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    Idaho People?

    Is there anybody out there from Idaho? I am in the Boise area. Just looking to hear experiences!
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    Idaho People?

    Congratulations!!! You are awesome!
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    To Tell Or Not To Tell Your Significant Other

    Please tell him!!!
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    Pre-Op Diet And Hair Loss

    Biotin is amazing! I started using it last month, my surgery will be in December or Janurary. I want to have a lot of hair, so if I loose much after surgery I wont look too scary!
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    Single Ladies: The Opposite Sex

    I havent been approached by a man in years, I will be interested to see if that changes after I loose some weight.
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    Idaho People?

    Dr Valentine is my Dr! He is amazing!! I have a 6month wait for my insurance. I am 4 months along on the wait. St. Lukes has an amazing program! We do cooking classes and support groups! make sure you join us!
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    So I have considered WLS and banding for many years now. I finally decided to get serious about it and spoke with my family Dr. He was all for it and told me that he believed my insurance covered it. I was ecstatic. I have researched everything there is to know about WLS, the bariatric surgeon was even impressed. I’ve been to a seminar and group support meetings and everything keeps telling me that this procedure is my answer to a better life. Well I spoke with my insurance about it and I come to find out that Regence doesn’t cover it. I am so heartbroken. I haven’t cried this much since my son was in the NICU for six weeks. My family doesn’t understand why I am so horribly sad. They are all obese as well. This is killing me. I don’t want to have all of the health problems and die when I’m 40.
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    Thanks guys, I am not giving up. I am looking into any other insurance plans I come across. I am self employed so I have to pay for my health insurance. Does anyone know of any insurance plans that do cover WLS??
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    hair loss ???

    Yes you can buy Biotin pills.
  10. KristinaAshley

    Losing band.... so sad

    I am so sorry. :-(
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    Houston Ladies!

    Good post. I was wondering the same thing. I love torrid bras and lane bryant undies.
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    Surgery Date 1/28/2011

    Congratulations on a surgery date!! I'm jealous!! :-)
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    Ahem...very personal :)

    Good question!!
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    Hey ya Pattie! Im Kristina, thanks for the advice. I decided on the lap band instead of gastric bypass because of the health risks and permanence of the bypass. I dont like the risk factors of the bypass either.
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    Well bust my bubble !!!

    See a different doctor!! Your doctor shouldnt make you cry!
  16. KristinaAshley

    make up?

    I know its awfully cheap and gross, but Mary Kay consultants will give you free lessons. DONT BUY THE MAKE UP though.
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    Newbie to Forum

    Welcome and good luck. Click on your profile picture and that will take you to the edit area! :-)
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    sores in mouth

    Talk to your doctor fersure!!
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    my poor husband

    Haha, oh jeez!!
  20. KristinaAshley

    Dr. Bryan Anderson - Awesome...

    Thank you for posting this. I had decided that I will have Dr. Anderson do my band, this post makes me feel even more sure of him!!

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