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  1. Need-a-Sleeve

    Super Nurses With Sleeves (Support Group)

    Hi, my apologies, I started this forum & went AWOL! Let me share a bit about my journey. I lost 60 pounds with my sleeve & have kept off between 50-55 pounds since then. Really pleased with the surgery but 3 years later it is just a tool. Your mind has to be ready to change & the fight is the same every day. Will check in more often, as it helps to encourage me as well! Thanks, Jana
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    Super Nurses With Sleeves (Support Group)

    I am taking the Gummy-Vites from Costco or Sam's. I get enough iron from meat & veggies. If I added it in the vitamins, I would never go to the bathroom!
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    Super Nurses With Sleeves (Support Group)

    I hear you! I take the gummy vitamins, fiber, probiotics & calcium. They taste like "candy" but get my counts all on track.
  4. Need-a-Sleeve

    BCBS of Texas approvals or denials?

    IF you have the benefit, the medical policy requires a psych eval & if your BMI is below 40, documentation of two recognized co-morbidities (like sleep apnea & diabetes for example). Your plan (as ALL BCBSTX plans) may differ according to what your employer chose to purchase so best to call customer service for details. Good luck!
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    BCBS of Texas

    There are lots of threads on here about BCBSTX & the process. First thing to do is call customer service number on the back of your ID card and ask if you even have the benefit. (Not all plans are the same even though they have the same carrier.) If your plan covers it, pick your surgeon, go be evaluated and they submit all the paperwork, simple as that. Good luck!
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    Super Saturday Weigh In

    Stalled for the 3rd week in a row at 175 but at least I know why! (Not enough water & not enough gym!) Hopefully will be able to get back to a routine schedule after the first of the year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to my fellow sleeve buddies!
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    Pre-op weight 220lbs or under

    Go to your patient profile (under your name) and change the numbers there, it will update the ticker.
  8. Need-a-Sleeve

    Any POST-op Sleevers with asthma?

    Have had asthma for 56 years, the only problem I had was the acid reflux would start me coughing and then go into an attack. After the sleeve, Dr. Nick puts you on IPPB (intermittant positive pressure breathing) treatments and I had no problems whatsoever. During the late fall with ragweed out, I started having problems but got back on the Singulair and all is good again. Good luck!
  9. Need-a-Sleeve

    Super Saturday Weigh In

    Down another pound and very happy with that! Have a great week everyone!

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