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    1 week post gastric bypass

    Finally starting to feel human again. It was such a struggle in the beginning. My colon does not like anesthesia. So much abdominal cramping and bloating! I was so upset thinking made the wrong decision. I watched a lot of YouTubes of other gastric bypass journeys and I never found one that mentioned the soreness and abdominal discomfort. So happy now that I'm feeling so much better now. I now know I did not make a mistake. Still struggling to reach my water and protein numbers on a daily basis. But I know I'm close. So glad I found this support group as it is difficult to go through this alone. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. 1 point

    Insurance frustrations

    that's a head scratcher - yes, it might help to see the original rider. The way this is worded, I'm not sure what they mean..
  3. 1 point

    Insurance frustrations

    Wow, they probably could have put in a bit more effort to make that more clear. Though at first read, I get the impression RnY for morbid obesity is NOT covered. The first bullet seems to eliminate all procedures that aren't bypass or sleeve. The second bullet seems to eliminate bybass specifically (but not sleeve?). Can you post the list of what IS covered? As in "all other provisions as described in your Benefits Provision", and you can do a process of elimination.... P.S. btw I find it weird that the call centre can't just tell you if bypass is covered or not!!!
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    Hi congrats! You said you had short notice , you didn’t have to do the two weeks preop diet?
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    It is such a personal decision. For myself, I decided it was still an okay time to do it. However, my surgery was at an outpatient surgery center. This made me feel more comfortable than being in the hospital near covid patients. Though at least at the local hospital they are keeping covid separate from other patients so you may not even encounter a covid positive person. As someone in healthcare, I can understand that after any surgery you are in a weakened state, but it wouldn’t mean your heart or lung health wouldn’t fight for you. You may be more susceptible to acquiring covid, but it doesn’t mean you would have the worst case scenario if you did. Hope this helps a bit! it definitely is a very personal decision. But know whatever you decide for yourself will be the right one!!
  6. 1 point

    Things I won't miss about being fat!

    Or opening the car door so that I can reach the gas door release. Its the little things. Sent from my LM-G820 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    My biggest fear is it won't work...

    I'm 3 weeks out and I still have that fear. After years of failed diets it's only natural to feel skeptical. I have lost 25lbs since surgery and while that is amazing, I am still doubting myself lol. I'm looking forward to getting back to exercising like I did before surgery. This has been 100% a complete and utter life change. I view my body and food in a completely different light. I know the weightloss will get harder as time goes on but I'm ready for it and enjoying this honeymoon period of easy loss now. Good luck with your surgery! You got this!! Sent from my SM-G988U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Will the heartburn ever go away

    My doctor did at the hospital. He said if I feel up to it, I could try eating mushy foods. From reading the blogs and talking to people I realize every doctor treats their patients different. Im actually going back to liquids on my own . Thanks for the advice
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    Healthier, But Lonelier

    Thank you! ❤️ I appreciate the encouraging words.
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    Favorite Grocery Products

    I had these last night with some salsa and YUM! The regular chips don't do much for me, but these were really food! I'm going to try and make nachos with them!

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