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  1. Well, tomorrow is the big day, FINALLY! I have been on a liquid diet for 5 days and I feel like eating my arm off! I have lost 8 pounds total before surgery, and I can't wait until I reach my goal! For now, I just have to say, I am getting banded tomorrow at 8:30am, North Cypress Hospital, by Dr. Waggoner. Please pray for me and See you on the other side! Ark
  2. Have anyone tried Shakeology for the Pre Op liquid diet? I love Shakeology but I don't know if I should take that or the one my doctor tells me. I am not at that stage yet, hopefully would be there soon! (I can't believe I am actually looking forward to not eating!). So, What Protein Shakes are the best in your opinion?
  3. Hello, I am new to this site, and I have a few questions regarding lap band and Tricare standard. First, I want to say that I have been in this process for 3 months now, on Monday I have my last dietitian appointment until they submit all the paperwork to Tricare. I am 4’9” and weight 208lbs. I have 2 co-morbidities and I also meet the 200% weight requirement. So I am confident I am going to be approved. My first question is regarding SWITCHING DOCTORS PRE SURGERY. I didn’t know I had to get a Tricare physician, so I just went to one I found on my own and I have just found out that I might be stuck with self paying the private surgeon. So, can I switch doctors before submitting the paperwork to Tricare? Do I have to start over? Do I change doctors after Tricare approves? My second question is regarding TRICARE STANDARD COPAYS. I thought lap band surgery was going to be covered 100% Now I have read that I might be paying up to 1,000 out of pocket. Is that true? How much money out of pocket did you have to pay with TRICARE STANDARD. Thanks in advance! I look forward to meet you all! I really need support while going through this!

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