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Repeatingthoughts

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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Kailyn in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Does anyone have a September date? I am hopeful to have surgery in September. Revision from an experimental transoral surgery to DS.
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Kailyn in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Does anyone have a September date? I am hopeful to have surgery in September. Revision from an experimental transoral surgery to DS.
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Frustr8 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Hi LMays!!! that great!! How are you feeling?
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Frustr8 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Hi Frustr!
    I had a transoral bariatric surgery in 2009 that wasn't approved by FDA, as it was not working as they thought it would. I lost 100 lbs on my own! Working out and cutting out all the fried food i used to love and working out 6x a week. I was taking about 30k steps per day. Walking everywhere all the time. I maintained my weight loss for about 6 years....began fertility treatment which contribute to lots of weight gain, became pregnant and have struggled since, gained back almost all of my weight. HW 291=8, lowest 162, currently 250. Stopped working out, which doesn't help.
    i am doing revision to a surgery that gave me zero restriction. I am currently debating on going back to my original surgeon or a new one. I have a scheduled appointment with a new surgeon for consultation. Very excited to see him. Hope that helps!

    my surgeon suggest i do the bypass and i suggested he takes my suggestion of DS lol, which he agreed lol. The second surgeon is well known for DS and SIPS, so I am certain he will agree as well.
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to NessaG1 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Getting sleeved Sept 19th. So excited!
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from curlygirlgetsfit in Journey To VSG (NYC Edition)   
    great job curly!! you are almost there!!. I hear good things about metro plus and their process. I have emblem health through my job and the doctors are not up to date with the new requirements.

    https://www.emblemhealth.com/~/media/Files/PDF/_med_guidelines/MG_Bariatric_SX_c.pdf

    here is the link if anyone has emblem health and would like to see the new medical policies.
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to Angel121 in Newbie in NM. Surgery date July 9. Hi!   
    Hi everyone
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Hi Krimson. I agree. I thought the same thing as well. Working out and getting ready. It isn’t silly at all. I think is great. Yesss we can be surgery buddies. I am thinking I will have a January date as well and I am okay with that for sure. Where are you in the process ?
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to Krimsonbutterflies in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Everything in its place and time...don't force it and go with the flow, we'd rather have you safe and cautious then rushed. When I first started this surgery journey we were aiming for January, then we were thinking October. Realistically, I'm okay with January if October is unattainable due to approval and requirements. I'm rooting for you...maybe our dates will be close and I have more time to workout, so I won't have a lot of loose skin. I know, silly stuff...
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Superman84 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I agree with you 1000 percent. Studies have shown it downs really mean much.
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to Frustr8 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    And Good Good Wishes for Success coming Your Way! My path has not been perfect, but I WOULD NEVER GO BACK and it has brought wonderful changes to ME, wish I had done it much sooner, but even a 72 year old puppy like I was , had talents she didn't even guess that I had!👊😛👍
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to thillman1987 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Woohoo! Baritastic says only 62 days left until surgery! It feels like forever but hopefully it'll rush right by. [emoji23]

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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to Superman84 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Woo got a few ppl here now anyone else looking at 30th Sep? RNY
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from thillman1987 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Morning team! Going in for my endoscopy today. Ahhh finally wanting to know if my pouch stretched which I am sure it has! It’s been 11 years since my last Bariatric surgery. Also suffer from bad heartburn. I’ll keep y’all posted once I have my results. Spoke to the patient coordinator yesterday, my echogram results have not yet been reviewed. Ahhh. Hopefully it is done this week.
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to thillman1987 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I ended up doing the endoscopy because I have had heartburn and have been taking Omeprazole since I can remember. They said I could get the vsg (which I wanted) but they highly recommend for the RNY. It took a little while to convince me but it is the right choice for me. The egd was not bad. I highly recommend some sugar free popsicles waiting for you when you get home. Lol. Way better then cough drops.

