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  1. Hi, I am narrowing down surgeons and because I am a self pay I am trying to find out as much info as possible. I am looking for a US surgeon that does the sleeve using the spider. Has anyone used Dr. Yu ? I have also inquired about Dr. Qubbeman and had very positive responses. I am so thankful for this forum because I feel overwhelmed and I am finally ready to move forward asap, now I just the Dr. So if you know of any surgeons doing the spider single incision surgery, I would be truly grateful for any information! I live in Ohio and as far as I can tell there is not a Dr. here that does this paticular type of surgery. I wish traveling was not the only option, but I will. Thank you all so much for your opinions, your kind words and the endless time that I know you have researched to help so many (like me)! Best wishes to all in their journey to a better you!!!
  2. You keep that positive attitude. You are going to do great. I am 13 days out and doing very well. Walking is SO important and makes you feel better. Wishing you all the best!
  3. Hi everyone, I had surgery on the 27th and my Dr. has you stay 3 nights, so I came home yesterday. The pain was the worse on day 2 but even that was really tolerable. Getting in my liquids and just have soreness in the belly area. Just so happy that my journey can now truly begin! Thanks for everyones support! Tracy
  4. Thanks everyone! I am leaving for the hospital right now.
  5. Hi everyone, just wanted to say thanks for the support and encouragement that this forum has given me and the wealth of information that help to lead me to this decision. Wishing everyone being sleeved tomorrow a safe surgery and a speedy recovery!!!
  6. 1tracy

    Surgery date tomorrow

    Best wishes to you! You are on your way to the new you!:dance: I will be sleeved July 27TH (another firecracker :usa: )!!!!! Take care !
  7. Thanks so much for the info!!!!
  8. 1tracy

    Red Velveter's

    So good to see you girls back!!! I am amazed on how well each of you are doing, congratulations to each and everyone of you!!! Right before the Red Velvet gang was sleeved, I would read your post and you girls made me laugh, so happy to follow along in the journey. Wishing you continued success!!!:cheer2:
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    4 days post op

    Congrats to you and keep up the good work! Take care of yourself and I am so glad things went well!
  10. Congratulations on being sleeved and doing so well, you certainly deseve it! I am so sorry for all that has happened in the past....I know what it is like to lose a sister/brother and it is hard. Wishing you the best, I will be cheering you on, and looking for new posts!:cheer2:
  11. 1tracy

    lab result came back bad

    Don't fret...it sounds as if everything will be taken care of. Sending healing thoughts your way!
  12. 1tracy

    Approval e-mail today

    Just had to say congratulations and I am so glad it has all came together! Wishing you the best!
  13. Congratulations fellow July 27TH sleever! Wishing you all the best!:cheer2:
  14. Congratulations....I am so happy for you. I will be sleeved the 27TH of July. ( Cheers to you Ruby for the same day). Wishing you all the best!
  15. Thanks for posting!! It is truly an incentive for those of us not yet sleeved. You look great and I have to say it too....younger....yay! So happy for you!:cheer2:
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    Pay or Insurance

    Hi, my insurance would also only cover the bypass (VSG was considered experimental) I knew from knowing people who have had bypass surgery- it just was not the wls choice for me. So I am a self pay (bummer, I think insurance should cover it ) and looked around for a surgeon I felt comfortable with and by the end of next month I will be sleeved. I know it will be the best money spent! Best wishes to you on your journey!
  17. Congratulations! You have every reason to be excited. I will pray for you and all the other sleevers for a safe surgery and the speediest recovery! Go get em!!!!!!!!!!!:cheer2:
  18. 1tracy


    Congratulations on being sleeved!! Take care of yourself.....you are on your way!
  19. You will be well prepared! I think that is great! I think your transtion after surgery will be smooth and you will continue with success. I sent you a PM and I wanted to thank you for the reply. Best wishes to you on your surgery!!!
  20. Hi everyone, I have a surgery date of July 27TH. Since I am a self pay (big bummer, my insurance still considers this surgery "experimental" ): I did not have to do a 6 or 3 month diet (which I can see the benefits of) and I am wondering if I will be mentally prepared for surgery and all that it entails. Do you have any suggestions ? Is there any reasons I should seek counseling of any sorts? My Dr. does not require any type of diet before surgery, so I am starting protien shakes to replace 2 meals a day now to help with the transition before surgery and to also help with weight loss/fatty liver. Thanks for any advice, I appreciate each of you! Tracy
  21. Hi, I am looking for any tips on shakes/powders that are the protein isolate/isolate protein that you may have liked. I am at a lost. Thanks
  22. Thanks Joan, you certainly gave me some great strategies to work with and I am going to really think things over and come up with a positive plan of action before surgery and pray it works!:pray2:
  23. Thanks for the reply, your time will be here before you know it and you will be prepared! Best wishes to you along your journey!
  24. Congratulations on the surgery date sister! Best wishes and safe travels. Keep me posted!

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