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Everything posted by E-mom

  1. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That's why I decided to go for the surgery. Each time I regained, my all time high weight increased a few pounds more. It is time to break the cycle.
  2. I'm trying to decide between the sleeve and the RNY. I am retired and don't want to destroy my outlet of socializing with friends. Once you have healed up is there a difference between those two surgeries and being able to enjoy food and drink? Of course I expect limits on what and how much I ingest and I understand the dumping syndrome. My question is about enjoyment. I like the greater longevity of the RNY but not if I can't travel easily or go out and socialize without feeling deprived. Thank you for any insights into post WLS life.
  3. RickM thank you for your thoughts. Some of which I had not considered before. I have only the two choices with my medical plan. I'm adding to my list of questions for the Doc once I get that appointment.
  4. Thank you all for the information and reassurance.
  5. E-mom

    Post VSG Regrets?

    I'm still undecided on surgeries. Would you mind explaining your regrets for getting a sleeve?
  6. E-mom

    Documented weight loss attempts!

    I'm also still in the process of getting approved. My advise while too late for these people but for anyone reading this at a later date is to start anything you think you might need asap. You can always cancel or drop out later if you find you don't need it. I wasted months thinking that what I had would be OK. Now I use "Overkill"! And I'm still just hoping that will work.
  7. I have not found great information on long term (10 years) results with the sleeve. I understand its relatively new but I thought maybe some of you might have received this info from your Docs. I'm probably just not searching with the proper words. Thank you for any help on this.
  8. E-mom

    Sleeve long term

    Thank you, and the history on it is interesting.
  9. E-mom

    Insurance Medicare

    Yes, I'm in Medicare and I just was denied because I don't have an unsuccessful attempt with a medical weight loss program on record. I am about to start a 4 month approved program. Hopefully that will cover it. I saw your post was from April. What have you found out in your case?
  10. That's nice to hear Blackcats... Do you feel they have good follow up care? Or what did you do for the year or more following the surgery? I was thinking of a bypass but not if I get the surgery out of town. I think a sleeve would be safer. I've been waiting weeks for Kaiser's verdict but I'd like to be ready with Plan B.
  11. I am a great yo yo dieter. So at 66 yrs old, I've finally come to the conclusion that if I want to keep my weight off I need a new approach. WLS fits the bill on that. I've scoured the internet and feel fairly informed. My doc agreed that WLS would be a good option for me. I have Kaiser insurance but I may not quite meet their qualifications. So my question is - Is there a bariatric surg. program in the Portland, Or area that will take a marginally non qualifying person? I won't have insurance so cost will be a consideration. Thank you for any info you can give me.
  12. Thank you. I will talk with my doc. I guess I was hoping there would be a Blossom type clinic around me.

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