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WOLVESFAN1

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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in ❤My Revision Story❤   
    My revision was on 12/17/19. I am doing awesome! I'm in the pureed stage, but I have not thrown up since the day before surgery. I had Gerd and throwing up so bad that I was aspirating food. I was malnourished and my voice stayed hoarse all the time. I'm definitely keeping what I eat down and my voice is even improving. I've been very pleased thus far. Hoping to start soft foods next week. The revision was the best thing that has happened to me in a long time!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in ❤My Revision Story❤   
    My revision was on 12/17/19. I am doing awesome! I'm in the pureed stage, but I have not thrown up since the day before surgery. I had Gerd and throwing up so bad that I was aspirating food. I was malnourished and my voice stayed hoarse all the time. I'm definitely keeping what I eat down and my voice is even improving. I've been very pleased thus far. Hoping to start soft foods next week. The revision was the best thing that has happened to me in a long time!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Sleeve revision to RNY or Bypass reason   
    GERD is horrible. I'm actually aspirating food into my lungs at times. pills I take will come back whole an hour later. I'm scheduled for revision on 12/17. I had my sleeve over 12 years ago and have kept my weight off. I've lost over a 100 pounds and I currently wear 4/6. I'm actually losing more because nothing is staying down.
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in ❤My Revision Story❤   
    You are giving me hope! My revision is scheduled for 12/17 and it can't get here fast enough. I'm so glad that you are doing well.

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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Sleeve revision to RNY or Bypass reason   
    GERD is horrible. I'm actually aspirating food into my lungs at times. pills I take will come back whole an hour later. I'm scheduled for revision on 12/17. I had my sleeve over 12 years ago and have kept my weight off. I've lost over a 100 pounds and I currently wear 4/6. I'm actually losing more because nothing is staying down.
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in ❤My Revision Story❤   
    I see that since I was last on you have lost more weight. I, like you am having the revision strictly to take care of a problem. I've lost and maintained my weight for over 12 years. I'm scheduled to having the RNY revision the middle of December. I have concerns of gaining and or losing too much weight. I believe I remember correctly you gained a few pounds at first due to the IV fluids, am I correct?
    It's been so many years since I had the original surgery that I'm meeting with the nutrition the day before the surgery to ensure I do everything the right way. I know for the first week or so I'm on Clear Liquids, then gradually increase the consistency of my foods per doctor's instructions. How long did it take you to get back to regular food? Also, with the sleeve I wasn't required to take an abundance of Vitamins, but I understand I will need to with the RNY. How did you take those during the first stage of clear liquids only. Currently, due to being malnourished I am taking multi-vitamins, Vitamin D, Calcium, probotics multiple times a day. All with the exception of the Vitamin D are chew able.
    Hope you are doing well! Your post have been very encouraging. I too, do not want to discourage anyone. I had a lot of fluke things that have happened to cause my issues. I've had a lot of stress in the last 5 years that have probably not helped issues. I truly believe the sleeve has saved my life. I had a stroke 5 years ago. If I had weighed as much as I did before the sleeve I was told I would probably have had major problems. Luckily, I had no long lasting issues. I'm only required to take blood thinners for the rest of my life. So, I do not regret the sleeve one bit.
    Again, thanks for your updates!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in ❤23 mo /3 mo Post Op❤   
    You look beautiful and very confident in yourself! Thanks for showing your food choices. It appears that you are eating pretty normal and the foods look very appealing. Keep up the good work!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in ❤My Revision Story❤   
    Thank you! I didn't proof what I wrote. You are about the same size as me I'm 5"3 and currently weight around 137. It goes up or down a pound or two. I've actually shrank an inch since getting older. When I first started my journey I was 5'4" and weighed around 243.
    You don't know how much better it makes me feel to hear that you're healing and doing well. I ihope that things continue that way.




