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About WalkOnWaking

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  1. WalkOnWaking

    Post-op pain

    I would fill the narcotic med prescription and discuss non NSAID options with surgeon. Better to have stronger stuff on hand and not need it, than need it and not have it.
  2. WalkOnWaking

    2nd day post op.

    And you are still swollen from surgery. Slow and steady. Get your fluids and protein.
  3. WalkOnWaking

    It's all so surreal...

    Very inspirational start on your journey!
  4. Keep in mind, its not the insurance carrier, but the plan that they are administering. I had a BCBS policy last year when I had my surgery, and a good friend did also. My BCBS plan had a 6 months supervised weight loss visit requirement as part of their medical policy. Mental health evaluation, and starting BMI of 35 due to my comorbidities (would have been 40 if no comorbidities). My friend had surgery last summer, but was self-pay in Mexico. Her plan, even tho the same BCBS policy in the same state, EXCLUDED bariatric procedures. My employer and her employer did not purchase similar plans with BCBS. It's all in what the employer wants to pay for (for those that have employer health benefits).
  5. I'm surprised that no one has mentioned it yet. I was told on my first visit with the surgeon. That way, you are not blindsided as prettyCali916 mentioned. I had been in touch with my insurance carrier and knew my max out-of-pocket (did not have a separate bariatric deductible). By the time I got to the surgery, I had no payments to make. I had met my max out-of-pocket 2 months prior.
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    I am free to eat anything else as of 5 weeks out, except the above veggies and raw nuts. Every surgeon has their own way and to me it's not very restrictive. I was on liquids 2 weeks post-op. Soft foods as tolorate thru week 4. Then week 5 no restrictions other than above. I am ok with following his requirements.
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    I was told broccoli, asparagus, lettuces, and Brussels sprouts were off my list for a year. Something about the texture being too rough even when cooked. But every surgeon has their own rules it seems.
  8. Me too, Steph Anne. I plan to be far above the "average" for a sleeve. I didn't come this far to turn back now!
  9. WalkOnWaking

    A Stall Has Died (not a Star is Born)!

    I have lost 2 inches in size overall but also a cup size. Now a C. Lol
  10. WalkOnWaking

    A Stall Has Died (not a Star is Born)!

    Guess I am the only one. Bummer.
  11. WalkOnWaking

    A Stall Has Died (not a Star is Born)!

    For the ladies out there, have you noticed any significant changes in um...how shall I say it? Cup size? I swear, I have deflated balloons now!
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    A Stall Has Died (not a Star is Born)!

    @@meganliz0824 Thanks! Trying to walk more too (my dog has yet to object going for another walk!). I have a treadmill to walk on indoors when the weather is cold to be out long, and my dog has learned to run on it. And he love love loves the treadmill. He can do 5mph, at an incline of 5, for 5 miles twice a day. He's getting more buff than me! I am working from home, so the best I can do is a slow walk (2mph) so that I'm not out of breath talking on a conference call. If its just something I have to listen to, then I can up the speed and/or incline and use my headphones to listen. I just have to remember to jiggle my mouse every 15 minutes or my screen locks up and they think I'm not listening. If I could only figure out how to train the cat to play with the computer mouse, I'd have it made! HAHA!
  13. Check with a SUPERVISOR at your new insurance company. I had the same thing happen to me (a different surgery). They allowed me to see the surgeon as an In-network doc even tho he was out of network for the follow-up period. Same thing for the physical therapy. I had 3 more surgeon visits and 12 or 14 (2x a week) physical therapy visits covered at the in-network benefit but saw folks out-of-network. It can be done on a case-by-case basis. The reps in customer service can't do it but a supervisor can.
  14. WalkOnWaking

    HELP! Cant stop eating!

    It is hard not to give 'stock' answers with so little information provided. Honestly, it would be helpful to know how much you started at, and where you are now, what your goals are, what you are eating and Water volume intake.