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  1. Joei

    December 19th date.

    Should I ask for a surgery date or do they automatically just give it to you? October 17th will be my last visit to my PCP and he will sign off on my 3 month diet plan. I have my Cardiologist and Psychologist appointments already in September. All of my other test/requirements have been completed. Now I see people on here who have surgery dates scheduled all the way to December. I don't want to rock the boat but I don't want to wait until the last minute either. I must have this done before the end of the year due to my deductible having met completely met for this calendar year.
  2. I was just notified that my Vitamin D level is too low. I have to take vitamin D for six weeks and then test again. Does anyone know if a low vitamin D level will cause my surgery to be pushed back? I'm paying each month for my Cobra insurance so each month that it's delayed that's another month I have to pay. Thanks in advance for any and all responses.
  3. Yea I'm on 50,000 three times a week because my level is at 11. I'm glad .that it may not be a problem. Thanks
  4. Joei

    Haven't told anyone

    Thanks for the info. If I end up having that issue then I'll just have to catch the city bus and come back the next day for my car. But that's my when all else fails. I'll also make sure I don't take any of the pain medicine. I think I'll be okay.
  5. Joei

    Haven't told anyone

    Thanks for the reply. My plan now is to try to stay an extra day. If things are still not where I want them to be, then the hernia repair option is my plan B. Thanks a million.
  6. I will be having bypass surgery hopefully in October. My insurance company (Cigna) denied my claim for a sleep study. Has anyone been able to proceed with surgery without the sleep study.
  7. Joei

    Sleep Study

    Cigna said it wasn't medically necessary. They said an overnight stay was not warranted and a request for a home sleep study would have been approved. If that fails then I'm eligible for the overnight stay. I wish I had known that from the beginning, I would have had this done straight out the gate.
  8. Joei

    Haven't told anyone

    Thanks for the information. My surgery is not going to be until late October if I'm blessed with the earliest possible date, if not, then it'll be in November.
  9. Joei

    Haven't told anyone

    No, I can't afford 45 minutes in a cab. I think I'll just try to stay an extra day to be sure all is okay before striking off. I have a pretty high tolerance for pain. I just have to make it home. I don't have to worry about kids or going to work so I think I'll keep my secret for now. Thanks for the advice. Appreciate cha.
  10. This surgery is such a blessing from God, of course the enemy is going to try to block it. I hope all went well. Stay strong. May he favor of the lord surround you as a shield.
  11. Is there a way to go back into your profile and change your goal weight? I'm getting pumped up reading all the post and I think I want to drop another 15 lbs off my goal.
  12. Praise Jesus. God is so good. I don't mean to get all preachy on you but he makes this happen. I'm glad to see him blessing you and that big beautiful smile of yours. May you continually welcome him to walk with you along this journey. Oh happy day.
  13. Has anyone had any problems with their dentures not fitting after surgery? As of yet I don't have dentures but am considering them before the year is out. My dental and surgery insurance will no longer be available to me next year so I'm trying to get everything done.
  14. Joei

    Denture fit

    Oh gee, I was afraid of that. I go to the dentist on 7/26.
  15. I I'm new here and trying to see if anyone has information on Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh. Interested in any sort of timeline or do and don'ts.
  16. You awake yet? Wanted to see how you were doing. Hope its not too painful. May God bless you abundantly.
  17. Ok, thanks so much. I see my PCP tomorrow. How are things going for you? You feeling well?
  18. Exactly what pre op test did you have to take? Thought I would take some now to get them out of the way ahead of time.
  19. My surgeon will be Ramanathan. So far I've only gone through the orientation. I was concerned about the six month program Magee talks about online since Cigna only requires 3 months. But they told me at orientation that they go by whatever the insurance company says. Now I'm just waiting for my apt with the surgeon.
  20. I'm new and just curious how do you know when your exact surgery date is, since it's so far away? When do you get the date?

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