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Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-06-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,517
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Good for you!

Good for you! I'm now 5.5 weeks post-op from my lap-band, and doing well. I think it was a good choice for me.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 10-01-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
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I'm so sorry this is happening to you! Not as...

I'm so sorry this is happening to you! Not as drastic as you... but last year, my insurance covered surgery with a $125 co-pay. This year, it is a $5,000 co-pay. I did a lapband, which only costs...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 10-01-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
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At the hospital I used, the cash price (including...

At the hospital I used, the cash price (including the overnight hospital stay) for a lap band is $10,000. This is in Arizona.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 10-01-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
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Hi. I just had my lapband surgery on Friday. I...

Hi. I just had my lapband surgery on Friday. I had to have a Center of Excellence too for my insurance to pay the small portion that they paid.

Here is a website for you to locate a center of...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 08-05-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 88
Sticky: Lap Band FAQ
Views: 73,637
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It depends on the insurance company. Some are,...

It depends on the insurance company. Some are, some aren't.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-20-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By tweet-tweet
What are your goals?

Hi... I've seen everyone with tickers and such talking about their weight goals. I was wondering what you meant by "goal." What goal is it that people are posting... ideal goals? I ask because I...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-19-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
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Hi. It sounds like you and I are in very similar...

Hi. It sounds like you and I are in very similar situations. We just had our last baby and I'm about 100 lbs overweight and short too (5'1"). I don't have any significant health problems yet...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-19-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,174
Posted By tweet-tweet
More questions....

Hi. I posted here a while ago with some questions... and have some more.

I had my surgical consult scheduled for July 3. (Silly me!) I think the surgeon realized that if he cancelled...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-14-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,174
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Hi. I went to a seminar about WLS last month,...

Hi. I went to a seminar about WLS last month, and they gave me lots of paperwork. One was how you eat after the surgery. However, it seemed to be written for people who got the bypass surgery, not...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-23-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By tweet-tweet
Also... depression is often related to obesity. ...

Also... depression is often related to obesity. Instead of looking at depression as a reason not to have surgery, some physicians looks at it as a reason why WLS is needed.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-23-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 53,112
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Leenie - Thanks for responding. And, for...

Leenie - Thanks for responding. And, for bringing up the issue of people watching the food you eat. Egad, I had enough of that when I was pregnant. Everytime I went to the doctor, I got the "how...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-23-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 53,112
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Another question... How out of the closet...

Another question...

How out of the closet are you about having had surgery? Is it basically noticable? Is there anyway you could get by without telling your family?

I'm generally a very open...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-23-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
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Cha - Can I be a bit nosey? :) I'm...

Cha - Can I be a bit nosey? :)

I'm impressed that you did it on your own! Is this the first diet you went on, or did something finally click for you? If so, what? I was considering trying on...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-20-2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By tweet-tweet
Newbie Question... what does PB stand for?

Newbie Question... what does PB stand for?
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-20-2006, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By tweet-tweet
Cha - Congratulations on getting ready for PS!!! ...

Cha - Congratulations on getting ready for PS!!! You have made such progress, you deserve this!

Tweet!
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-20-2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,053
Posted By tweet-tweet
Hi Marea! I can't really help you about Mexico...

Hi Marea! I can't really help you about Mexico doctors... but I was wondering how much money the Lap bands cost in Mexico. I saw something that said to expect to pay about $10K in Mexico, which is...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-17-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
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I'm so sorry to hear that your doctor is such a...

I'm so sorry to hear that your doctor is such a jerk.

I finally saw my PCP yesterday too. I was expecting a similar reaction, as I'm "only" 40 BMI too.

Unfortunately, my doctor is on board,...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-16-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,053
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Researching....

Hi. I'm new to this, and am researching whether or not I think a lapband is for me.

My question is.. how did your relationship with food change once you got the band?

In my family,...
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