Some ten plus years post my gastric bypass <which was successful and I have always been pleased with> I now face bone loss/calcium deficiency and extreme anemia<Iron defic> and since I do not absorb things normally due to this surgery, I wonder if anyone is aware of some successful options to these needed replacements in my system since my insurance company is refusing to pay for the needed Iron & Calcium Infusions (IV) which would cost me over $6,000 and I can't afford. Surely someone else is facing this dilema too I hope?View Thread
I had gastric bypass over 10 yrs ago now. I lost over 120 lbs, have kept it off, felt great and been happy with my decision to do this fully realizing that it was not a miracle FIX and I needed to change my eating habits for LIFE - which I have done. The only draw back I have now faced starting just this year is bone loss <osteoporosis> and extreme iron deficiency due to malabsorbtion issues all relating to this surgery. ASK the surgeon/doctor if they have determined any way to prevent this now, in the years since I had this surgery or IF LAPBAND gives you the same success & outcome WITHOUT this consequences maybe. If it does, personally I would consider that above the gastic bypass. I have had to give myself b-12 injections monthly since the surgery and with the calcium & iron troubles now facing which my insur company is refusing to pay for to give me the IV Calcium & Iron - I am in a tough spot now. THAT would be my biggest concern & question.View Thread
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