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  1. Hello Everyone! I just created my bariatricpal account. I am 5'2 and 1/2. I'm curious if they will base my BMI off of 5'2 or 5'3. I'm also right around the 200lb mark, give or take a few pounds. I am hoping to get approved for the surgery because I am 35 and already on medicine for high blood pressure and I'm hypo thyroid which makes it a b*itch to get the weight off. I'm getting mixed reactions from my family about deciding to meet with a weight loss surgeon. I just really want to be healthy for years to come. I don't want to follow my father's path and end up having heart issues in my later years. I just wanted to say hello and I look forward to being involved with this group. I want to thank each and everyone one of you for being on here to get support and provide support! You are my friend!
  2. seventhwun

    Saying Hello!

    In case anyone is following - I was approved by Cigna for the sleeve surgery! Approved within 1 week!
  3. My BMI is a 35/36 right now (this is my calculation based on my own cheap personal scale and the last time I was measured for my height). I have high blood pressure and I take medicine for it. I probably have high cholesterol too but it hasn't been checked in a while. I haven't had my consultation with the surgeon yet. I have only attended the online seminar that is required to learn about the options available to me. I'm curious though if there is a site or section of this site that I can find others that have been approved for surgery with similar stats as mine. I am SO NERVOUS! Also - what is the first consult like? Do they go over insurance requirements then? What happens right afterward when you leave? Do you go on a diet right away?
  4. seventhwun

    Progress Pictures

    Amazing! You look so healthy!
  5. seventhwun

    Saying Hello!

    cammarays - what type of insurance do you have? I'm so nervous mine won't approve me because I'm on the lower BMI scale. Maybe it doesn't matter since I still am considered obese and I have the blood pressure issue.