WeGettingThere reacted to James Marusek in Abbreviations
The following is a list of abbreviations commonly used on this board.
ACL = Anterior cruciate ligament
AGB = Adjustable gastric banding
AMRAP = As Many Rounds As Possible (crossfit)
AT = Aspiration Therapy
BB = belly button
bc = because
BCBS = Blue Cross/Blue Shield
BDD = Body Dysmorphic Disorder
BED = Binge Eating Disorder
bf = best friend
BM = bowel movement
BMI = Body Mass Index
bp = blood pressure
BPD = Borderline Personality Disorder or Biliary Pancreatic Diversion
bs = blood sugar
btw = by the way
C25K = Couch Potato to Running 5K
CBT = cognitive-behavioral therapy
CC = common channel
c diff = clostridium difficile
cos or cuz = because
CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure
CRNP = certified registered nurse practitioners
CT = Computed Tomography (commonly called CAT Scan)
cw = current weight
CXR = Chest X-Ray
DDD = degenerative disc disease
Dr. = doctor
DS = Dumping Syndrome or Duodenal Switch
EBT = Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies
EGD = Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EKG = Electrocardiography
ER = emergency room
ESG = Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
ff = fat free
f/u = follow up
GB = gastric bypass
GERD = gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI = gastrointestinal
GIF = Gastric Intrinsic Factor
GNC = General Nutrition Corporation store
GP = general practitioner or family doctor
HBP = high blood pressure
hr = heart rate
hw = highest weight
ICU = Intensive Care Unit
Idk = I don’t know
IGB = intragastric balloons
IF = Intrinsic Factor
IMHO = in my humble (honest) opinion
IMO = in my opinion
IUI = Intrauterine insemination
LAP Band = Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
LES = lower esophageal sphincter
lol = laughing out loud
LSG = Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
med = medicine
MFP = my fitness pal
MGB = Mini Gastric Bypass
msg = message
NAFLD = nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
NASH = Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
nf = non fat
NG = Nasogastric
NP = nurse practitioner
NSAIDS = Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NSV = non-Scale victory (“scale” means “weight scale”)
NUT = nutritionist
OA = Overeaters Anonymous
omw = on my way
Onederland = a magical place or destination for those trying to lose weight. It might correspond to attaining a weight in the hundreds or losing a hundred pounds.
op = operation
OSA = Obstructive sleep Apnea
OTC = Over the counter
Oz = Australia
PB = Productive Burps
PCOS = Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCP = Primary Care Physician
PICC= Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
PM = private message (email)
PMS = premenstrual syndrome
POSE = Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal
postop or post–op = post-operation or post-surgery
PPI = Proton Pump Inhibitors
ppl = people
preop or pre-op = pre-operation or pre-surgery
PTSD = Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PVC = Premature ventricular contractions
RA = Rheumatoid arthritis
RH = reactive hypoglycemia
RN = registered nurse
RNY = Roux-en-Y
RTD = ready to drink
Rx = Prescription medicine
RYGB = Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
SADI-S = single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy
s/f or sf = sugar free
SG = Sleeve gastrectomy
SIPS = stomach intestinal pylorus-sparing surgery
smh = shaking my head, scratching my head
SO = significant other
SOB = shortness of breath
st = stones (a unit of weight measurement)
sw = weight at surgery
tmi = too much information
TPN = total parenteral nutrition
TT = Tummy Tuck
TTC = trying to conceive
Ty = Thank you. [but according to the urban dictionary “Ty” is also an abbreviation for “a total stud with a massive carrot”.]
u = You
UGI = Upper Gastrointestinal
VSG = Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Vit = Vitamin
wks = weeks
WLS = Weight Loss Surgery
WOD = Workout of the Day
w/o = without
wt = weight
WeGettingThere reacted to gerl86 in Just got my surgery date!
Hello all! I'm completely new here but wanted to share that I got my approval yesterday and my date today! February 25th! So far away but so close! Nervous but excited! Guess everything is a mix of emotions, but what I'm reading, that's seems to be normal! Any tips and positive words would be greatly appreciated!
WeGettingThere reacted to tashie123 in How long did it take you to get your surgeries?
I started in 2017 feb. I didn't realize nurse practitioners visits did not count. Had to restart, missed a session and restart. I was also in the mode that I could do it myself. Then really 7 consecutive visits, card eval(stress test), 14 day cpap machine compliance, primary doc approval. 3 different records from 3 years that showed obesity. Insurance approval came back within 4 days. I have BCBS of AL.
WeGettingThere reacted to weezy76 in How long did it take you to get your surgeries?
My family physician sent in a referral in 2011. In 2012 I got a letter saying that I had been approved, and that wait times were long so I should just be patient and wait.
I actually forgot I had been referred, so much time passed (or I thought they had decided not to give me the surgery) until November of 2018 when I received a letter saying that I was scheduled for a seminar on Jan 22nd.
At the seminar they said to start the pre-op diet (2 weeks full liquids, the rest of the time 900 - 1200 calories/day) because they were scheduling people for their consultation in March and wanted us to have lost 10-20 lbs by then.
So... 8 years? But there are only 2 doctors in my area who perform the surgery and there's a 1500-person waiting list (this is through public health. I'm sure if I were to pay for the surgery it would go much more quickly).
WeGettingThere reacted to Frustr8 in How long did it take you to get your surgeries?
August 15 2015- September 5 2018, maybe Karma wanted to make sure my Life at My Age was worth saving also. But finally I received mine, from a better kinder more professional and I believe smarter Surgeon so that part did end well. The fact my road has gotten bumpier is in no way His Fault or that of the Facility, it's just my healing path is atypical but it's still going to end up GOOD, like the 60s song IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME.😛👣😛👣
WeGettingThere reacted to BlueIGT in How long did it take you to get your surgeries?
It's more close to 10 months because I got my surgery date at 9 months in, but I haven't had my surgery yet and I didn't factor that in. Also after one appointment I was confused about whether they were calling me or I was supposed to stop on my way out to make another appointment, so I called the next day. I was told on the phone it would be about 3 weeks and they would call me, and then she put me through to an answering machine and told me to leave my name to verify I was on the list or something along those lines. They called me back that day and booked an appointment for the following week. I think I just got lucky.
I didn't private pay. I also didn't have to do a sleep clinic and I only had to see each of the specialists one time.
Thanks I hope it all goes well too, it's getting closer and I am getting nervous and excited.
WeGettingThere reacted to lifeasfaith in How long did it take you to get your surgeries?
My first Dr appt was Jan 17 th I haven't had surgery yet but my insurance dies NOT require supervised weigh ins so it's looking like my surgery will be late March early April. Everything will be submitted to insurance for approval on March 7th and as soon as we get approval (my insurance is pretty quick) I'll pick a surgery date and begin my pre-op diet. I have United healthcare Medicare advantage plan.
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WeGettingThere reacted to krystal_marie in How long did it take you to get your surgeries?
It would have taken me 6 months but instead it was a 10 month process for me because I didn’t pass my psychological evaluation. I had to to go added therapy. Truth be told I was not ready and they definitely picked up on that. At the time I was MAJORLY disappointed but now I’m very great full for that extra time it took for me to get to know myself and why I overeat. For anyone else out there struggling with depression or understanding their unhealthy eating habits please try to listen to The Weight Lose Surgery Podcast by Reager Cortelle It helped me immensely. It helped me much more then therapy ever did.