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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in ❤My Revision Story❤   
    I see that since I was last on you have lost more weight. I, like you am having the revision strictly to take care of a problem. I've lost and maintained my weight for over 12 years. I'm scheduled to having the RNY revision the middle of December. I have concerns of gaining and or losing too much weight. I believe I remember correctly you gained a few pounds at first due to the IV fluids, am I correct?
    It's been so many years since I had the original surgery that I'm meeting with the nutrition the day before the surgery to ensure I do everything the right way. I know for the first week or so I'm on Clear Liquids, then gradually increase the consistency of my foods per doctor's instructions. How long did it take you to get back to regular food? Also, with the sleeve I wasn't required to take an abundance of Vitamins, but I understand I will need to with the RNY. How did you take those during the first stage of clear liquids only. Currently, due to being malnourished I am taking multi-vitamins, Vitamin D, Calcium, probotics multiple times a day. All with the exception of the Vitamin D are chew able.
    Hope you are doing well! Your post have been very encouraging. I too, do not want to discourage anyone. I had a lot of fluke things that have happened to cause my issues. I've had a lot of stress in the last 5 years that have probably not helped issues. I truly believe the sleeve has saved my life. I had a stroke 5 years ago. If I had weighed as much as I did before the sleeve I was told I would probably have had major problems. Luckily, I had no long lasting issues. I'm only required to take blood thinners for the rest of my life. So, I do not regret the sleeve one bit.
    Again, thanks for your updates!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Sleeve revision to RNY or Bypass reason   
    I was banded in 2005 and I had constant slime/gerd. Totally disgusting! I had the band removed later in 2005. I went to Mexico to one of the well known surgeons there and had the gastric sleeve. I lost over 100 lbs and I've kept it off. However, 2-3 years ago the gerd started and it has gotten gradually worst. Doctors in my local area refuse to treat me because I had the sleeve done in Mexico. I was able to get the mayo Clinic to treatment. I had a large paroesoIphgeal hernia that was pushing a 1/3 of my stomach into my chest cavity. The hernia damaged my diaphragm, stomach and my esophagus. The surgeon corrected that earlier this year. He said my sleeve was larger than normal, but it was the size they did them in 2005. He also said it had angular shape to it. He thought everything should be fine. Well I get home and as I increase the different foods the gerd comes back bad. Another trip to Mayo and I now have spontaneous reflux. Anything I swallow most of it comes back up. The sleeve has developed some sort of pocket and basically the food is going into the pocket and once it gets full it has no where to go, but up. My surgeon wants me to convert to an RNY. My insurance is not going to cover it because I was a self pay and even though I didn't have the current company when I had my surgery they said I should have followed the protocol of the prior insurance carrier. Since I didn't do that they won't cover it. They even have one of my claims from a procedure that the Mayo clinic did earlier pended for medical records. I plan to pay that out of pocket because I don't want them to take back other monies they have paid out. Bottom line is I become eligible for Medicare in December and hope to have my RNY early December. Strictly for the gerd. I really can't afford to lose any more weight.
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Medicare coverage for revision   
    Thanks Kathy! My sleeve did well for 10 years.
    I've had a time with BCBS not even wanting to cover my Hiatal Hernia. I think the Hernia is what caused all my problems it was pushing 1/3 of my stomach into my chest cavity. My esophagus was damaged as well as my diaphragm. I actually had to have internal plastic surgery done on the diaphragm. My surgeon was hoping that once my esophagus settled down because it was extremely inflamed that I would get better, but it hasn't. He said it should be fine now and since I'm still having problems I had to go through all the test again and now my sleeve has developed a little pocket that my food gets stopped up in. When it gets too full I have spontaneous reflux.
    I know my commercial insurance will definitely not pay, but when my Medicare goes in effect I'm going ahead with the procedure. I don't have a choice. My surgeon said I need it to sustain life. If it doesn't cover it, I will probably hire an attorney and fight them on it. Right now I don't have the energy to do anything. Hopefully, all will go well.

    Thanks!

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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Medicare coverage for revision   
    I will be having my gastric sleeve converted to the RNY hopefully, in December. I was told by my provider that they never had to get the authorization up front with Medicare. She said they submitted the letter of medical necessity with the claim when they filed and they never had any problems.
    I believe that Medicare has guidelines you must follow in order for them to cover my procedure. The problem is I'm not overweight, but I'm being revised due to spontaneous reflux. Everything I eat the majority of it comes back up. I definitely have the medical necessity. In my doctor's notes he states that I am malnourished and not receiving the nutrients I need to sustain life. So, basically if I don't have the procedure I'm not going to live a lot longer.
    My BC/BS of AL will not cover it because I had the original procedure out of the country and didn't follow insurance guidelines that are typical for WLS. I had other insurance at the time I had the surgery. The surgery was done probably 10 years before I became effective with BC/BS of AL. I've contacted Medicare to see if they would cover and was told yes if medically necessary. Since the self pay is a lot, I want to feel warm and cozy on the idea of the surgery being covered by Medicare. Has anyone had the revision due to complications only and Medicare cover?

