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  • Birthday 10/04/1967

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Hello everyone, 
I recently ran across a Pintrest:WLS link that took me to a blog that referred to BariatricPal and I've not been able to stop reading since.  I'm in the last few weeks of my behavioral modification counseling and will not have a date until completed.
BariatricPal has been a great resource of information.  My biggest worry was trying to figure out what to do when I would get to the pureed phase of post-op, there are so many interesting ideas I may try out a few before hand just for practice.
Although I am morbidly obese, my goal is to improve my GERD.  I researched the Roux-en-Y surgery in 1999 and was told by my insurance company then and again now that this is no a covered procedure, so my appointments with the Bariatric Nutritionist and Psychologist were paid out of pocket.  As of January 1st my insurance company will change and I know that this service will be covered, I am hyped!!  Finally a light at the end of the tunnel!  :D
Talk to you all soon, 

Age: 56
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight Lost: 58 lbs
BMI: 34
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 09/09/2014
Surgery Date: 02/17/2015
Hospital Stay: 6 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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