Susie, Thanks for answering back to me. I have taken your advice and started a list of questions to ask the pain management Dr. when I see her and one of the first is what to do if she leaves! I do not know yet if I am a candidate for the pump.
I am excited about the lap band surgery and I have medicare, as I am on SS disability.(I am 57) They approved it right away as they figure they have spent so much money on my joint surgeries and the fact that my dr. can not get my blood pressure down. I am amazed that your husbands insurance will not pay for this, as they are now using this very surgery as a cure for diabetes, and heart problems. Don't give up, keep appealing it. I had to show 6 months of weighing in at the drs office, and tell them about ALL the diets I have tried, over the years that did not work...good luck to hubby. Monday I have the lap band implanted, I will let you know how it goes after I get home from the hospital. I guess I will have to send all my M&M's to PAlady now
Degernative Joint disease, Depression,severe Hypertension, Ulcers, Nerve damage,OA, stroke & blindness in left eye
Prozac 80 mgs, Synthroid, Ultram, Metroprolol, Lipitor, Norvasc, Vicadin, Benadryl (for sleep)__Vitamin D&K
Bilaterla hip replacements, Bilateral knee replacements, Titanium Spine Fusion (L4-5)(4 spine surgeries)Oblation for SVT(supra ventricular tachycardia) Biopsy of left Optic Nerve, left shoulder surgery, revision of left hip
The hardest lesson in life to learn...Is which Bridge to cross and which ones to Burn.