Monday, March 04, 2013
I am in the process of getting approved for the lapband. It's not a decision I came to easily. After working with my doctor the last two years, trying numerous exercise programs and diets, I feel that this maybe the aide to not only help me lose weight, but also assist with long term weightloss. My mom has the lapband and I have a friend that has it. Both have had different experiences with it, but both mostly positive. If you are thinking about it, I would suggest finding a good surgeon that you really like. That made all the difference for me. I also like that that the hospital I will have it done at has a program after the surgery that teaches you how to deal with situations and learning how to eat, using the lapband as a tool. I don't look at the lapband as the magical solution to weightloss. I am looking at it as a tool that will hopefully assist with me getting to a healthier weight.
Right now I am in the process of doing the 6 month medically supervised plan that my insurance requires for the approval process. I will complete this in early May. I'll do an update as I move further along in the process.