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donnad0118

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. I had VSG & hernia repair on July 10th. I thought the shoulder pain was from gas too. It shoots through my left shoulder and goes up the side of my neck. I have noticed it gets worse the more I drink. It hurts so bad at times I want to cry....and I have a high tolerance for pain. I mentioned it to my doctor today, it he didn't seem to overly concerned. How do you get some relief from the pain???? Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. donnad0118

    Anyone in north carolina

    Hi Denise! I'm in Fayetteville too!! Where are you having surgery? Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. donnad0118

    Anyone in north carolina

    Fayetteville Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. donnad0118

    NC?

    Hi vbrewer82!! Just wanted to check and see how you were doing...i finally have a surgery date...July 10. Hope you are doing well since surgery!!! Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. donnad0118

    July Sleevers!!!

    So just left having my EGD....everything looks good...he did say he found a small hiatal hernia, but we can fix that during surgery....12 days till surgery!! I am excited!!! Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    July 2017 Surgery Group

    So just left having my EGD....everything looks good...he did say he found a small hiatal hernia, but we can fix that during surgery....12 days till surgery!! I am excited!!! Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    July Sleevers!!!

    I am July 10th also. I just started my pre-op diet today. Fayetteville North Carolina here Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    July 2017 Surgery Group

    Well, today starts my 2 week preop diet....1st protein shake down...praying this is not too much of a struggle, even though I know it will all be worth it in the end!!! Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. donnad0118

    Liquid Diet starts today!

    I start my preop diet on Monday (surgery July 10) and I am thankful it is not liquid only. I do have to have 2 protein shakes per day (2 meal replacements) 3.5 oz of lean protein and I am able to eat all the non starchy vegetables I want, along with sugar free popsicles and jello. I am excited to finally be on this 2 week countdown! We can do this!!! All for a healthier you!!! Best of luck!!! Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. donnad0118

    July 2017 Surgery Group

    Wow! It's beginning to feel real....just left my last nutritionist appointment....start preop diet on Monday and surgery is scheduled for July 10th...don't have official approval from insurance yet, but said she feels strongly that we won't have any issues!!! Let's get this party started!!! Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    July Sleevers!!!

    I just got a call from my surgeon's office. We can move surgery up from the 24th to the 10th.....with one condition....my cpap machine HAS to be delivered this week so I can get my 2 solid week report in before then...I am excited and noe stressing that it won't get here in time!! Please say a prayer that they call me soon to deliver!!! Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    July 2017 Surgery Group

    7/24 Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. Hi Everyone...I am new here and have been reading through many of the boards. I know that Tricare has just recently added the gastric sleeve to their approved procedures and wanted to see if there was any new information from people who have used them. I have my first consultation next week and I am curious at how long they require documentation of weight loss. Is it 6 months or 3 months? I see so many conflicting answers and the website does not specify. I have Tricare Standard North (Tricare Reserve Select to be exact). The surgeons office told me today that their average wait from first consultation to surgery is about 12 weeks. That leads me to believe that it is only 3 months? Anybody have any recent experience with this? Thanks in Advance!!
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    July Sleevers!!!

    I have a tentative date of either July 7 or 10th....I am in Fayetteville, NC. Whereabouts are you? Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. So, I have a question for those of you that have already been approved. My surgeon's ask my PCP for 5 years of weight records. Well, I can only come up with 4. I have reached out to the surgeon's office to see if this was a problem. She told me that most companies only actually look at the last 3 years but she would look in to the specifics of my insurance and get back to me. I am a nervous wreck and would hate to have come this far for me not to get approved over 1 year.....I have 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014....does anybody have any experience with this situation? I have Tricare Reserve (standard). I am suppose to get sleeved in early July....I don't want any set backs now!! Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. Fayetteville, NC here [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G935V using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. donnad0118

    NC?

    That's awesome! I hoping for a May surgery too! I am seeing Dr. Grantham & Dr. Washington in Pinehurst.
  18. donnad0118

    NC?

    No not yet....I am just beginning this journey....I see the surgeon this Monday along with the nutritionist and my psych eval. They told me at the information session that the turn around period is usually about 12 weeks, so I'm hopeful! Do you have a date yet? What doctor are you using?
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    NC?

    Fayetteville here :-)
  20. Hi everyone! I am fairly new here. I am just beginning my journey. I have been to my information session and that is it However, I got really excited today!!! I just left my PCP's office and she totally supports the idea of me having WLS!!! One step closer....now to see the Nutritionist, surgeon and have psych eval on Monday!!! Let's get this party started!!! :-) I can't wait!!!
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    Lbs

    That's awesome!!! You got this!!!
  22. Hey...I'm in Fayetteville! Where are you having your surgery? I am going to FirstHealth in Pinehurst.
  23. Fayetteville, NC here but getting sleeved in Pinehurst, NC
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    Tricare Standard & Their Requirements

    Thank you so much for the info! I, too, am right at that 40 BMI and was curious how that would play out. I know I have seen some others who had to lose weight and if I did it would make me not qualify. I do not have a comorbidity, that I know of. I am borderline hypertension and I have never been tested for sleep apnea. I am sure they will send me for this test though. I go tomorrow for my first consultation with the surgeon, so I pray all goes well and I hear some good news. I didn't realize that you became more fertile after the surgery. I had a tubal back in 2009, so I am good there. I thought the cap was like $1000 or $1500, but I could be wrong. Guess we will both find out soon. Let me know how everything goes. It would be great to keep in touch with someone with the same stats as me. Best of Luck to you!!!
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