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WLS4ME33

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from Sara35 in Constantly hungry   
    I ate grits and cream of wheat. Cream Soups seemed to help me stay full longer too.

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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from Sara35 in Constantly hungry   
    I ate grits and cream of wheat. Cream Soups seemed to help me stay full longer too.

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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from thatch in YouTube Channels???   
    Thanks! No frills is always a plus in my book lol.

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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from jjh5665 in Middle GA(2018)   
    Hi.! Congratulations!!!! How are you doing since surgery?? I’ll be having the sleeve on May 16th in Macon.



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    WLS4ME33 reacted to jjh5665 in Middle GA(2018)   
    Hey there,
    I had gastric bypass on March 26, 2018 and I'm from Middle GA. Had my surgery in Atlanta.
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from maybelle in Medicaid   
    I’m not really sure about Amerigroup. When I first decided to have surgery I googled the requirements for my insurance. I needed a BMI of 35 or higher with at least one comorbidity, 6 months of physician supervised diet, labs, UGI, Psychological evaluation, sleep Study, and a few other things. Google the requirements for Amerigroup, but I know there are a lot of people on here that have your same insurance.


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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from maybelle in Medicaid   
    I’m not really sure about Amerigroup. When I first decided to have surgery I googled the requirements for my insurance. I needed a BMI of 35 or higher with at least one comorbidity, 6 months of physician supervised diet, labs, UGI, Psychological evaluation, sleep Study, and a few other things. Google the requirements for Amerigroup, but I know there are a lot of people on here that have your same insurance.


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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Medicaid   
    What plan do you have with Medicaid?? I have WellCare and am almost done with my requirements.
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from Changingbodies in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Hi everyone! I am a “newbie” here, and I’m also new to the *Wonderful World of Weight-loss Surgery*. I started my process in November, my insurance requires a consecutive 6 month physician supervised diet,my appointment next week will make month 3 for me(halfway mark yay!!). This is my first time making a post, I mostly get on here to just read research, but I noticed that everyone is either post-op, or already on the liquid diet, so I’m looking for people to connect with that are currently still going through the process before approval like me...a little about myself: My name is Jaz I am 25yrs old.
    MY STATS:
    Height: 5”6
    CW: 243(give or take)
    HW: 250
    GW: 140
    BMI:39
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from Changingbodies in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Hi everyone! I am a “newbie” here, and I’m also new to the *Wonderful World of Weight-loss Surgery*. I started my process in November, my insurance requires a consecutive 6 month physician supervised diet,my appointment next week will make month 3 for me(halfway mark yay!!). This is my first time making a post, I mostly get on here to just read research, but I noticed that everyone is either post-op, or already on the liquid diet, so I’m looking for people to connect with that are currently still going through the process before approval like me...a little about myself: My name is Jaz I am 25yrs old.
    MY STATS:
    Height: 5”6
    CW: 243(give or take)
    HW: 250
    GW: 140
    BMI:39
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from deltagirl93 in Considering a lap band - scared after reading this forum!   
    Hi, just wanted to chime in. I’m also in my 20s, just turned 25 last month...I agree with someone else who posted here, you should look into the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, initially I was dead set on having bypass, and my surgeon told me that by all means I could have it, but he also urged me to look into the sleeve because I’m young, and bypass does have some possible complications that the sleeve doesn’t, and *in his words* I have a lot of living left to do, so, if by chance I had those complications I would have a long time to have to deal with them...and after I did my research I felt just like he did. So I decided to go with the sleeve...both the sleeve and bypass are great tools for weight loss. Take your time and consider all of your options before you decide which surgery, or even whether or not to have surgery at all. As far as BMI goes the lowest I’ve heard get approved through insurance was 35(with health issues associated with being overweight)..definitely look into that aspect of this as well. We’re all here to be of help and support to you. Good luck!!


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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from issawlsdoll in Feeling discouraged   
    Hi, don’t be discouraged, even though that was extremely discouraging, going through this process with insurance is discouraging in itself if you ask me lol with all of the crap we have to go through...but to answer your question, my insurance requires that the 6 months be done with your primary care physician, so check with your insurance and my surgeon’s office required 1 meeting with their dietician, which costed $60, and could also be counted as 1 of your 6 appointments, but I couldn’t use it because I had already seen my PCP by that time for my appointment of the month and you can’t use 2 appointments in the same month. As far as psych goes, my insurance requires an intake appointment, which I had last month, but there’s this test that some people take depending on your psychiatrist, and mine is one of the ones who requires that her bariatric patients take the test,so we submitted to insurance that day to request that they pay for it, and if they don’t then I WILL be finding a way to pay for it myself because I refuse to let anything stop me from having surgery, the cost of it though is a believe close to $200. The best thing to do is contact your insurance to get the specifics, or find the handbook online, that’s what I did. Also, the surgeon’s office should tell you in vivid detail EVERYTHING that you will need. My office even gives us a check list to mark off as we complete everything.
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from BeckyVSG2b in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Yay! Awesome! Congratulations on starting your journey as well. Yes my insurance also requires a UGI(done), blood work(done), a psych eval.(scheduled for Jan. 30), a sleep study(scheduled for Jan. 18), a surgery education class(done), meeting with a dietitian(scheduled for Jan.8)and a support group meeting, which I’m going to next week too. It’s a process, but I’m getting through it.lol.



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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from BeckyVSG2b in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Hi:) so nice to meet you! This is the place to be.lol. There is so so much helpful information here.


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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from BeckyVSG2b in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    We’ll be having surgery around the same time for sure, my last month of the diet is April, my last appointment will be on the 2nd, so I’m looking at late April early May for a surgery date.



