills down..from the hosp, surgeon, and anes..see if they will pay for any of it! My insurance company finally did pay..it took 8 months of fighting them but they did pay 80%..when I fought for 3 yrs trying to get them to approve it before I had the surgery and I even had an attorney then. Basically never give up on yourself...your health is way too important! Also, since you are self pay..don't let your family down! make them proud and show them how wonderful you are going to be on the outside!! I wish you the very best on your journey!!!

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