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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Alex_1990! in Revision from Lap-band to gastric sleeve.   
    Agreed! I have GERD and was told stay away from the sleeve. Look into this site lots of people get their sleeve revised to bypass due to acid reflux. I left my first surgeon’s office because of this. He only does sleeves and I quickly left lol
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to Sadee in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I am scheduled for a mini bypass on 24 September. Looking forward to it
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from thillman1987 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Good luck everyone! I am due for my endoscopy this coming Tuesday yahoo. Completed most of my pre-ops. I have an appt with the nutritionist on the 30th of July and than I will meet surgeon Number 2. I also have my first consultation with my 3rd surgeon just to obtain his opinion and see if I opt to do my surgery through northwell/Lenox hill. September is also my bday month and would love for this to be a gift to myself!! Since I’ve paid so much money on copayments lol
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to CoramDeo in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    My surgeons office will actually be doing a urine test to make sure I am nicotine free before they perform my surgery. I am due for end of Sept, start of Oct, no solid date set yet
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to thillman1987 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Yes thank you. I quit everything March 1st but the insurance company says that it's not guaranteed to be approved even after 6 months of cessation. I am going to just keep doing everything as is and no smoking. It was miserable to quit but I feel a world if difference then I used to. I love being able to breathe. Lol

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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Frustr8 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    @thillman1987 you can do it? Are you trying anytime re: Patches, SSRI, gum? Good luck. I hear smoking cessation is tough but you got this!

    @Mikeyy welcome! We shall hopefully all proceed with our surgeries during the best month of the year. I will surely have my last pumpkin latte before surgery lol.
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Frustr8 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Had my ultrasound today re: check gallbladder and liver.
    7/9 cardio
    7/10 pcp medical clearance
    7/13 psych
    7/16 afternoon consultation with 3rd surgeon. First surgeon consultation sucked. Their website is misleading the doc I was scheduled to see only does sleeves and “we can also use a second option such as weight loss medication”. I was in his office for 5 minutes and seemed like he wasn’t interested in what I had to say. Later in the week I found out about him only doing sleeves via web seminar. I cancelled all my follow ups with him.
    Second surgeon I like but I don’t love (they are pushing me to do a bypass) and we shall see about the third surgeon. Third surgeon did my cousin’s lapband to RNY revision. She loves him!
    anyways just sharing my experience. I think is important to do your research and not just jump into something. I am all about vibes and being heard.
    7/16 endoscopy during the morning.
    Still waiting for my second surgeon’s office to schedule my nutritionist appointment. If I don’t hear back by tomorrow. I’ll call Wednesday.

    i should be done with all my preop appointments by 7/20. Praying my insurance approves and I get to confirm my September date.
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Frustr8 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Hi LMays!!! that great!! How are you feeling?
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    Repeatingthoughts got a reaction from Frustr8 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Hi Frustr!
    I had a transoral bariatric surgery in 2009 that wasn't approved by FDA, as it was not working as they thought it would. I lost 100 lbs on my own! Working out and cutting out all the fried food i used to love and working out 6x a week. I was taking about 30k steps per day. Walking everywhere all the time. I maintained my weight loss for about 6 years....began fertility treatment which contribute to lots of weight gain, became pregnant and have struggled since, gained back almost all of my weight. HW 291=8, lowest 162, currently 250. Stopped working out, which doesn't help.
    i am doing revision to a surgery that gave me zero restriction. I am currently debating on going back to my original surgeon or a new one. I have a scheduled appointment with a new surgeon for consultation. Very excited to see him. Hope that helps!

    my surgeon suggest i do the bypass and i suggested he takes my suggestion of DS lol, which he agreed lol. The second surgeon is well known for DS and SIPS, so I am certain he will agree as well.
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    Repeatingthoughts reacted to thillman1987 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Mine to! Pending the insurance company approves it. I was originally scheduled for July 16th but because I'm an ex smoker they want me to prove that I'm not going to smoke again.

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