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My name is Mindy and I am a wife and mother of 2 boys, Ages 20 and 12. I recently started on the path of becoming a nurse something i have wanted to do since i was 11 !

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Revision Doctors Appt Today ....

Frustrating docs appt today . They did an upper gi and the lady asked me how in the world I was eating ? I told her not very well .My band has so much damage, scar tissue that liquids barely go through my band ..The assistant though my band was still filled.  Doc told me there are ppl with band issues and then there is me ! Mine are bad basically . He told me to come back next week for and egd, they stick a tube down my throat to see if my band has erroded through my stomach , he suspected it has . Sounds all bad huh ? It is problem no one is in a hurry to get it fixed ! The insurance lady is an idiot ! She was basically telling me my insurance most likely won't pay for anything when I know they very well may .. she really made me mad . She had never dealt with my insurance yet was telling me like she knew she didnt even know that PCIP was not through an employer I guess cause its not what I wanted to hear .. anyway I am getting a sleep study done tonigjt to see if I have sleep apnea . So hopefully will know more in the next dayor so ?? he also told me if i dont revise to a sleeve because of my PCOS that with in 2 months of band removal i will gain back the rest of my weight and will contiune to regain about 30% more weight . HE also said due to the PCOS with out a sleeve i will get diebetes with in 5 yrs ! LOVELY ! All in all i was discouraged, Mainly because the insurance lady didnt know what she was talking about and it pissed me off.


  1. If your band is eroded, isn't that dangerous? It seems like they should take it out right away if it is!

  2. Yes if its eroded that's bad . u woild think they would pay for removal but like the doc said the insurance companies can do.what ever they want !!

  3. :( I am so frustrated for you, Mindy. I hope all this works out so that you can get this accomplished asap.

  4. thanks MB !! I am going to call another docs office tomorrow to see if they can move a little faster. Also emailed the doc i saw this week and told them i needed some firm answers on what their steps were for me for a revision .