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  1. I am extremely disappointed and disheartened by my failure so far. At first everything was great and I went from 220 to 198.4 in 3 weeks. After week 3 however I stalled which I understand is just part of the process. But during week 4 I am steady gaining weight and went from 198.4 to 203.2 on a diet of 700 calories. It should be practically impossible to be gaining weight on that few calories but somehow I'm doing it. I'm so mad that I was in onderland for so little time but now I'm back in the 200s slowly getting back where I started. I truly regret this surgery because all the sickness and discomfort it causes me is for nothing.
  2. Thank all of you guys for your reply. Sorry for not responding sooner but I believe I broke my stall as of today I lost all I gained and then some and I'm now 196.8. So about 1.6 pounds down from my lowest which I'm super happy about. I believe my problem was the amount of salt I was eating and drinking protein shakes. A typical day for me would be a protein shake that would go right threw me a leave me hungry so then I'd have a salty snack or lil crunchies. Then in the middle of the day I'd have a protein bar and then once I was home I'd have a lean cuisine or healthy choice that had a massive amount of sodium. I was so concerned about how many calories I was eating I negcted the other nutritional aspects of my meals. I am now eating only real foods that I make myself and I see a huge difference in my weight and hydration. Also I do not snack anymore because I feel full on real food. My only problem now is because I avoid sodium filled fake food my calorie intake has gotten way low. I'm going to work on that though. Thanks again guys.
  3. After my surgery running 5 hours late I finally got it yesterday. It was a tough night for me but I'm finally feeling better. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  4. Thank you so much can't wait to feel normal again. It is so much better today. thanks so much
  5. Amurillo04

    4 months out

    You look amazing thanks for the inspiration! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  6. Amurillo04

    Insurance Approval Jitters

    Congratulations ❤️ Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  7. Honestly it must be so hard to moderate a forum. I've seen both sides of the story, One of the first post I've seen was someone attacking a person for trying to cheer them up by saying "oh don't be down" and then rants about how fat people are allowed to be sad too. I've also seen generally "abrasive" vets on the forum who clearly have a bit of a superiority issue. Unfortunately when you have a forum on the internet these people clash and there's not much that @@Alex Brecher can do besides try to keep them peace on both sides and I think that he's doing a pretty good job with that without being biased towards anyone. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  8. I wouldn't suggest purposely gaining 30 pounds but if further down the line it happens then you will be able to qualify. Have you considered Mexico ? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  9. Amurillo04

    What happens if I am denied? Please help.

    @@loca_lette813 it's best to call you specific insurance provider and coordinator for that information as all people are different however for me my insurance would deny me if I gained weight (net) AND my surgeon would deny me as well even if my insurance approved. However if your surgeon and coordinator didn't make it clear that you cannot gain weight you may be ok. Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. I didn't have to do one. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. Amurillo04

    Surgery on 8/8!

    I am getting sleeved that day too! Time is going so fast I just had my pre op appointment Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  12. Amurillo04

    Denied :(

    From my experience insurance reps over the phone are extremely untrained in what's needed for each individual plan and that is very frustrating. I'm surprised that your surgical coordinator didn't find out exactly what you needed in the first place. Regardless of that the time will go faster than you think and with a bmi of 50 I doubt you'll be denied once you qualify. Good luck Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  13. Amurillo04

    What happens if I am denied? Please help.

    Normally at least for my insurance they are looking to see if there is a net gain. My coordinator told me that as long as by the end of my 6 month I didn't weigh more then I did originally I would be ok. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. Mine took about 1 business day Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. Finally they sent over my paper work and it's currently pending! I'm so excited but anxious. I'm hoping and praying for a fast approval. Id like to have my surgery in July . Anyone else waiting on approval. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  16. I sent my coordinator all my test results and weigh ins so she will probably be submitting to the insurance Monday or Tuesday. I'm so anxious! I hope I get a quick approval. I'd like to get the surgery mid July. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  17. They submitted on Friday a day or two after I sent it in, Monday was a holiday and I was approved on Tuesday
  18. Amurillo04


    I too was gonna get a September date which would have sucked because I am a student. Luckily she found me August 8th, why don't you ask them if there's a cancellation list so if someone cancels their surgery you'll get there place. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  19. Amurillo04

    Too much pre-op weightloss?

    I would definitely try not to pass the 40 BMI at the very least because you may run the chance of being denied. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  20. Amurillo04

    Peer-to-Peer tomorrow

    @@JennAsVSG I'm sorry that your insurance if you such a hard time. I too have private insurance and I only had to pay for my pysc visit. Maybe in January you can try to look for another insurance company? For now if you feel like the best bet is to get serious and lose it yourself then power to you and good luck:) Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  21. @@KristenLe I haven't been contacted by my doctor I don't know if he saw them or not but I'm kind of assuming there's no problems with it so that's why he hasn't called. Called twice but haven't been called back yet which is pretty expected from them. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  22. I'm really upset right now. My blood and urine sample came back I can see them online. And it looks like I maybe have a urinary tract infection or something because my lymphs are low and epithelial cells are high. It could of course be something else and I will be speaking to the doctor about it but has anyone got their surgery canceled due to UTI's Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  23. That's exactly what I do, I've never commented on a persons post that I thought they were asking a silly question because I don't want/have too, I leave that to the veterans on the forum who may have better input. But I am totally allowed to respond to the person on this post who I agree with. Never have i bullied anyone here but just as I don't comment on people's post I don't agree with neither should you. And it's the Internet your sometimes gonna here stuff you don't want to hear and if your gonna take it to heart and feel bullied by people who you disagree with then that's on you.
  24. Not everyone's doctor sends them home with a robust list of acceptable foods. If everyone is suppose to just eat what their doctor says, seems senseless to have a nutrition section on this forum.I think there's a difference between seeking nutritional guidance and asking if you can eat things that are common sense. Most people have to do nutritional classes to even qualify for the surgery in the first place as well as an orientation. I find it hard to believe that a surgeon just sends you off on your way and doesn't give you any indication that you shouldn't go back to eating normal food especially a week or two after surgery. And even if they didn't You could look in the nutritional part of the forum and figure that out yourself rather than looking for assurance that it's ok to go off track so early but like I said to each there own and at the end of the day we all have our own idea of success on this surgery