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  1. I live in Henderson, TN and work in Booneville, MS. I wish I could meet someone or talk to someone around my area also. I love this community. Everyone is so kind and thoughtful. I have basically been withdrawn from everyone for so many years...it feels so good having everyone to talk to......Hugs and Kisses to Everyone!!! I mean it...Every word warms my heart..
  2. My appointment is 9/16/11.....someone just told me that I need to lose atleast 10-15lbs before I weigh in with my surgeon. Please help if you know any suggestions. Ive been exercising and eating lower calorie foods but I need more help......Sarah
  3. Hi Norman!! Im really sorry about your insurance situation. Please let me know what happens. I have Anthem also and have been preapproved. Wow that is like exactly what you didnt need after surgery. You are trying to enjoy your new life and BOOM this happens. I will pray for you. Keep me informed, Sarah
  4. Thank you! I called my doctor and he said he does want me to drop as much as possible before I come in for the pre-op visit. He said my surgery could be as early as Monday so I have been doing the liquid diet and exercising. Thank you everyone for your advice! Sarah
  5. Hi!! Its me again!!! Just anticipating my pre-op visit on 9/16/11. Im sitting here wondering why some ppl have to do the 14 day liquid diet and some just do the npo the night before. Just want to know what the doctors told some of yall was the purpose of it. ......thanks bunches!!!!
  6. Thanks for your reply!! I will just go to my appointment assuming that I am going to have to do it also that way it wont be a shock to me. What do you have to drink and how often? Sarah
  7. Thanks. I will watch a video and see how that works. Great idea!!!! Sarah
  8. When i had my abdominal us for pre-op the us tech told me that my liver was normal size so I might not have to do it...? Thanks for your reply. I was just trying to see if my surgery would be put off for the liquid diet. Im just being impatient. Whatever will be will be. Ill let you know what happens... Sarah quote name='MelissaAnd' timestamp='1315375803' post='204461'] My doctor required it to shrink the fatty tissue around the liver.
  9. uromanager72

    Packing and ready

    Good luck and all the best wishes to you. I will pray for your mom and for you to have a safe trip,surgery and to be as relaxed as you can be during this major change in your life. Everything will be fine. Just think positive and stay in contact with all of us. We will all be here for you. Sarah quote name='tjharmon' timestamp='1315355417' post='204349'] ok--so I leave for Tijuana in the morning--I am currently packing--I thought I had calmed down a little for the last week from all the nerves, but the nerves are back!!!! I have spent the day with my elderly mom--and now I am thinking things like how much she needs me--and things like that--oh man--if I hadn't already paid... Anyway, I am leaving tomorrow--surgery is first thing Thursday morning--pray for my nerves to settle down a bit--talk to ya'll when I get back
  10. Hi everyone!!! I have completed everything in my process to getting the sleve....now I have the pre-op surgeon visit on 9/16/11. When the nurse called to schedule it, she said to be prepared to stay 3-4 hours. Why??? Just wondering what all they do and go over during this visit. Thanks for your help in advance my friends. Sarah
  11. uromanager72

    "administration fee"

    Hi!! My surgeon requires $500.00 upfront before surgery and I have insurance. Hope this helps!!
  12. uromanager72


    Hi!! I know how you feel. I just got approved and now I am waiting on getting the labs/xrays next week, then I have to go to Memphis and talk with my surgeon and then ......schedule my surgery, so I am a little further behind you. This is what I have been doing.......I have been getting myself a new schedule on my daily routines, cleaning and re-decorating my house and getting organized and exercising everyday and when I get the overwhelmed feeling of "I want my surgery now" I make myself drop the thought because it will be here before you know it. Dont rush time. I have had to learn this throughout this process. Just change your thought process when it happens to you. I hope this helps........please know that all your dreams are just around the corner.....so look forward to them and dont be hard on yourself by worrying so much...just relax and take a deep breathe and think about the future....... but enjoy today.
  13. Well i finally got my approval. The funny thing was, my husband called me after the mail ran to tell me that a letter was there from Anthem (my ins.) I said OPEN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He said that it was an approval letter for my surgery. I was so excited I screamed so loud!!! Well an hour later my surgeon's office called and told me that I was approved also. I am so so so so happy that this part of this experience is over. I saw my surgeon's staff for initial consultation on 8/3/11, on 8/15/11 my info was submitted to my insurance carried or they said thats when they received it and on 8/18/11 I was APPROVED!!! Well now I have to start a whole new mental process for these next steps. I have been exercising and eating healthy for 3 weeks now to prepare for surgery.....I feeel so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. uromanager72

