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About Amyalyss

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  • Birthday 11/08/1985

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    33, overweight my entire life and ready for a new start! Sleeve scheduled 2.11.19
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    Singing, reading
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    Forest Park
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  1. Amyalyss

    February 2019 Sleevers?

    I’m also down almost 50lbs! Feeling sooooo good. I eat a lot of Greek yogurt, Sargento Smart Balance trays, and meat with veggies. I do find myself sneaking a chip or piece of cookie on occasion - trying to stop myself from slipping into old bad behaviors and focus on getting healthy.
  2. Amyalyss

    February 2019 Sleevers?

    I had my sleeve on 2/11 as well! I’ve been on soft/solids since last Thursday and this Thursday I’m released to a regular (portion modified) diet. My vitamins make me want to throw up SO BAD. I have found that if I take them with applesauce it’s not as bad. The surgeon’s office also recommended yogurt. Can’t wait to move to capsules in a few weeks.
  3. Amyalyss

    February 2019 Sleevers?

    @eakb I do too!!! Feel super nervous as well
  4. Amyalyss

    Insurance RANT

    Update! I called my medical group to check in and they said I’ve been approved!!! Glad I didn’t wait to hear from the Surgeon’s office 🙄
  5. Amyalyss

    Insurance RANT

    Pre-op* not prepping
  6. Amyalyss

    Insurance RANT

    Debbi did they have a reason for denying you?? That’s awful to hear. I started my prepping yesterday because the office told me to! If I don’t get approved I will be devastated.
  7. Amyalyss

    Insurance RANT

    Yes! That’s exactly how I feel. I just want to know for sure :(
  8. I started my journey in August 2018 and by December 19th I had fulfilled all of my pre-op sleeve requirements. My surgeon said his office would submit everything to insurance that week. My surgery date is 2/11 and he said approval can take up to 4 weeks, so I felt really good about my timeline. So I call the surgeon’s office yesterday (1/25) to see if I had been approved since I’m supposed to start my 2 week liquid pre-op diet on Monday and they tell me they NEVER SUBMITTED. So here I am, ready to consume a rather expensive stack of protein shakes, bone broths and protein powder, and I don’t even know if I’m approved. The office said to proceed as if I’m approved and that they’d call me when it comes through, but I am so irritated and upset. Any other BCBSIL HMO patients who are willing to share how long it took to get approval? Thanks 😣
  9. I’m scheduled for February 11th and am having all the same anxiety. I’m so worried I’m going to regret having the surgery and wish I could go back to “normal”. That said, I have 4 family members who have successfully had WLS with zero complications and tremendous results. Hugs.
  10. Amyalyss

    February 2019 Sleevers?

    Mine is scheduled for February 11th and I’m equally excited and nervous 🤗

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