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ChristineZ

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    ChristineZ got a reaction from em1 in Paying out of pocket   
    So,
    My insurance will not cover my surgery. I went through 6 months of requirements because my doctors office said they talked to someone and it was covered. Well we got the audio and they told her it wasn’t covered and she just heard what she wanted to. Sooo now I’m going out of state to Colorado to get my surgery and pay out of pocket. Anyone else pay out of pocket? I have good credit and was wondering if anyone else got a medical loan? I’m only having to get a loan for 13,500 or 14,000. My mom originally told me she would help me out but then turned around and said she doesn’t think this surgery will work for me because I had the lapband ( my port has flipped 4 times and now flipped again) so I just want it out. She processed to tell me how I’ll never be able to do it and I’m wanting a quick fixed and not to work for it. My mom hasn’t been in my life until I was older. She has no idea how many things I’ve tried and failed. I have pcos and I’ve struggled since I was 12 with my weight. She is definitely not a supporter she has commented on my weight my whole life and talked about me behind my back about me being over weight. Now she ran and told my cousin and thinks I should go back on meds I took before for pcos that made me super sick and my cousin is taking shots for it. Sorry I don’t want a bandage. I want it under control. Any suggestions for medical loans With low rates would be awesome! We can swing like 200-300 a month. Thanks for listening. I’m getting the sleeve hopefully!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from Ppdunn22192 in Insurance denied   
    I have the lapband. My band is no good so I’m going to get the sleeve. My doctors office calls my insurance and my insurance tells them all the requirements to have the revision to the sleeve. I go through 6 months of insurance requirements and now we submitted it to insurance and they are saying it’s not covered through my insurance plan. My doctors office has the codes and requirements they said I needed and now in my plan it says it’s not covered! I’m furious! Why did they give the codes and requirements and also cover the 6 months of requirements if it’s not covered! We are appealing it. Then if that doesn’t work I’m going to talk to a lawyer about what to do if they deny it again. Anyone have any advice? I just can’t believe they would say it’s covered and make me jump through hoops then say it’s not part of my plan! Ugh!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from tigerlady in Band too tight?   
    I got a fill yesterday and I'm not sure if my band is too tight. I can't hardly eat and when I drink it feels like it's sitting ontop of the band Andy chest kinda hurts? I thought maybe I wasn't chewing good enough but liquid is feeling funny? I can feel it like going down but I have to drink really slow and my chest is kinda sore feeling. Dunno if it's from getting my fill yesterday or if it's too tight
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from Bandista in Band too tight?   
    Thank you all for your comments!! I hurts my chest to even drink Water. I also have to drink water before I leave but I did drink it and it felt tight but I thought it was suppose to be a little tighter. But this is uncomfortable. The only time I feel ok is in the morning when I haven't drank or are anything.. My chest un comfort is still present so I'm going to see if he will just take out a 1/2cc cause he put 1cc in. ????
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from Miss Meg in Band too tight?   
    I have a appointment at 8:50am tomorrow.. My chest hurts and it hurts to drink Water. Also fills like I have something stuck in my throat constantly. I would rather have a 1/2cc removed and be on the daft side
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from ABLOND in One year April 11th!   
    I've had my band a little over a year. I went and got a fill yesterday cause I was clearly eating to much. It's tight now and I have to chew really really good. I hope it isn't to tight. I hope I just need to chew better. When I chew really well it goes ok. My chest is kinda sore from me throwing up cause I didn't chew good enough. But I just got it yesterday and I can fill the tightness. Anyone else feel that?
    Well here is my photos from a year!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from ABLOND in One year April 11th!   
    I've had my band a little over a year. I went and got a fill yesterday cause I was clearly eating to much. It's tight now and I have to chew really really good. I hope it isn't to tight. I hope I just need to chew better. When I chew really well it goes ok. My chest is kinda sore from me throwing up cause I didn't chew good enough. But I just got it yesterday and I can fill the tightness. Anyone else feel that?
    Well here is my photos from a year!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from ABLOND in One year April 11th!   
    I've had my band a little over a year. I went and got a fill yesterday cause I was clearly eating to much. It's tight now and I have to chew really really good. I hope it isn't to tight. I hope I just need to chew better. When I chew really well it goes ok. My chest is kinda sore from me throwing up cause I didn't chew good enough. But I just got it yesterday and I can fill the tightness. Anyone else feel that?
    Well here is my photos from a year!
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    ChristineZ reacted to Bebo in Feeling down..   
    I needed to see this posts tonight. I was banded September 4, 2014. I've lost 25 lbs and then nothing since December. I've been yo-yoing with 5 lbs for the past 3 months. I've decided to go back to pre-op plan of 2 Protein Shakes a day and 1 balanced healthy meal for a couple of weeks to see if I can't get a jump start. I'm glad to learn that I am not the only one struggling! Thank you for your words of encouragement. We can do this!!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from enjoythetime in Feeling down..   
    It must be this winter weather!! I have been moving-moving the last few days. I know I haven't been eating right. But I have to get myself back on track! I didn't come this far to quit!! I didn't suffer most of my life to go back! I'm going to lose this weight and so can all of you!! Thanks for the kind words! It does really help! I'm going with a friend that wants the surgery to the seminar. I'm excited to show people my before and now pictures!
