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chelsey211

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. chelsey211

    BCBS waiting time

    Hey! So I am just about to go to my second weigh in out of 6, so I have awhile to go until ready for surgery. However, I am already freaking out about waiting on insurance for an approval. I am hoping to have surgery in Dec, and really want it then since I have already met my deductible. How long did you with BCBS have to wait from when the doc's office sent in the request until you heard a reply? Thanks!!
  2. I just got a tentative date of December 11th for VGS! I have everything completed, just have to have 2 more weigh-in's for my insurance. I am SO excited!
  3. Hey guys! I have recently started the process of being preapproved for the sleeve. The nutritionist gave some directions on Vitamins to start taking now, but I can't seem to find any that will meet all the criteria. *multivitamin with: -900 mcg copper -folic acid -iron -magnesium -5k to 10k IU Vitamin A -15 mg Vitamin E -15 mg zinc *calcium with Vitamin D and vitamin k -1200 mg Calcium -400 IU vitamin D - 80 mcg vitamin K Do any of ya'll happen to know a chewable I can get that has all of this? Thanks so much!
  4. Hey guys! I have recently started the process of being preapproved for the sleeve. The nutritionist gave some directions on Vitamins to start taking now, but I can't seem to find any that will meet all the criteria. *multivitamin with: -900 mcg copper -folic acid -iron -magnesium -5k to 10k IU Vitamin A -15 mg Vitamin E -15 mg zinc *calcium with Vitamin D and vitamin k -1200 mg Calcium -400 IU vitamin D - 80 mcg vitamin K Do any of ya'll happen to know a chewable I can get that has all of this? Thanks so much!
  5. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    The watching me is the main reason I will not tell anyone at work. I don't want anyone to watch what I'm doing or eating.
  6. I am only in the approval phase for VSG. I hope to have surgery in Dec. I know I will have to tell my supervisor, HR, and coworkers something since I plan on taking 2 weeks off. I have been going back and forth about tell the truth, only telling the truth to my supervisor and HR, and then just tell everyone a lie, like I am having my gallbladder out. I've been at my job for only 5 months, and I know my supervisor and some coworkers will be judgmental. I defiantly won't say anything until closer to time though. How did you handle this?
  7. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    Thank you!!
  8. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    I'm really hoping 2 weeks is all I need!
  9. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    I love this. I will definitely not be telling any coworkers the truth. Thank you!
  10. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    Since I talked to you this morning about FMLA, I looked into it and I also will not be eligible. My 1 year is not until February. How did you learn about the state medical leave? That is something I may need to check into.
  11. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    Thank you so much! Good luck on your journey as well!
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    What to tell coworkers?

    Thank you so much! Best of luck to you as well!
  13. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    I think that sounds perfect! This is defiantly the road I think I am going to be taking. Thanks so much.
  14. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    WOW!! That is amazing!! Congratulations! Thank you very much, and you are right about only my opinion mattering.
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    What to tell coworkers?

    Thank you so much!
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    What to tell coworkers?

    See that's kinda what I'm thinking. I am about 150 lbs over weight as well. I will have several months until surgery, so I may change my mind by then. That's why I'm just keeping my mouth closed for now lol. I know I sound mean, but quite a few of the people I work with are like wolves in sheep skin, sweet to your face but can't wait to tear you apart later. My supervisor is just rude to your face lol. She will tell you she is a b***h and proud of it.
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    What to tell coworkers?

    Girl, I feel you. There are a couple people I work with that I feel like I could tell and they would be supportive, but they are also chatty and I don't want it ti circle back to people that I don't want knowing. I plan to use FMLA while out. I know my job is protect just because this job has high turn over and I'm good at it, so they defiantly won't let me go lol. I still think I am going to stick with gallbladder since I have already had mine removed, I know that I obviously won't be having any isues with that lol.
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    What to tell coworkers?

    Thank you! How long did you take off?
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    What to tell coworkers?

    Thank you!
  20. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    That is worded very nicely. Thank you so much for that!
  21. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    That's just what the surgeon recommended.
  22. chelsey211

    What to tell coworkers?

    I am a social worker so everyone in my office works closely. I will have to have coworks cover my case while I am out. I feel like I have to say something since people will be pulling my weight for a couple weeks.
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    What to tell coworkers?

    I chose to say gallbladder because I have already had that removed lol. The hernia is a good idea too. The only reason I would make something up is because I know my supervisor will want an explanation. I know that is not professional, but my supervisor isn't professional lol. She is very nosy, negative, and judgmental. I feel like if I give a reason besides just saying surgery, it might stop some rumors that I know will start spreading through my office full of gossiping people. After surgery, I do plan on just saying that I am working hard to loose weight buy eating better and exercise. Which is totally true!
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    Newbie

    I should be having VSG in December as well. I have been drinking the Premier Protein drinks and love them! The cookies n' creme flavor is great, but hard to find! I have only told my husband, parents, brother, and BFF about surgery. I honestly think that is all I will tell because I don't want to hear everyone's comments lol.
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