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Sue Magoo

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from RobertaTrueBlue2 in I totally messed up my liquid diet...   
    Come on now Ladyinred! Please do this for yourself. I heard that the reason why they put you on a liquid diet pre-surgery is so that your liver will shrink a bit. This makes your band surgery safer.
    The band isn't magic we all have to have some self-control.
    I think on my pre-band liquid diet I could have sugar free popsicles and sugar free fudgsicles. Believe me when I tell you they got me through it, and now I'm a sugar free popsicle addict! I go through a box in a few days. Thank goodness they're only 20 calories each.
    So, go get some popsicles and do the right thing for you, your band, and your commitment to losing this burdensome excess weight.
    Sorry it's preachy, but seems like you need it.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from mrsb305 in 5 months pregnant and upper abdominal pain   
    Hello:
    Have you had your gallbladder checked? I hope whatever it is that it goes away. Please let us know what the doctor says.
    Good luck!
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from mrsNilla in How I got to where I am today   
    Best wishes to you. Can you tell me what Frankenfoods are?
    Thank you.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from Raymia in Blue Cross Blue Shield MA PPO Requirements   
    By the way, all of my info on my profile is wrong. I'm a former bandster. Had it removed in 2013 and have gained back 80% of the weight that I lost with the band. I cannot get sleeved because I have gastroparesis. Would love to get back to the weight on my profile
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from Raymia in Blue Cross Blue Shield MA PPO Requirements   
    Hello:
    I'm considering gastric bypass. My insurance is changing effective 12/1/16 to Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts PPO. I know that bariatric surgery is covered, but I cannot tell what the requirements will be. Anybody know?
    Thanks for your help. I'd like to know now, but if nobody knows, I can find out for sure once I get my insurance card.
    Thanks.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from CBT in Physically preparing for plastic surgery   
    Hello:
    My bariatric surgeon recommended that I increase Vitamin C a couple of weeks before Tummy Tuck. My recovery went well, and my scars are very faded, but that was a long time ago.
    Good luck!
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from joni g in Orbera Success strategies   
    Hi:
    Could you please tell us what it feels like to have the Orbera balloon inside? How did it effect your appetite so far? Any nausea? Is pre-op liquid and postop all liquids for the first XXX period of time?
    Inquiring minds want to know.
    Thank you.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from Alex Brecher in Gastric Balloon Procedure Booked!   
    Hi everyone. I am guessing that because this procedure was just recently approved in the United States that it's not being covered by any medical insurance plans yet, but I could be wrong. Does anybody know the answer? Does anybody know the cost that's being quoted?
    Please share what you know.
    Thanks.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from jess9395 in "Dog Ear" After Tummy Tuck?   
    Hello:
    My surgeon fixed mine for free. She just shot it up with some novacain and cut it off and then put some steri-strips on it. Looked great after it healed. I only had one.
    They shouldn't charge you for this.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from LadyReyven in Can't be up on my feet.....exercise ideas?   
    How about swimming?
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from Eleanora in TMI Topic - Digestion Issues one month post surgery   
    Hello:
    This is going on too long for you not to call your doctor. Perhaps you have an infection in your stomach? You really should call your doctor.
    Please let us know how you're doing.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from KyrieAlaina in Six lbs from personal goal, normal BMI reached!   
    Are you sure that's not a picture of your Mom in the dress, and you in the black outfit? You look fabulous! Congratulations.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from Cupcake in BCBS Il and plastics   
    Some insurance will cover if it's medically necessary - repeated rashes, etc. Most won't cover for just cosmetic reasons. I had mine covered by BCBS several years ago after having repeated rashes, embarrassing pics sent by doctor, etc.
    It really depends on your specific insurance plan as they vary tremendously.
    Good luck!
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from KyrieAlaina in Six lbs from personal goal, normal BMI reached!   
    Are you sure that's not a picture of your Mom in the dress, and you in the black outfit? You look fabulous! Congratulations.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from KyrieAlaina in Six lbs from personal goal, normal BMI reached!   
    Are you sure that's not a picture of your Mom in the dress, and you in the black outfit? You look fabulous! Congratulations.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from innwtitdtity in Soreness help   
    Because you're just 8 days out from surgery you really should call your doctor. You need to make sure it's nothing serious. Please let us know how you're doing.
    Take care.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from TheRealMeIsHere! in Procedure to remove 'dog ears'   
    Hi:
    Dog ears are a part at the end of your scar line after having Abdominoplasty and/or Tummy Tuck. When I had my tummy tuck I had one dog ear. I think after 6 weeks or so the surgeon fixed it in the office. She numbed the area and then made a small incision and made it lay flat again. The only part that hurt was getting the numbing shots.
    Good luck!
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from BeagleLover in Procedure to remove 'dog ears'   
    Hello:
    Recovery was easy. I think there were probably only 3 stitches and some steri strips. Don't think that I had any restrictions other than keeping steri strips on. She took the stitches out about two weeks later.
    Good luck!
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from TheRealMeIsHere! in Procedure to remove 'dog ears'   
    Hi:
    Dog ears are a part at the end of your scar line after having Abdominoplasty and/or Tummy Tuck. When I had my tummy tuck I had one dog ear. I think after 6 weeks or so the surgeon fixed it in the office. She numbed the area and then made a small incision and made it lay flat again. The only part that hurt was getting the numbing shots.
    Good luck!
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from BeagleLover in Procedure to remove 'dog ears'   
    Hello:
    Recovery was easy. I think there were probably only 3 stitches and some steri strips. Don't think that I had any restrictions other than keeping steri strips on. She took the stitches out about two weeks later.
    Good luck!
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from BeagleLover in Procedure to remove 'dog ears'   
    Hello:
    Recovery was easy. I think there were probably only 3 stitches and some steri strips. Don't think that I had any restrictions other than keeping steri strips on. She took the stitches out about two weeks later.
    Good luck!
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from TheRealMeIsHere! in Procedure to remove 'dog ears'   
    Hi:
    Dog ears are a part at the end of your scar line after having Abdominoplasty and/or Tummy Tuck. When I had my tummy tuck I had one dog ear. I think after 6 weeks or so the surgeon fixed it in the office. She numbed the area and then made a small incision and made it lay flat again. The only part that hurt was getting the numbing shots.
    Good luck!
    Sue
  23. Like
    Sue Magoo got a reaction from TheRealMeIsHere! in Procedure to remove 'dog ears'   
    Hi:
    Dog ears are a part at the end of your scar line after having Abdominoplasty and/or Tummy Tuck. When I had my tummy tuck I had one dog ear. I think after 6 weeks or so the surgeon fixed it in the office. She numbed the area and then made a small incision and made it lay flat again. The only part that hurt was getting the numbing shots.
    Good luck!
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from hcabrooks197 in During surgery the tubes tore my throat up so bad I cant eat   
    Please don't wait to call. Infections can be very serious and need to be treated asap.
    Please keep us posted. I hope you feel better soon.
    Take care.
    Sue
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    Sue Magoo got a reaction from kcaves in Insurance vs Self Pay   
    Hello:
    One other thing to find out is if you don't use insurance will any post-op complications related to the surgery be covered. The answer to that might help you with your decision.
    Please share here when you do get the final answer so that we can all learn from your experience.
    Take care.
    Sue
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