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    What is the general excess payments you will run into with the sleeve? A friend had to do a month of optifast and psych appointments etc, and was out of pocket thousands, which then gets me thinking about how much my PHI will actually save me.

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    I dont know, cause i needed top cover?

    Pre op 3x weeks of opti
    Post op took 6 weeks before i could eat regular food, lots of liquids and opti etc


    I think all up i paid around 8 grand for the op including anaesthetist fee. + 12 months of phi = $2400

    But it was gonna cost 18 grand to do it with no phi.

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    ZE did you go straight to sleeve or did you try other surgical options first?
    I've done lots of reading on it, and the few deaths from infections scare the crap out of me as a Mummy. But then living my life like this scares me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandlsmum View Post
    What is the general excess payments you will run into with the sleeve? A friend had to do a month of optifast and psych appointments etc, and was out of pocket thousands, which then gets me thinking about how much my PHI will actually save me.

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    The places I've briefly looked at without cover are 20k with it's 6ish then I need to add 1200 for the phi I will have paid and my excess of 490

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    Nope i went straight to sleeve. Id seen the band do some god awful things to some friends and then the utter devastation of regaining. Also my surgeon had an information seminar, his
    Patients got up and spoke about it all. I walked out of it knowing in my heart that the sleeve was right for me.

    I was really terrified, the morning of my surgery dh and i held each other in the car and cried we were that scared but at 130kilos with a very strong genetic predisposition to heart disease i took the risk and i honestly have had no problem.

    Research your surgeons, dont pick one just cause they are cheaper, find out how long they have been doing them, make sure that 12 months aftercare is included in the operation fee. Make sure they let you see a dietician afterwards. Etc

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    This is my before and after. 130kg to 70kgs It took 12 months, and going to the gym 4 days a week as well as seeing a personal trainer. I worked really really hard, rarely faltered with my food. Its a tool, but its not magic. You still hafto have discipline and make the right choices. Having the sleeve makes it easier to do those things.

    It changed my life.

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    Is it a reasonable question to ask the surgeon their fatalities rate?
    I've seen too many stories of bands slipping etc, so not keen on that.

    I am due in October, and was told 3 months from my c/s I could have the sleeve, but I am thinking if I could hold out 6 months it would be less trauma on my body.
    That leaves me with 11 weeks before returning to work. Hoping that will be enough.
    This pregnancy has scared me with my weight, the high HR, the collapsing etc, harder to do scans on the baby etc. And I'm sure the recovery from the c/s will be challenging too. It's not a 'huge' amount if weight to others, but I am only 5'3 and stick it all on my stomach and my wedding cake topper will definitely need follow up tummy tuck too.

    A fear of mine, and I know this sounds ridiculous is the amount of overhang I might possibly have post weight loss. I know it's better than fat, but it still scares me.

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    Most definitely you can ask the surgeon that.

    Look skin is an issue. It always will be for someone who loses a large amount of weight. But if you exercise and weights/toning then you're giving yourself the best chance of minimising it, anything after that you would either need to live with it or have surgery.

    I look like a monster naked. But at least im healthy.

    Its only keyhole surgery btw, 5 small incisions, so u wont have a big wound like a cs wound.

    I guess it depends if you have a waiting period with your healthfund

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    I haven't had it done but both my Mum and BIL have had it done and have never regretted it. I don't know how much they were out of pocket after private health but I do know neither have had complications and have lost heaps of weight.

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    Just wanted to say thanks ZE. It's definitely a journey! Will continue to research surgeons, may meet with a few and get a feel for each.

    Had PHI for a number of years, but may need to upgrade/change funds as I can't find anything in the PDS about WLS and what is covered etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
    Nope i went straight to sleeve. Id seen the band do some god awful things to some friends and then the utter devastation of regaining. Also my surgeon had an information seminar, his
    Patients got up and spoke about it all. I walked out of it knowing in my heart that the sleeve was right for me.

    I was really terrified, the morning of my surgery dh and i held each other in the car and cried we were that scared but at 130kilos with a very strong genetic predisposition to heart disease i took the risk and i honestly have had no problem.

    Research your surgeons, dont pick one just cause they are cheaper, find out how long they have been doing them, make sure that 12 months aftercare is included in the operation fee. Make sure they let you see a dietician afterwards. Etc

    Attachment 57983

    This is my before and after. 130kg to 70kgs It took 12 months, and going to the gym 4 days a week as well as seeing a personal trainer. I worked really really hard, rarely faltered with my food. Its a tool, but its not magic. You still hafto have discipline and make the right choices. Having the sleeve makes it easier to do those things.

    It changed my life.
    You look great!! In prepared to work hard and go to the gym (when I was lighter I actually loved the gym, I'm just too embarrassed at the moment) I really think I need this as a tool to help me succeed


 

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