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    Hey all it's been forever since I've been on here!!

    I ended up having Lapband last Dec when bub was a few months old. I weighed 130kg. I'm sad to say that over a year later I am at the same. I have never been able to get into the 'green zone' of the right fill. I'm either constantly throwing up or having absolutely no effect. I'm very disappointed cuz I've read hundreds of success stories and me, well, just a failure! I've started Lite n Easy recently and my band is at throw up point so it takes me ALL day to eat the 1200 cal program. I still throw up daily tho, even with following all the instructions. I believe lapband can work for some people but I urge people considering it to not be so blindly lead into the procedure. It cost $3000 and honestly I wish I had spent that money on Lite n Easy and a personal trainer as I would have had better results.

    I wish I'd done the sleeve! But that's just my two cents worth.

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    It's not you that's a failure Borealis. I run a sleeve group on FB, and your experience is a common one... so it's not YOUR doing at all. Don't blame yourself.

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    Hey this participated button is great!


    Thanks for that sassy, It sure is a journey isn't it, and we all have different paths.
    I start the optifast Friday morning booked in for the 15th


    Borealis, what clinic do you go to? Do you see a dietician, I hope you can get the results you after soon

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    If you get phi and wait the year do u just pay excess? Like is there any other costs involved? And does phi cover appts with docs? Also if u need ur lapband out first is that all covered by phi?

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    No phi doesnt xover all the costs. Just the hospital stay and stuff.

    I was out of pocket 6 grand to surgeon and anaesthetist


    Mumma to two beautiful boys on the spectrum and one special little girl.

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    That gave me 12 months free follow up appointments but i needed to pay for appointments prior to surgery


    Mumma to two beautiful boys on the spectrum and one special little girl.

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    So if I chose to go private to get sleeve surgery done I'd actually be out of pocket about $6000??? On top of paying for each docs appt??



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    I had private health cover (top) it was 180 a month for 12 months, then my initial consult was out of pocket about 60 bucks then again for second appt. Then i hadto pay surgeon $4700 for the surgery and the anaesthetist was $1600.

    Then nothing after that.

    Without health insurance they said the surgery is around $17000??




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    Wow!! That's so much out of pocket with monthly phi fees still. Much better than $17,000! My mum offered to pay for my phi for a month and surgery costs cause I'm not working atm but she thought it's about $2500 all up. I can't take her money anyways. I managed to get an appt in a public weightloss surgery clinic in melb. They have closed their surgery list cause it's so long. I have to go on optifast even though I've had the lapband before and put all my weight back on. *sigh*

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    Goodluck hunni. Its a never ending battle.


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