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Everything posted by catlyn

  1. Lap band was removed a couple of months ago, because of slippage after 10 years. Lost 180 lbs, and I must say I looked great, so proud of myself. First they loosened the band until the surgery for removal could take place. I started gaining weight right away. I have gained 40 lbs in 4 short months, and I am starting to panic. I joined a weight loss center, and nothing seems to be working for me. Low carb, counting calories, but the weight just seems to coming back on so quickly. Is it true that since I was so obese before the surgery that now I have all those fat cells that seem to soak up the fat so easily now. It doesn't make any sense, I have been really trying, don't want to go back to my old self, I was so depressed and had no stamina, now I am active and feel good about the way I look, but its quickly going away, and i'm scared. Any tips would really be helpful. thanks
  2. Yes, its so frustrating. The problem is my new insurance doesn't cover any bariatric surgery. I was pre- approved for the removal surgery by my insurance , and after the fact they are now saying it won't be covered, billed me 23,000 dollars. So I have a fight on my hands. Cigna insurance is not even explaining how this can happen, said they covered it because it was a medical necessity, but that they don't cover bariatric surgery, how does that make sense. I didn't want it removed, my dr. said it had to come out, and it was even a difficult removal because of scar tissue, and slippage. I would love to get something else, but for now i'm fighting with the insurance, so an appeal is in the works. Thanks for getting back to me, let me know how your sleeve works out for you.