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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from Changingbodies in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Hi everyone! I am a “newbie” here, and I’m also new to the *Wonderful World of Weight-loss Surgery*. I started my process in November, my insurance requires a consecutive 6 month physician supervised diet,my appointment next week will make month 3 for me(halfway mark yay!!). This is my first time making a post, I mostly get on here to just read research, but I noticed that everyone is either post-op, or already on the liquid diet, so I’m looking for people to connect with that are currently still going through the process before approval like me...a little about myself: My name is Jaz I am 25yrs old.
    MY STATS:
    Height: 5”6
    CW: 243(give or take)
    HW: 250
    GW: 140
    BMI:39
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from deltagirl93 in Considering a lap band - scared after reading this forum!   
    Hi, just wanted to chime in. I’m also in my 20s, just turned 25 last month...I agree with someone else who posted here, you should look into the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, initially I was dead set on having bypass, and my surgeon told me that by all means I could have it, but he also urged me to look into the sleeve because I’m young, and bypass does have some possible complications that the sleeve doesn’t, and *in his words* I have a lot of living left to do, so, if by chance I had those complications I would have a long time to have to deal with them...and after I did my research I felt just like he did. So I decided to go with the sleeve...both the sleeve and bypass are great tools for weight loss. Take your time and consider all of your options before you decide which surgery, or even whether or not to have surgery at all. As far as BMI goes the lowest I’ve heard get approved through insurance was 35(with health issues associated with being overweight)..definitely look into that aspect of this as well. We’re all here to be of help and support to you. Good luck!!


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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from Changingbodies in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Hi everyone! I am a “newbie” here, and I’m also new to the *Wonderful World of Weight-loss Surgery*. I started my process in November, my insurance requires a consecutive 6 month physician supervised diet,my appointment next week will make month 3 for me(halfway mark yay!!). This is my first time making a post, I mostly get on here to just read research, but I noticed that everyone is either post-op, or already on the liquid diet, so I’m looking for people to connect with that are currently still going through the process before approval like me...a little about myself: My name is Jaz I am 25yrs old.
    MY STATS:
    Height: 5”6
    CW: 243(give or take)
    HW: 250
    GW: 140
    BMI:39
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from Nycready87 in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Exactly! That’s why I started looking for forums...and I have my first support group meeting next week as well as my first meeting with the NUT. It’s all about having support, whether it’s family or not. This is a positive thing, that people try to make negative for some odd reason..so talk to the people that understand the positive and will encourage you. I most definitely will be one of them!


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    WLS4ME33 reacted to Changingbodies in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Hey girl ! Joining this journey with you! (Along with a lot of others) Im so glad i came across someone with sililar stats height and weight. Did any of the doctor's you met with say anything about your bmi being boarder line 40?

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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from Changingbodies in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Hi everyone! I am a “newbie” here, and I’m also new to the *Wonderful World of Weight-loss Surgery*. I started my process in November, my insurance requires a consecutive 6 month physician supervised diet,my appointment next week will make month 3 for me(halfway mark yay!!). This is my first time making a post, I mostly get on here to just read research, but I noticed that everyone is either post-op, or already on the liquid diet, so I’m looking for people to connect with that are currently still going through the process before approval like me...a little about myself: My name is Jaz I am 25yrs old.
    MY STATS:
    Height: 5”6
    CW: 243(give or take)
    HW: 250
    GW: 140
    BMI:39
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from DesertGirl in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Hi Nicole, lovely name by the way(Nicole is my middle name lol)welcome! I promise you this is the best place to be. There’s a lot of support, honesty, and trust on BP...one thing that we discuss at group meetings and that I’ve heard so many people that are post op say is that their experience wasn’t anything like anyone else’s.....we’re all different, our bodies are different, our tolerances are different, and our mindsets are different, so don’t let other people’s “negative” experiences deter you from making this life change. Come into this with a positive mindset, stay focused on your goal weight and all of the good that’s going to come out this for you...associate the word “forever” with positivity. You’re going to have your weight under control “forever”.....if you have a food addiction(like me and many of us here) you’ll be done with that addiction “forever”...it’s all about the mindset. I’m definitely here for you for questions, support, etc.!


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    WLS4ME33 reacted to survive.sleeve.slay in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    I'm waiting on my date, hopefully no later than early March!

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    WLS4ME33 reacted to Lillymunster in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    I'm just starting. I have to do 6 months of diet class. I just had my 3rd class. I have my first appointment with the surgeon next Tuesday and he will decide which surgery. I want the sleeve but I think he is going to push for bypass. I'm working on quitting smoking now (he won't do the surgery if you smoke) and then I have to ditch the Diet Coke. I never realized how intense the process was or how much work you have to put into it. I'm really nervous about the pre-op diet and being able to function at work barely eating. Same with post-op. I'll only be able to take 2 weeks off and I hear some people are out for 6 weeks.
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    WLS4ME33 got a reaction from DesertGirl in Spring 2018 Sleevers??? Looking for support, surgery buddies, advice, etc.! Lol.   
    Hi Nicole, lovely name by the way(Nicole is my middle name lol)welcome! I promise you this is the best place to be. There’s a lot of support, honesty, and trust on BP...one thing that we discuss at group meetings and that I’ve heard so many people that are post op say is that their experience wasn’t anything like anyone else’s.....we’re all different, our bodies are different, our tolerances are different, and our mindsets are different, so don’t let other people’s “negative” experiences deter you from making this life change. Come into this with a positive mindset, stay focused on your goal weight and all of the good that’s going to come out this for you...associate the word “forever” with positivity. You’re going to have your weight under control “forever”.....if you have a food addiction(like me and many of us here) you’ll be done with that addiction “forever”...it’s all about the mindset. I’m definitely here for you for questions, support, etc.!


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