I began researching WLS about 5 years ago. At that time I weighed about 250 lbs. My insurance at the time would not cover the procedure. My doctor actually told me if I gained 50 more lbs I would be more likely to be approved. At the time I was like WTF. Who says that?! But guess what? Over the next 5 years I gained 50 lbs. I ,had several Dr apppointmens for different health issues, bulging discs, sciatica, Hipertension, Carpal Tunnel, Insomnia, I just seemed to hurt everywhere. It made me feel depressed and have anxiety. I didn't want to go out and do things like I used to b/c I had gained so much wieght. I was always the happy person who loved to go out and do stuff. But...
In April, I took my regular medicine before bed and went to sleep. I had been given a higher pain medication that I hadn't been on for awhile because my sciatica was really bad. I could hardly walk. Well, guess what. I had an allergic reaction and suddenly became allergic to ambien which I had been taking for over 5 years. My son found me unresponsive. Needless to say, I spent 3 weeks in the hospital most in ICU b/c I went into kidney failure. I had to be on dialysis for about 7 weeks and it made me deathly ill. I couldn't eat, but I had so much fluid on me b/c I wasn't able to get rid of the fluids on my own. It was the most horrible thing that has happened to me. My family was told several times that they didn't think I was going to make it. I was on a respirator and had pneumonia.
SOOOO, after I recovered I didn't mess around anymore I got on all the information that I needed in order to have my surgery approved and did it. I WANT, I NEED to change my life. I'm still young and have so much more to do. I dont want to give up. I want to live life to its fullest and I need to get this weight off so I can PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR. Just kidding, well kinda. I am looking forward to having my daughters and son happy and with families of their own one day.
I'm banded and on my way to letting myself be the person whose been hiding inside me, begging to come back out! Watch out World!!
As the world turns. I lost my band to an un-fixable slippage. I had a fickle band and it didnt end up working out. I had my band for 11 months. I did lose 100 lbs with the band so it was working for me, but it was a struggle. I have decided to be a RNY Revision and that will be happening soon. I'm excited because I've gained about 40 lbs in the last year and I need a tool to help me reach my goal. After a lot of thought and reading I decided to go with the Bypass. I'm hoping this is going to be a positive thing in my life.
I know this is a great place to find out information and its nice to have a place to come and talk to people who are going through the same thing you are. The wisdom on this site is unbelievable. You just have to research because someone else has already asked your questions a million times. LOL the old timers get kinda cranky about answering the same questions over and over.LOL! I miss some of you cranky old timers. I'm glad to be back. Progress will be made! I promise you!
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 324 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 294 lbs
Current Weight: 204 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 120 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/12/2015
Surgery Date: 11/03/2015
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
BlueMoon~T's Bariatric Surgeon
Overland Park, Kansas 66604