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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Depression because of loose skin?

    Hi everyone. I am new. I am 2 years out. I have lost 155 lbs. At 40 my skin is awful. It hangs and flops everywhere. I need a complete body makeover. I didn't think it would bother me. I figured I would be so happy to be smaller it wouldn't matter. But nowv2 years out. I hate myself. I still see that 300 lb me. I look down and still see the 2 stomachs. I still hide in clothes. I am fighting my insurance for panni removal. I have been turned down twice. I am on my last appeal. Does anyone else feel this way? Thanks for listening.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Cherub's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Depression because of loose skin?

    My husband had gastric bypass 15 years ago. He lost 250 pounds and has loose belly skin like an apron It bothers him and he brings it up less often as the years go by. He is still heavy he was almost 600lbs. So he would need to lose more for him to be a candidate for skin removal. I think that is what keeps him from being depressed. Also he has had it a long time so notices it less.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mbenson5's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Melissa
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    Default Re: Depression because of loose skin?

    If you have any rashes, be sure your dr documents it! It took me a year, but I was finally approved. That was a year ago. Would love to have my arms and legs done, but they will never pay for that. I feel the same though. It makes me look heavier than i am.
    A person's a person, no matter how small! Dr. Suess


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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    02/04/2014
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    Dr stoweres
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    Default Re: Depression because of loose skin?

    Thanks. Original my husband was going to dip into his 401k and let me get surgery with or without approval. Goal was to get stomach, arms, and possible breast done. But he works for Halliburton. In the last 4-6 months they have laid off 1100 people. Thank God he is still employed but our income has decreased by a 1000 a month due to loss in overtime and knowing our luck if we took out the money he would loose his job. I have made a few complaints about rashes to my pcp and did get the records recently. I have also made appts with a dermatologist and shrink. I read over the list of denials and our trying to cover them all. �� The only one I can't is taking oral meds. I haven't been on those for rashes.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Muted_Tummy's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Depression because of loose skin?

    I've met lots of vets who got surgery through the care card. They prioritized what bothered them and was hindering a happy life and got several consults and then did it. Most seem to opt for a tummy lift, second to boob lift (often without implants to be cheaper)

    I am open to this. Dunno how I'll feel and look in a few years. Won't hesitate to get a loan to get to where I want to be. I am guessing boobs will bother me more than tummy but who knows. Hoping I don't care.
    Highest Weight: 281 lbs. (2.29.16)
    Official first surgeon weigh in: 274 lbs (3.18.16)
    Surgery weight: 264.2 (5.31.16)

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    M1: -21.6
    M2: -7.6
    M3: -13.4 (5 week month)
    M4: -9.6
    M5: -8.2
    M6: -7.6
    M7: -6.6
    M8: -6.6
    M9: -4.6



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    Default Re: Depression because of loose skin?

    I have read a lot about depression after surgeries. I think that it is natural because the immediate image after surgery is not that picture we all have in our head. It does go away of course you just have to hang in there. I have had a lo of discussions with a therapist even before the surgery because I have a history of depression so I was worried, what kind of reaction I might have after surgery. My therapist have talked with me for many hours and he allowed me to try and use marijuana to help me with depression. I tried different forms of marijuana but right now I am using edibles. I prefer them the most because they seem like the easiest way to ingest them. I have tried different brands and right now I am using one that I ordered from https://www.koalitymedicinals.com/. I really like it. The product really helps me plus I really like the fact that I can always order them online. Their prices are really attractive for me as well as the shipping is really fast. I hope that this helps you out a little bit

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