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I went to my primary care doctor for the last of my six month appt. He still will not send my paperwork to the surgeon. Why? He says I am too healthy. I am 5'3" tall and weight 290 pounds. I have no diabetes, my cholesterol is 136, my blood pressure was 111/64, blah, blah, blah. I am morbidly obese, have been fat all my adult life, have tried ever diet under the sun and then some. He says to "get my head on right" and just lose the weight. Duh! Yeah, I am thankful I have no health problems but I know it is just a matter of time. I am 45 years old. What do I do?

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I had the same thing happen with my old PCP, he told me that I would eat right thru the band....so I talked with a friend that had the band and made her Dr my PCP. I would look ask around for Drs in your area that are pro band. Hope you find one soon!

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jetsy-I was in your position when I was 45. All the numbers looked great. But then I hit 50..since then I've developed sleep apnea, borderline glucose, chol and BP, and my knees hurt, to boot....you really should find an MD that will help you act now, while you still are healthy and not wait until you make that downhill slide! Good luck!

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Why don't you go to your Lap-Band doctor and have him request your records from you PCP. Then he will have to send them.

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If you have to be referred to your Lap Band doctor by your PCP, call you LB doc and ask if he can recommend a PCP who is band friendly. Most do have a list of doctors they work with to help make things easier for their patients.

Good luck!

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I love this one! I was in the exact same boat. At 298, I had no co-morbidities, worked out regularly, but I could not stop eating healthy foods so I lost nothing.

Too healthy and morbid obestity, how out of touch is you PCP. As everyone has said switch docs and NOT just because of the band.

Keep trying, it is SOOOOOO worth the fight. I am down 60+ pounds in four months!

Lanie

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