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About VTR1967

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  • Birthday 06/27/1967

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    Healthy living; Gym; Work; Travel
  • Occupation
    Real Estate Appraiser
  • City
    Ft Lauderdale & Charlotte, NC
  • State
    North Carolina & Florida
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[size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b][b][b][color=#222222][b][color=#222222][size=1][b][color=#222222][size=3][b][b]I have started my process...going thru the testing now. I had a full blood panel done, which revealed that I am basically healthy. BMI is 37, so my insurance requires a comorbidity (fortunately I only need one comorbidity). My blood pressure is consistently 125/75, which is good. My HDLs and LDLs are a little out of whack (overall cholesterol is 228 - needs to be less than 190). I met with the pulmonary specialist and have a sleep study scheduled for Mon 7/8/2013. He seems to think I may have sleep apnea, due to my neck size (17"), smaller throat and larger tonsils - sleep apnea could be my comorbidity. [/b]

[b]UPDATE 7/29/2013: I have been diagnosed with Moderate Sleep Apnea...which means I have 24 'episodes' or 'apneas' per hour (every 2.5 minutes). Now that I have my comorbidity I need for insurance, we are submitting the first of next week. I have had my Psych eval done and meet with the dietician on Thursday (8/1/2013). [/b][/b][/size][/color][/b][/size][/color][/b][/color][/b][/b][/b][/font][/size]

[size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b][b][b][color=#222222][b][color=#222222][size=1][b][color=#222222][size=3][b][b]UPDATE 8/7/2013: Everything is done and the Insurance has been filed! I expect an answer in 1 week and then we can schedule Surgery!![/b][/b][/size][/color][/b][/size][/color][/b][/color][/b][/b][/b][/font][/size]

[size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b][b][b][color=#222222][b][color=#222222][size=1][b][color=#222222][size=3][b][b]UPDATE 8/8/2013: Insurance APPROVED within 48 hours! BlueCross - Awesome! Surgery scheduled for September 3, 2013. [/b][/b][/size][/color][/b][/size][/color][/b][/color][/b][/b][/b][/font][/size]

Age: 55
Height: 6 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 282 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 185 lbs
Goal Weight: 185 lbs
Weight Lost: 97 lbs
BMI: 24.4
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/20/2013
Surgery Date: 09/03/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
VTR1967's Bariatric Surgeon
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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