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Started by JackieP12, Mar 14, 2007 8:28 PM
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    JackieP12

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Posted March 14, 2007 - 8:28 PM

#1
:) Hi all!!

Anyone here from Toledo or Bowling Green area?

I'm a newbie to this site so forgive me if I ask a lot of questions.

Jackie


    maudeispam

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Posted March 15, 2007 - 6:22 PM

#2
Welcome to LBT! I'm not from Ohio, but I have plenty of relatives from that region of the country. I have family in the North Baltimore & Findlay area, as well as other parts of NW Ohio. I just wanted to say hello.


    JackieP12

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Posted March 16, 2007 - 12:27 PM

#3
Wow!! Small world!! That's like 15 minutes to N. Baltimore and half and hour to Findlay for me.

So where are you in the process of banding? I have to go to seminar April 9 and consult with surgeon April 11. Hopefully surgery in May or June. I'm already approved so hopefully this will move along. Had to wait for a year for approval, but it's gonna be worth the wait, I just know it.:clap2:

Hope to hear from you again,

Jackie


    maudeispam

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Posted March 16, 2007 - 1:18 PM

#4
I will be banded two years come July 29, 2007. I had to wait a full year with my insurance too, but it has been well worth it. I have lost around 75lbs thus far and hope to continue to lose! Best of luck in your journey!


    JackieP12

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Posted March 17, 2007 - 4:45 AM

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That's awesome!! I'm so excited about this. I feel like I'm getting a second chance at life, and darn it, I'm not gonna mess this one up!!!! Good luck on your continued weight loss.


    Sassafras

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Posted March 19, 2007 - 9:25 AM

#6
Hi Jackie! I live in Findlay and am working on my 6 month dr. supervised diet and hopefully I can be banded this summer. I am glad to find other people from my area on here....I thought maybe I was the only one!!!:eek:


    JackieP12

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Posted March 19, 2007 - 5:57 PM

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Hi Sassafras,

Glad to meet you!!! :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: I thought I was the only one too, from this area.
I've been approved for surgery, but found out the doctor who was going to do the surgery was out of our network. Thankfully, the insurance company said it wouldn't be a problem to find another doctor. I found one in Maumee and will have the surgery at St. Luke's Hospital, also in Maumee. My husband and I (we're both having the surgery) have to go to a seminar on LapBand on April 9, then a consult with Dr. Duckett on April 11, then appt with nutritionist after that. I hope we can set our surgery dates when we see the doc on the 11th, but not sure how that works.
Keep me posted on your progress and I'll do the same. Maybe we can lean on each other a bit.
Do you have a doc picked for your surgery? Do you know of any support groups down your way?

Talk to ya later,

Jackie


    Sassafras

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Posted March 20, 2007 - 8:52 AM

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Glad to meet you, too Jackie! I'm so excited to find someone from around here! It sounds like you will be getting banded a lot sooner tham me. I am working with Bariatric Solutions at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center. Dr. Kokocharov is the one that will do the surgery. I haven't met with him yet, I think that comes after my next appt with the bariatric physician. I have heard good things about him. I know they have a support group there that I will have to attend after getting banded. Next time I have an appt I will check and see if others can go too and get you the info. I would love for us to have each other as a support!!! My husband is not getting banded, I wish he would. I think it would benefit him. He is being supportive, though so that is good.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!


    JackieP12

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Posted March 26, 2007 - 3:35 PM

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Hi Sassafras,

How've you been? Well, I got a call from my doctor last week and they had to push me and my husband's consultation appointment back a week to April 18.:cry

I told them that we have to have the surgeries by the end of June because my husband just got offered "the job he's been waiting for all his life" as he puts it, and our insurance carrier will change when he takes over the position. Nothing but bumps in the road!!!!:phanvan :phanvan :phanvan I keep telling everyone by the time we get this surgery it will sure be worth it with all the trouble we've had getting to this point. The lady at the doctors' office told us to contact the new insurance company we were going to switch to and find out if they will pay for any aftercare-because most don't. I asked her how much everything was, like the fills and doctors visits and we were willing to pay out of pocket for those things, but my husband talked to the new insurance company and they said they would pay for 50% of all aftercare!!!!:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: Can you believe it???? I was so excited. I just can't wait to get the surgery, it seems like it has taken so long and so many problems along the way.

I'm not giving up now though, I want this sooo bad, I can taste it.:hungry: LOL!! So to speak!!!

I also found out that St. Luke's Hospital (where we're having the surgery) has a support group for lap banders. Cool huh?

So tell me, how's everything going for you? Any progress?

Talk to you soon, I hope,
Jackie


    Sassafras

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Posted May 21, 2007 - 1:22 PM

#10
Jackie, I am sorry I have not been on here in a long time. I have had a lot going on. How was your appointment? You are probably banded by now! I just completed my last month of my supervised diet and everything is ready to go to insurance but now my husband's work decided not to cover spouses anymore so as of June 1st I have to have insurance through my work. So after June 1, they will send the info to my new insurance which thank God is Medical Mutual also and we will go from there. :) I would be getting ready for surgery if this hadn't happened!


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