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Big Fat Failure!

jennifer1

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Sooooo i just looked at my blog and see it's been like 5 years since I posted!!!!! WOOOOOOWWWW!!! So if i wrote everything that has happened in those 5 years this would be like 8 pages long, so i will make it short as possible. I met my goal size of a 12 within 11 months of having my band. I was good at maintaining for like 2.5 years. And then my band and i started fighting more and more. Between life, band slippages, emergency unfills, relationship changes and the death of my mother i have basically gained all my weight back. I am back to a size 16 and my original size preband was a 20. I have changed jobs and now am in the process of getting my band removed and revised to a vertical sleeve. I have had many emotions about this from embarrassment, shame, anger, etc. I was self pay for the lap band, but my current insurance does pay for the surgery.

 

 

I was submitted for the removal of my lap band and revision to a sleeve and was DENIED!! To say I was devastated is putting it mildly. I am in the process of having my doctor submit further explanation of why it is medically necessary to remove my band.

 

This time will be different. I will be going to support groups and doing thing before that i hated like actually tracking food and gym times.

 

I'm pretty sure no one even follows this blog anymore, but i am keeping my youtube blog up to date!

Thanks for stopping by!



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Jennifer, I too had fallen off the wagon and gained back 31 lbs in one year, I just climbed back on yesterday and already see a 2lb difference. I had the sleeve and that still works, but had been grazing and eating the absolute wrong stuff and stopped walking / exercise. You can do it!

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thanks for the encouragement guys!! I submitted again and was DENIED!!! i'm really trying not to get frustrated. This last time they said it looks like they thought my band was removed in July when the documentation states my band was DEFLATED in July!! nope this bad boy is still in here.. so now they are looking at it again! I am so ready to get back on track but I know I need a tool(the sleeve) to help me!!! Praying my next update is that I got approved!

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Jennifer,

YOU ARE NOT a failure girl. We all have humps in life. Don't beat yourself up. You are doing the right thing moving forward! I am a gastric sleeve patient, but I also paid cash. I opened up a special credit card account they offered with no interest for 16 mos. I don't know what your financial situation is, but this is an option. Good Luck Sweetie

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Jennifer,

YOU ARE NOT a failure girl. We all have humps in life. Don't beat yourself up. You are doing the right thing moving forward! I am a gastric sleeve patient, but I also paid cash. I opened up a special credit card account they offered with no interest for 16 mos. I don't know what your financial situation is, but this is an option. Good Luck Sweetie

Thanks for the encouraging words. i was self pay for my lap band and I'M STILL PAYING IT OFF! My last resort will be to save up and go to Mexico!!!

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Thank you for sharing your story. I am trying to decide whether to have the RNY bypass or not and this was an honest experience that I needed to read.

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On 2/11/2017 at 0:56 AM, Rhonda Nikki Barnes said:

Thank you for sharing your story. I am trying to decide whether to have the RNY bypass or not and this was an honest experience that I needed to read.

I'm so glad my story is helping you.. Did you decide what you want to do?

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