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BabettesFeast

Duodenal Switch Patients
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About BabettesFeast

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  • Birthday August 27

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  1. BabettesFeast

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Oh - I'm so sorry to hear this. See if they can give you some Zofran for nausea and remember, this too shall pass! Sending good thoughts your way
  2. BabettesFeast

    Caffeine!

    Oh God, that means I should start detox-ing now. Surgery is on the 14th.
  3. BabettesFeast

    Caffeine!

    X-Post w/ Nutrition forum: coffee is not mentioned on my pre-op diet sheet, but Protein Shakes sure are. Can I have coffee-shakes (Svelte, Click, etc.)? Would love to compare notes with you all!
  4. Coffee is not mentioned on my pre-op diet sheet, but Protein Shakes sure are. Can I have coffee-shakes (Svelte, Click, etc.) Would love to compare notes!
  5. Hi all - I'm really stressed. My insurance denied my DS surgery. My surgeon is appealing. She's very experienced with this and is tenacious. Surgeon wants me to keep attending pre-op classes/appointments and stay on the schedule for surgery June 14! (Insurance person at her practice says they will likely have an answer w/in 15 days). While I hope I win the appeal, I have to ask: if I'm denied again will I be on the hook for the many doctor's visits, nutritionist, psychologist, pre-op testing, etc. that have led up to this?! Why don't docs confirm the insurance *first* before getting patients in the pipeline and giving what may be false hopes? Thanks in advance for your responses!
  6. Hi all - I'm really stressed. My insurance denied my DS surgery. My surgeon is appealing. She's very experienced with this an is tenacious. Surgeon wants me to keep attending pre-op classes/appointments and stay on the schedule for surgery June 14! (Insurance person at her practice says they will likely have an answer w/in 15 days). While I hope I win the appeal, I have to ask: if I'm denied again will I be on the hook for the many doctor's visits, nutritionist, psychologist, pre-op testing, etc. that have led up to this?! Why don't docs confirm the insurance *first* before getting patients in the pipeline and giving what may be false hopes? Thanks in advance for your responses!
  7. BabettesFeast

    Anyone else financing?

    Hi all - Am very upset to have learned that my "top flight" BCBS PPO will not approve my DS (being done 9 years after a sleeve). Have you found financing through your hospital billing/financial assistance office to be an option? Can't believe I may have to self pay.
  8. Here's a question! My pcp has been after me for years to get a colonoscopy and the pre-visit is this Friday. My DS surgery is scheduled for June 14. What if they can't schedule the actual colonoscopy until after my surgery? How does it all work with rearranged intestines?!
  9. BabettesFeast

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I wish I had magic! Lacking that I'm sending support your way. That waiting really is the hardest part. Sounds like your doc was pleased with today's numbers, though. Hang in there -- you're almost there, but yes it looks a long way off.
  10. I have my one week pre-op diet in hand and while it specifies protein drinks it's a brand that only makes chocolate, vanilla, etc. Have any of you used Click protein powder? It's coffee/mocha flavor and I love it. Don't know if caffeine is on the forbidden list for any of you; I'll ask at my pre-op diet meeting, but wanted to get a head start.
  11. BabettesFeast

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Hi Everyone! I'm new here but not new to WLS. I had a VSG in 2010 and while it worked well for a few years, the next few years were rough and I re-gained. I'm seeing the same surgeon for a DS; she's scheduled it for June 14 (that's when she can get the robot!), even though I don't have official insurance approval yet. So I'm nervous. And excited. I'm a long-happily-married woman of a certain age, with a grown daughter, a perfect Golden Retriever named Stella, and 2 cats, mostly decorative. I live north of Boston and will be having my surgery with Dr. Sheila Partridge at MassGeneral/Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is terrific. Looking forward to following this thread, especially as people start having their surgeries!
  12. BabettesFeast

    Let's Get The Duodenal Switch People Together

    Hi everyone - Trying to resurrect this old thread! I had my sleeve done in 2010 and same surgeon will be doing my DS on June 14! I live in Boston and my surgeon is Dr. Sheila Partridge at Mass General/Newton-Welleseley Hospital. She's just terrific. She'll be using a robot - I'm super excited!
  13. BabettesFeast

    How soon does one poop post-op?

    Thanks ... did you have to stay in the hospital until you pooped?!
  14. How long does it take to poop after surgery? Are poops different - I've read some awful things! Thanks in advance!
  15. BabettesFeast

    Revision from Sleeve to Loop DS

    Hi there -- I'm so sorry to hear about your pregnancy loss. I'm also revising from a sleeve to Loop/SADI. I had my surgery 7.5 years ago and did really well for several years until some major losses and depression led to slow regain over time. The surgeon who did my sleeve will also be doing the DS. For me the key is trusting her. I trust her completely, so what she says is what I do! I've learned what I need to do differently this time to prevent regain. I know that my surgeon has an excellent track record of her DS patients having their diabetes resolve. I hope yours will too!
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