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Hello Bariatric nation. Well I am super excited to say that my gastric bypass reversal is scheduled for next Wednesday. It took the insurance company only 24 hours to read the doctors notes with test results and ER visit documentation to decide that the procedure is medically necessary. I long for the day I can keep food in and have energy and the stomach ulcers will heal and I can stop taking so much medication. The surgery is on 09/05/2018 I will let everyone know how I feel and the results as time goes on.

Thank you to all those that have had such kind words of encouragement.

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12 minutes ago, Ronnysgal said:

Hello Bariatric nation. Well I am super excited to say that my gastric bypass reversal is scheduled for next Wednesday. It took the insurance company only 24 hours to read the doctors notes with test results and ER visit documentation to decide that the procedure is medically necessary. I long for the day I can keep food in and have energy and the stomach ulcers will heal and I can stop taking so much medication. The surgery is on 09/05/2018 I will let everyone know how I feel and the results as time goes on.

Thank you to all those that have had such kind words of encouragement.

Congrats on the approval, sorry that it had to come to that. Hopefully the reversal goes smoothly and that you are able to retain your weight loss!

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Yes that will certainly be the trick. At this time food is not something I really crave, but is a necessity more then anything. Of course that could change and bad habits return if I am not careful.

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I'm so happy that you got approved quickly! Best wishes for a full recovery!

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Thank you so much Orchids I really appreciate it. Nervous but super excited to end the madness.

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We believe in you! You can do it! Really hope this helps with the other issues.

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Thanks Pops me as well. Each day it gets closer, I get more and more nervous about being put to sleep. Silly I know but I have a condition called Brady Cardia meaning a very slow heart rate. Before they put me under they have to give me medication to increase my heart rate, as it generally runs in the 47 to 48 range so the anesthesiologist has to be very careful. But they have done well so far. ;)

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I believe you will,be doing well Ronnysgal, and let's hope your quality of life improves. You have gone through,so much in your life.

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Hello Bariatric nation. Well I am super excited to say that my gastric bypass reversal is scheduled for next Wednesday. It took the insurance company only 24 hours to read the doctors notes with test results and ER visit documentation to decide that the procedure is medically necessary. I long for the day I can keep food in and have energy and the stomach ulcers will heal and I can stop taking so much medication. The surgery is on 09/05/2018 I will let everyone know how I feel and the results as time goes on.
Thank you to all those that have had such kind words of encouragement.
How do they do a reversal? I didn't even know this was possible...

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Thank you Frustr8 I appreciate the sentiments and am certainly ready for improved quality of life.

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Helllo Cmackpmp. Yes they can do them, and they are more common then people realize. Basically they go back in and reattach the stomach which is already attached to the large intestine, but has been sitting dormant in your abdomen. Where they bring the small intestine up to the stomach, is then removed, and you are returned to your natural anatomy.

There can be things that go wrong such as an ileus, where the colon does not wake up, and the dormant stomach can have issues readjusting as well, however the reversals have been done for many years with much success.

I was unaware of this as well, and simply made a plea to my physician to help me ,as I have been through some many surgeries since the initial procedure, and have had so many complications that the possible problems at this point in time seem minor then continuing to live the way I have been living.

There of course is he risk of gaining some weight back but the surgery is simply a tool to lose weight anyway and I as well as anyone else could gain the weight with or without the reversal. I simply have to get my life back.

I am certainly glad my medical records and history over the past year and a half were enough to quickly convince my insurance company that it is consider medically necessary and they are paying or the surgery.

I hope this answers your questions.

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I am sorry to hear that you have gone through such a difficult time, but I am pleased you were able to get approval to reverse the surgery so you can be well. This is NOT supposed to be a torture device, but a tool for health, and when it goes wrong, it is time to make it right.

Swift healing and good health to you on the other side.

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How did your surgery go? How are you feeling?

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I hope your surgery went well and you’re recovering well.

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Hello everyone! Well very excited to tell you the surgery went very well. Tomorrow I will be two weeks post op and have been mostly on a liquid diet, but the small things I have eaten such as pudding and oatmeal have stayed down with no problem. I am having no abdominal pain other then the minor irritation from the incisions no worries there.

I am actually already feeling the results of having the large intestine back in tact and feeling the nourishment from the food I am ingesting. I am so happy at this point in time. I have now lost exactly 200lbs so I am over 40lbs past where I should have stopped. I obviously do not want to gain all my weight back but do look forward to at least being able to keep things down, in and get the benefit of my food intake whether or not I gain some back or not. I lost from a size 32/34 to currently a size 10. At over 5'9 and large framed that was a lot for the body to take in a year and a half.

I will let everyone know how it continues to go, but I do want to say thank you so much for all the kind words of support, and for those that have no other solution for severe bypass issues I am up till this point, proof that there maybe a solution albeit it may have to be a reversal.

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