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About Slurpee_girl

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  • Birthday 11/15/1967

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    Eager to be healthy, active, and social again!
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I'm committed. Lifestyle change, here I come. Going for a VSG September 24, 2013.

UPDATE--Surgery scheduled for Sept 24

7/11 info seminar, doctor not covered

7/13 BMI 36 WGT 225

7/24 sleep study, result obst. Sleep apnea

7/25 info webinar, first doctor

8/5 psych eval

8/6 info seminar second doctor

8/7 PCP visit. WGT 222

8/9 first consult, first doctor

8/9 follow up appt. w/ psych

8/13 info session third doctor

8/14 opened case with insurance

8/15 first consult/ second doctor

8/15 consult gastroenterologist

8/21 second sleep study, cpap

8/22 first nut appt

8/22 hospital class

8/22 nut class

8/22 final docs submitted to insurance

8/22 Ins needed 2 year history submitted

8/23 case got sent to Medical Director of Insurance since in the system too long. Said stil needed Sleep Study, Post Op Plan, and H&P

8/26 Called Insurance, docs not received, called Surgeon's office and wanted them to close my case and I would move on to another doctor. Talked out of it. 15 minutes later needed documents were at the insurance.

8/28 Surgeon's office called said I was DENIED.

8/28 Surgeon's office had Peer to Peer call with insurance...Ins wanted two more documents.

8/29 submitted mother's and Husbands support statement

8/29 submitted addendum from Psych about lifetime commitment

8/29 Surgeon's office called said I was Approved!

9/3 Labs and Tests at hospital (EKG, blood work, ultra sound, X-rays)

9/3 meet with Hemotologist

9/3 Met with PA at surgeon's office

9/5 picked up CPAP machine

9/16. Hospital Nurse Interview

Age: 54
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 225 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 165 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 60 lbs
BMI: 26.6
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/09/2013
Surgery Date: 09/24/2013
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
Slurpee_girl's Bariatric Surgeon
Fairfax, Virginia 22033

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