    Keep at it everyone! We are worth it and deserve it!!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from enjoythetime in Feeling down..   
    It must be this winter weather!! I have been moving-moving the last few days. I know I haven't been eating right. But I have to get myself back on track! I didn't come this far to quit!! I didn't suffer most of my life to go back! I'm going to lose this weight and so can all of you!! Thanks for the kind words! It does really help! I'm going with a friend that wants the surgery to the seminar. I'm excited to show people my before and now pictures!
    Keep at it everyone! We are worth it and deserve it!!
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    ChristineZ reacted to theyellowone in Feeling down..   
    You will get back at it. Just put your mind to it. 65 pounds is good
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    ChristineZ reacted to khelm32 in Feeling down..   
    I know how you feel. 01/07/15 was my year anniversary of being banded. I've lost 45 lbs- which for me to loose more than 5 lbs in a year is a miracle. I tried for several years working with doc to lose weight before the surgery. I don't regret it, but the last month or so it's been harder for me to stay on track. I don't know if it's the cold, gloomy weather or what. In January I joined Jazzercise, which I really like, but despite doing that for an hour 4-5 days a week. I haven't really lost anymore weight since before Christmas. I feel that I am falling into the same cycle I did before surgery. I'm on track for a while, but when I see that I'm not loosing-I self medicate by eating whatever I want... It's hard to stay motivated when you aren't seeing results.
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    ChristineZ reacted to Keeper in Feeling down..   
    @@jasminebsn3 me too! Maybe we are all having mid-winter pre-spring blues?? lol. I love the support and accountability this site can provide. I felt so great after my last fill, thinking I was in the green and everything, but now I am not so sure. I definitely feel in a funk and I am trying to snap out of it and get back to eating right and exercising. I totally get what everyone is saying! Chin up - to myself more than anybody! We can do this. :-)
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    ChristineZ reacted to jasminebsn3 in Feeling down..   
    I really needed to read this. I have been eating badly all week. Getting back to it this week!
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    ChristineZ reacted to Bandista in Feeling down..   
    I got out to walk last night and that felt good. Maybe I'm pulling out of my slump. Love how we help each other here!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from JustWatchMe in Feeling down..   
    Thanks all!!
    I'm feeling better today and staying motivated and moving!!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from JustWatchMe in Feeling down..   
    Thanks all!!
    I'm feeling better today and staying motivated and moving!!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from Bandista in Feeling down..   
    Going to try and stay motivated!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from JustWatchMe in Feeling down..   
    Thanks all!!
    I'm feeling better today and staying motivated and moving!!
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    ChristineZ reacted to Bandista in Feeling down..   
    Way to go on the 65 gone, gone, gone. Don't beat yourself up -- you've really grabbed a hold of of your health and you're showing up for yourself.
    Looking reward to spring. I agree this is a difficult time of year as far as getting out to exercise, etc. I need to reboot as well....mentally and physically.
    I have a new pair off jeans that are too small. Sometimes a goal like fitting into something works for me -- I'm going to hang them on a hook in the bathroom where I will see them all the time. It's good to remind ourselves of what we want and for me something smaller and achievable is easier to wrap my head around then, say, my goal weight. ..
    Sending best wishes -- keep us posted!
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    ChristineZ reacted to 2babutterfly in Feeling down..   
    @@ChristineZ 65 pounds is something to be proud of!!! I too think it would be a good idea to start the stages over for a bit. Are you logging your food and exercise?? Are you planning your meals? I know when I hit a slump I'm not doing any of that. You can do this! Take time this evening to plan out your food for tomorrow and see how that goes! Best wishes! Keep us posted!
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    ChristineZ reacted to enjoythetime in Feeling down..   
    Let me start by saying 65lbs in less than a year is amazingly good! You have to realize you're body has been through a lot, you've had 3 surgeries in less than a year that's lot of adjusting for your body.
    What is your main motivation to have surgery? What has been your motivation throughout your 65lbs loss? Are you wearing cuter clothes? Are you someone who needs to continue to lose to get off or stay off of medications?
    Just throwing these things out there to get you thinking about why you made the decision to have WLS. Grab ahold of all the those reasons you decided to have this surgery, remember the commitment that you made to yourself, grab onto that 65lbs you've lost and let this be the motivation that keeps you going. Remember how good it felt when you went in for your weigh-in to look down and be like omgosh I just lost xxxlbs. That's exciting and all you need is to restart yourself just enough to rediscover that excitement and then it will be easier for you to stay on track. Can you go back to liquids for a couple of days and then progress into mushies, soft and solids. If I were in this position that is what I would do.
    Hang in there, you can do this!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from Bandista in Feeling down..   
    Going to try and stay motivated!
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    ChristineZ got a reaction from Bandista in Feeling down..   
    I have actually had 4 surgeries in one year. 1- gallbladder 2-Lapband 3- port flip and 4- hernia repair.
    Thank you for your Encouraging words!! It does help. I had weight loss surgery because I have struggled with my weight from age 14. I tried everything! I finally found out I had pcos also. My doctor put me on a diet and I did that for a year and still nothing. So I had WLS. I would do it again to. I just really fell of the wagon and need to get back on! Thanks for reminding me why I did this! I wanna be here for my little boy and be healthy enough to have more children!
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