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About karen_marie

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  • Birthday 02/11/1983

About Me

  • Biography
    Like many others, I've been overweight almost my entire life. I looked into gastric bypass back around 2010 but my insurance didn't cover it. Now, years later, my current insurance covers the procedure and I'm sooooo ready for it!
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    Classic cars, interval running, my dogs, family get togethers, video games, YouTube, true crime shows
  • Occupation
    International Project Specialist
  • City
    Pingree Grove
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  1. Here's the appointments I've had, or are coming up, for this surgery. I know this list will grow, since I'll need to do pre-surgical testing (upper GI, chest x-ray, EKG, and blood work) like 2wks out from surgery date, and may have to schedule an appointment to get my primary doc's medical clearance. It's also possible that the pulmonologist might make me schedule a sleep study. Kinda crazy looking at this still in progress list just for pre-op :) My assigned patient advocate at my surgeon's office was already putting in for my insurance approval, so I would just need that and to do these appointments for them to schedule my surgery date! Hoping for late October or early November.

    1. Sat 7/29 - Free WLS seminar with Dr. Wallace
    2. Wed 8/9 - Consult with Dr. Wallace
    3. Wed 8/16 - New patient appt with new primary doc (just moved back to IL this spring)
    4. Thur 8/24 - Psych eval and MMPI test with Dr. Crane
    5. Wed 8/30 - First labs (H pylori, A1C, Vitamin D)
    6. Sat 9/9 - Behavior Series support group session (1 required prior to surgery)
    7. Thur 9/14 - Pulmonologist appointment
    8. Sat 9/16 - Bariatric nutrition class at hospital
    9. Tue 9/19 - Abdomen ultrasound (no food/drink for 6-8hrs prior, BOOO lol)
    10. Fri 9/29 - Individual nutrition eval at hospital