In 1998, I had a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass done. I was 277 lbs the date of my surgery. I lost over the next 6 months down to 145 lbs, for my frame I was happy with that weight.
In 2002, I gave birth to my daughter. I was 225 the date of delivery.
I was able to loose back down to 180-190 fluctuating over the next 7 years.
In 2008, due to personal issues I dropped in 2 months down to 155 lbs.
Over the next 2 years I gained back to 180-190 again.
In the past year (age 49) I have slowly gained back to 200-210. I have dieted, increased my protein intake, increased my fiber intake, exercise, and my metabolism just converts it to fat. I hate it.
With the weight gain since 2011, I have had chronic constipation. I go 5-10 days with out a bowel movement. I have started using Laxatives now every 4-5 days just to have a bowel movement.
I have since developed hemorrhoids and have excruciating pain because it will not just regulate, it becomes diarrhea. This has become such a horrible way to live.
I have tried to purchase Insurance privately and I have been turned down the second they find out I have had a weight surgery. I have had several Companies tell me that I might can get coverage through a group policy only.
Unfortunately, I am a nurse and I am not offered insurance with my company. I tried to find out about the Affordable Care Plan for Texas and neither one of the companies offer coverage for a revision or any weight surgery at all. They just offer high deductibles and premiums.
So this is where I am now, if anyone knows of an Insurance Company that might pay for a revision, please let me nkow.
If anyone has any advice about the constipation issue or how I can lose some of my weight, please feel free to let me know. I appreciate any help, advice, or information you maybe offering. That is a synopsis of my story…..God Bless and Good Luck to you all.