    Hi, new and SOOOOO ready to start my process

    Hi!!!!! Dr. Woodman is my surgeon. He is a wonderful surgeon. When ppl say that he has no bedside manner, its bascially that he does not want to hear excuses. He just wants ppl to admit to their eating disorder or weight issues and be honest. So many ppl lie and make excuses to him and he just calls them out if they do. Like if someone died in your family and you ate (emotionally) and went to his office for checkup and you gained some weight.....he dont like that. He says you eat because you eat.....nobody or nothing can make you. He just wants all of us to know that we are the ones that control our bodies......some ppl call it mean, i call it being straight forward and honest. I am glad to find you. I have been looking for someone kind of close to my location. I am in Henderson. My insurance didnt require the 6 month diet program....just psyh eval, dietitian and 5 yrs of recorded weight history. I was just approved yesterday. I will have my labs and xrays done next week, then come to Memphis to Dr. Woodmans office to discuss the surgery with him and schedule the date. I am so excited!! Hope to hear from you.. I dont have any info regarding pre-op and post-op diet or anything yet but when I hear something I will keep you posted. ttys
  15. Hi Stephanie! I thought at first I would have to do the 6 month diet and i did 2 months of it, then i found out Anthem BCBS didnt require it so I was very lucky. I am hoping to have the surgery soon. This will be a new beginning for me in a couple of ways. My job of 11 years as a Medical Specialty Office Manager will end in December this year due to the doctor I work for is retiring. I am really excited. I hope everything goes for you quicky and stress-free as possible.
  16. Hi!! No they haven't given me a date yet. They said I had to get all the labs and xrays and EGD done then I will see the surgeon and he will set date. His nurse said he will make me lose weight prior to surgery 15-30 lbs....for safety purposes. I have been exercsing and eating healthy for 3 weeks like crazy.......I hope I can lose the required weight. Why do you have to wait till 9/7/11 to submit your insurance the info?
  17. Got my approval letter today in the mail from my insurance co. and 1 hour later my surgeon's office called to notify me!!!!!!! i screamed so loud!! Thank you for replying to my comment. It helped alot. I have Anthem Blue Cross Blue Sheild insurance. I am so thrilled. I will have my x-rays and labs done next week and then i will meet with my surgeon for all the pre-op details and to schedule surgery. I'm soooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Its been 8 days since all my information was turned in. The waiting is killing me.....anyone else waiting????
  19. HI!!! I am trying to make friends with anyone in the Jackson, TN area or North MS area who is having or has had done the VSG or Band.........Hope to hear from someone soon!!!!
  20. Morning!! Let me know what they tell you when you call. I might call mine too. Im so anxious/excited/stressed all at the same time. If I get denied it will be a huge let down and right now I need some good news in my life. ttys...Good Luck!!!!!
  21. What type of insurance do you have? I have Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield through Toyota Corp.
  22. Thanks!!!! Thats a perfect way to look at it! Thanks!! I see my dietician saturday...one more step closer....I need to find some goals and things I havent been able to do and make me a list. I believe that will help so much.
  23. I started my 6 month diet program yesterday. I am so excited but sad that I have to wait that long . I know time flies....but I'm so tired of being overweight and feeling ugly....Its such a big part of my life 24/7, feeling fat, feeling ugly, cant find anything to wear, hope no one sees me.......I want to have a new life....new me....happier me. I am thankful that this opportunity has become available, I just hate the waiting. I hope I meet some friends on here.....I need someone to talk to. Sarah
  24. Susan...that was very encouraging and sweet. BOY..I need this community. Everyone here is so helpful. I feel a bond with everyone and I dont know anyone......I will be patient and not get overwhelmed with all that "will be". It "will be" and thats all that matters. I am very happy for you and thank you for your kind words. They came at the right time. Sarah

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