Location: Louisville Ky
Member since 10/22/2012


  • 541 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

Lap Band is a Tool, Not a Cure

First it was a lot of work just to get approved to have lap Band surgery. I have Medicare as my primary and Humana as my 2nd insurance. Medicare will pay part of it if you fit into the guidelines of it being a medical necessary. Humana at that time, I don't know if it has changed, pay nothing. Was not covered at all. So I start the testing and the process. At the time I first started... READ MORE

My TT Voyage - Louisville, KY

I've been overweight most my life. I'm 53 and 3 years ago had lap band surgery. I lost 80 lbs. I had 4 children all 9 lb babies. They are all grown now. Health issues have kept me from doing much. I have 12 vertebrae fused in my spine. Recovered from cancer a few years ago with radiation and chemo. Now it's my turn to do something for me that I can say the pain was worth it! Oct 18th 2012 I... READ MORE

Questions from JeannieM1959

I Had a Tummy Tuck Without Muscle Repair and Now Regret It. Can It Still Be Done Without a Redo of the Whole TT?

My ps told me I didn't really need it, but I learned after I had the tt I should have had it done. I hate my round tummy and don't want to redo the whole thing. I don't mind a... READ MORE

Do You Think I Should Have Muscle Repair if Not Satisfied with Panniculectomy? (photo)

Oct 2012 I had what my ps called a modified tt. However he never felt the split in my tummy from having 4 babies. I told him I was scared of pain and I think now he must have... READ MORE

Recent comments from JeannieM1959

Congratulations on your weight loss. That is awesome! Wish I could do the sleeve but insurance has changed, and the doctor wouldn't do it. It's okay I really need to try harder. READ COMMENT

Awesome results. Congratulations! READ COMMENT

I did look at your picture and still think you look great, even with the swollen sides. Hopefully it is swelling and will go down. I am not pleased with the fact that my ps kept telling me, even after I questioned him that I did not... READ COMMENT

I think you look great, and I am sorry that you have had complications. I am not 100% happy with my tt either, but when I look back and see my before pictres, I know it was the right thing to do. I hope at some point you feel similar.... READ COMMENT

You look awesome so far. The swelling can last for several months but it gets better all the time. My swelling lasted almost the first whole year, however the last 4 months or so it was only from time to time. After time it finally... READ COMMENT