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I have been refused a panniculectomy by ins....

By Anonymous June 18, 2012 - 5:18am
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I had the Ruen-Y Gastric Bypass 5 1/2 yrs ago.....I have not had sexual relations with spouse for over 3 yrs.... due to loose skin and the noise it makes and discomfort of it all..... what recourse do I have...I cannot afford to pay for it myself out of pocket I am raising 2 grandsons and am on soc sec disability. I am ANGRY actually PISSED off is a better description hating my life I have gone from a size 24 to size 4 and 6 levis and the damn ins refuses to finish fixing me up I hate looking at my body and will not let ANYONE else see it...I even sleep in the living room on a recliner so as not to have my husband reach for me in the night...and feel my body...what can I do where can I go and who can I get to help me??? Please help me.... I want to enjoy this weight loss but I can't In am ANGRY all the time and it is affecting me mentally and emotionally..... and I have the boys to consider in all this too with my mood swings/ANGER. Dressed I look decent naked I look REVOLTING . I might be 63 but have been told I look 43,.... I want to enjoy my life and CAN'T

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Hello Anonymous,

I'm very sorry to hear the anger and frustration from you about your own body. Is there a reason why your insurance refused to cover the procedure? Will it be covered under certain circumstances? 

If there is no way to get it covered through your insurance, do you have any savings that can help you cover them? There are also certain credit card services that will help pay for your surgery and you can schedule monthly payments with them-- just like a regular credit card. 

Speak to your insurance carrier and discuss whether or not they ever cover the Panniculectomy.

Best of luck,


June 18, 2012 - 6:41am
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