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MilknWookies

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    MilknWookies got a reaction from Djmohr in Self Pay in the U.S.   
    Do the qualifications, experience, and support of the surgeon and the program's follow up care not matter? For such a major life changing procedure it seems odd to be searching for the cheapest price rather than the highest quality program. I understand financial limits and concerns, but this is your life you are talking about. In my mind it warrants more consideration than that. I would encourage you to do your research into whichever program you are considering before beginning.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from Djmohr in Self Pay in the U.S.   
    Do the qualifications, experience, and support of the surgeon and the program's follow up care not matter? For such a major life changing procedure it seems odd to be searching for the cheapest price rather than the highest quality program. I understand financial limits and concerns, but this is your life you are talking about. In my mind it warrants more consideration than that. I would encourage you to do your research into whichever program you are considering before beginning.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from Djmohr in Self Pay in the U.S.   
    Do the qualifications, experience, and support of the surgeon and the program's follow up care not matter? For such a major life changing procedure it seems odd to be searching for the cheapest price rather than the highest quality program. I understand financial limits and concerns, but this is your life you are talking about. In my mind it warrants more consideration than that. I would encourage you to do your research into whichever program you are considering before beginning.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from Djmohr in Self Pay in the U.S.   
    Do the qualifications, experience, and support of the surgeon and the program's follow up care not matter? For such a major life changing procedure it seems odd to be searching for the cheapest price rather than the highest quality program. I understand financial limits and concerns, but this is your life you are talking about. In my mind it warrants more consideration than that. I would encourage you to do your research into whichever program you are considering before beginning.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from Djmohr in Self Pay in the U.S.   
    Do the qualifications, experience, and support of the surgeon and the program's follow up care not matter? For such a major life changing procedure it seems odd to be searching for the cheapest price rather than the highest quality program. I understand financial limits and concerns, but this is your life you are talking about. In my mind it warrants more consideration than that. I would encourage you to do your research into whichever program you are considering before beginning.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from HanSolo1977 in Dealing with Boss and Work   
    Your boss has zero right to know anything about your current medical situation or history. HIPPA laws are pretty strict as are FMLA laws. Employers are bound to certain guidelines they must follow. I would file the paperwork with the HR department and tell them that once the paperwork is in order and everything is approved that they can notify your direct supervisor that you will be absent for medical reasons on FMLA leave. No other specifics are required.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from HanSolo1977 in Dealing with Boss and Work   
    Your boss has zero right to know anything about your current medical situation or history. HIPPA laws are pretty strict as are FMLA laws. Employers are bound to certain guidelines they must follow. I would file the paperwork with the HR department and tell them that once the paperwork is in order and everything is approved that they can notify your direct supervisor that you will be absent for medical reasons on FMLA leave. No other specifics are required.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from HanSolo1977 in Dealing with Boss and Work   
    Your boss has zero right to know anything about your current medical situation or history. HIPPA laws are pretty strict as are FMLA laws. Employers are bound to certain guidelines they must follow. I would file the paperwork with the HR department and tell them that once the paperwork is in order and everything is approved that they can notify your direct supervisor that you will be absent for medical reasons on FMLA leave. No other specifics are required.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from HanSolo1977 in Dealing with Boss and Work   
    Your boss has zero right to know anything about your current medical situation or history. HIPPA laws are pretty strict as are FMLA laws. Employers are bound to certain guidelines they must follow. I would file the paperwork with the HR department and tell them that once the paperwork is in order and everything is approved that they can notify your direct supervisor that you will be absent for medical reasons on FMLA leave. No other specifics are required.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from chandras1978 in Newbie   
    I can't comment on your specific surgery, I had RNY, however I can tell you that the money spent on supplements is far cheaper than what I was spending on groceries and eating out every month. My wife, who has not had any surgery, and I spend half what we used to on food including the Vitamin cost. We were spending probably over $100-150 a week eating out and groceries and now we spend maybe $200-300 a month. As to your question about the possibility of complications these are present with any surgery. These should be discussed with your surgeon and you should feel comfortable with everything before you proceed with anything. Good luck!
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from LetItGo in Why did I do this?   
    You just had a major surgery that altered an important organ in your body. I'm not sure anyone could expect to feel like a million bucks. I felt like crap the first 24 hours, but I expected to feel like crap. So was I down? No. Was I happy, cheerful, or full of optimism? No. I mostly wanted to sleep and do my walking and that's about it. The pain goes away as does the swelling until then just take it easy and follow your surgeon's directions.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from LetItGo in Why did I do this?   
    You just had a major surgery that altered an important organ in your body. I'm not sure anyone could expect to feel like a million bucks. I felt like crap the first 24 hours, but I expected to feel like crap. So was I down? No. Was I happy, cheerful, or full of optimism? No. I mostly wanted to sleep and do my walking and that's about it. The pain goes away as does the swelling until then just take it easy and follow your surgeon's directions.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from LetItGo in Why did I do this?   
    You just had a major surgery that altered an important organ in your body. I'm not sure anyone could expect to feel like a million bucks. I felt like crap the first 24 hours, but I expected to feel like crap. So was I down? No. Was I happy, cheerful, or full of optimism? No. I mostly wanted to sleep and do my walking and that's about it. The pain goes away as does the swelling until then just take it easy and follow your surgeon's directions.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from bugsy72 in Help me get these fluids down!   
    My nutritionist at my first follow up appointment said that nobody comes in and says "Yeah, I have been drinking all my Fluid and getting all the Protein in too." Your pouch is likely still swollen and sore from surgery. I would say do the best you can, but it not good to cause yourself to feel sick or in discomfort.
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    MilknWookies got a reaction from bugsy72 in Help me get these fluids down!   
    My nutritionist at my first follow up appointment said that nobody comes in and says "Yeah, I have been drinking all my Fluid and getting all the Protein in too." Your pouch is likely still swollen and sore from surgery. I would say do the best you can, but it not good to cause yourself to feel sick or in discomfort.
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