Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Monday, December 10, 2012

After Spending Thousands of Dollars on My Lap-Band...

"You get what you pay for and pay for what you get..."

My Lap-Band surgery and the three years of after care has cost me approximately $18,826.

Yep, I've kept track.

That means that I've spent about $159 for each and every pound i've lost.

Sometimes when I'm sitting in my used 2002 Honda Civic with its small dents and the inside panelling peeling, I think: "I could be driving a NEWer car right now instead of getting that Lap-Band..."

Welcome to crazy-town...comparing my weight loss to a car.

Anywhoozle, let's now talk about some good news:

My Lap-Band adjustments are COVERED under my new health insurance plan at work!

I've located a bariatric surgeon near me and I've become their new best friend by calling to try and get a band adjustment appointment for the first week of January (when my insurance kicks in).

Yay! Let's do the happy dance.

11 comments:

  1. thats awesome..insurance really helps cut my costs.

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  2. I am so happy that you have new insurance! Every pound is so worth it either way, but it will help out and give you some peace of mind. Congrats!

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  3. I'm so very glad for you that your insurance covers the adjustments. I now know the pain of having to pay for them. I just had a bill for over $100 because our insurance changed and the new insurance only covers adjustments if you are morbidly obese. Blah...

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  4. So awesome that your adjustments are covered! I'm hoping that in the next 2 years after I get my teaching license and get on a good health care plan, my luck will change there, too! :)

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  5. Oh, that would be a dream come true for me. Our insurance sucks but luckily it's only $70 each time I go in, no matter what I go in for (follow-up, fill, nurse visit, etc.).
    Good for you!

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  6. Glad you're covered now - and are you sure this new practice knows what they're in for with such a successful, knowledgeable patient?!?

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  7. That is great that you found an insurance who will pay for the fills. I am not sure why they are so expensive? I mean it takes like a minute!! We should all learn how to do fills and take turns giving each other back alley fills/unfills. Kidding of course...kind of.

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  8. You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LUCKY!!!!!


    XO

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  9. That's great about your insurance! Thankfully my insurance covered most of my surgery. I would not have been able to have it if I had to pay for it all.

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  10. I love that comparison you did. A hundred and fifty dollars a pound! Interesting.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sandra

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