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I had the lap band for 10 years, it worked for about 8. I had it removed last year and then after being diagnosed with sleep apnea, my insurance said I met their standards for coverage. I couldn't afford to pay for it myself as I'm retired and paid for my band surgery. Just hoping all goes well for you and keep us posted.

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I was just approved & scheduled today for June 4th! 😊

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And Good Good Luck to each and every one of you guys! Keep us updated!

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I'm so excited! My surgery date is 6/18 for VSG.

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Have jumped through all the insurance hoops, My surgery date is 6-12-2019 pending insurance approval, don't see any issues with approval since this is a revision due to complications of the lap band. Looking forward to finally feeling better and losing weight. My lap band has a slip and rather than fix it, my surgeon recommended a revision to the sleeve. Lost 50 lbs with the lap band, but slowly gained back most of my weight that I lost, although I did keep the 50lbs off for over 10 years. Looking forward to finally dropping this weight and keeping it off. Any pointers or advise would be greatly appreciated.

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The band I called "Lola" was really good for about 5 years then nothing but problems for about 3. When I went in to have it removed the nurse said I had it longer than anyone else. Not comforting. Now going through the steps to get the sleeve. I'm struggling with the weight.

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I'm having mine on June 5th. I got insurance approval back in March, but I had a bunch of things coming up that would have gotten in the way. So, I'm sitting here, anxious as can be. All the insurance hoops you have to jump through are annoying. If I hadn't had to do that, I would have had it last year when I was just under my out of pocket max. It would have cost me 300 bucks total. Oh well, moving forward, just a few more weeks. Good luck everyone.

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My surgery is scheduled for the 22nd!

I am having a revision from the band. I dont know until after the surgery if they are able to remove the band and sleeve me in the same surgery. SO hoping he is able to do it at the same time, but am honestly just more excited about getting this damn band out!

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Just had my VSG last Monday 5/6. I lost 60+ lbs on my own before my final pre-op consultation so my dr. let me slide a week on the two week pre-op diet. The operation went smoothly, no issues other than some soreness and nausea that went away in a few days. Got through the first week of the post-op clear liquid diet and am now on full liquids. Dropped only a couple of pounds in the last week, hoping to see more progress soon. Good luck everyone!

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Excited for you from a distance but still excited, it's going to come together for you soon!

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I’m soooo soooo nervous about my upcoming surgery on June 20th. Today I have a final appointment with the nutritionist. I assume to talk about the pre-op and post-op diets. I have to get my bloodwork this Saturday. I have to see my primary care physician June 3rd for her clearance. I think I start my liquid diet June 6th. See my surgeon June 10th for pre-op appointment. Then my surgery, June 20th. It’s coming so fast! 🤯

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