    Thanks!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from singleagain2011 in Pre op   
    I like the Premier shakes. I've bought them at costco, Sams and just recently saw them at Walmart. Costco usually has the best price on them. They put them on sale and I stock up. I've tried chocolate, peach, carmel,, strawberry and vanilla. I haven't tried the Cookies and cream. I wasn't a huge fan of the strawberry or the vanilla. If you are able to drink thicker liquids try putting them in the freezer for about 15/20 minutes. They get slushy and it feels like a real milk shake.


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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Medicare coverage for revision   
    I will be having my gastric sleeve converted to the RNY hopefully, in December. I was told by my provider that they never had to get the authorization up front with Medicare. She said they submitted the letter of medical necessity with the claim when they filed and they never had any problems.
    I believe that Medicare has guidelines you must follow in order for them to cover my procedure. The problem is I'm not overweight, but I'm being revised due to spontaneous reflux. Everything I eat the majority of it comes back up. I definitely have the medical necessity. In my doctor's notes he states that I am malnourished and not receiving the nutrients I need to sustain life. So, basically if I don't have the procedure I'm not going to live a lot longer.
    My BC/BS of AL will not cover it because I had the original procedure out of the country and didn't follow insurance guidelines that are typical for WLS. I had other insurance at the time I had the surgery. The surgery was done probably 10 years before I became effective with BC/BS of AL. I've contacted Medicare to see if they would cover and was told yes if medically necessary. Since the self pay is a lot, I want to feel warm and cozy on the idea of the surgery being covered by Medicare. Has anyone had the revision due to complications only and Medicare cover?

    Thanks!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from SeattleLady in Revision success   
    Do you all go from Sleeve to an RNY. I will be doing that in December due to reflux. It is so good to know you all have had success. Is the eating a lot different than the Sleeve. I had my sleeve 12 years ago and lost 100 lbs. I've kept it off, but the reflux started 2 years ago and has gotten progressively worst.
    Congrats to all of you!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from SeattleLady in Revision success   
    Do you all go from Sleeve to an RNY. I will be doing that in December due to reflux. It is so good to know you all have had success. Is the eating a lot different than the Sleeve. I had my sleeve 12 years ago and lost 100 lbs. I've kept it off, but the reflux started 2 years ago and has gotten progressively worst.
    Congrats to all of you!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in ❤My Revision Story❤   
    Congratulations on your successful revision!
    I'm in the situation that you were in I had the Lap Band in 2005 and due to throwing up, it was removed several months later. In 2006 I went to Mexico and had the Gastric Sleeve. I have lost over 100 pounds and I've kept it off. My problem started almost 2 years ago. I started throwing up undigested food.
    I went to a US surgeon and was told I had a large hernia and it was causing a large portion of my stomach to push into my chest cavity. Long story short, the hernia was repaired and the doctor thought that would correct the reflux. Well it hasn't. After having more test ran he has determined that I now have spontaneous reflux. I'm actually dropping more weight due to the spontaneous reflux.
    My doctor said that usually if you have problems throwing up with the lap band, you will with the sleeve. He said my sleeve has some angulation. He has recommended the conversion to an RNY in order to sustain life.
    Unfortunately, my insurance is not wanting to cover. I will be eligible for Medicare in December and will limp along until then. Medicare will cover the revision.
    Thanks for your updates on your revision. I'm extremely nervous about having the RNY, but have no choice.
    BTW, you look awesome in your pictures. Keep up the great work!
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    WOLVESFAN1 got a reaction from GreenTealael in ❤My Revision Story❤   
    Congratulations on your successful revision!
    I'm in the situation that you were in I had the Lap Band in 2005 and due to throwing up, it was removed several months later. In 2006 I went to Mexico and had the Gastric Sleeve. I have lost over 100 pounds and I've kept it off. My problem started almost 2 years ago. I started throwing up undigested food.
    I went to a US surgeon and was told I had a large hernia and it was causing a large portion of my stomach to push into my chest cavity. Long story short, the hernia was repaired and the doctor thought that would correct the reflux. Well it hasn't. After having more test ran he has determined that I now have spontaneous reflux. I'm actually dropping more weight due to the spontaneous reflux.
    My doctor said that usually if you have problems throwing up with the lap band, you will with the sleeve. He said my sleeve has some angulation. He has recommended the conversion to an RNY in order to sustain life.
    Unfortunately, my insurance is not wanting to cover. I will be eligible for Medicare in December and will limp along until then. Medicare will cover the revision.
    Thanks for your updates on your revision. I'm extremely nervous about having the RNY, but have no choice.
    BTW, you look awesome in your pictures. Keep up the great work!
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