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2ndTimeFreedom

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  1. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Ellie64 in Cost of surgery -- WOW   
    My surgery was covered 100% by my insurance. The surgery cost my insurance just under $25000 . They tend to over bill because they know they are only allowed a certain amount but $350000 seems ludicrous
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Macy6 in Cost of surgery -- WOW   
    Mine was $42,000 before discounts, $12,000 in discounts. I had a 2 night stay. My surgeon and anesthesiologist fees were separate ($5,000 & $3,000 each)
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Briswife15 in Cost of surgery -- WOW   
    My insurance company was billed roughly $50,000 for the surgeon's fee, anesthesia, and hospital, but they only paid a portion of that.

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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to AngieBear in Cost of surgery -- WOW   
    Whoa. Mine was 32k, which is kinda high imo. My part of it was much less.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to WeeDee in Cost of surgery -- WOW   
    Wow. I’m going in August 29. No idea on cost but I hope it’s closer to the $20,000 area.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to gabybab in Cost of surgery -- WOW   
    Mine billed $104,00.00
    I paid $250.00
    They never pay what is billed out.
    But, 350k seems a little crazy!
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Losingit2018 in Cost of surgery -- WOW   
    Sometimes they bill the insurance company like that knowing that the insurance company is going to cut it down to their allowable costs
  8. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Jobber in Help me trouble shoot my morning latte   
    Use almond milk instead of regular milk, it will save you like 65 to 70 calories off of that 100. Plus you get a nice "nutty" flavor in the aftertaste that is actually quite good.
  9. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to DrBrianG in Week 5 Update   
    Internal: I have listened to positive motivational podcasts, self-help books that I love. Trying to embrace this is a permanent lifestyle, eating, drinking, exercise change. At times I worry I'll eat the same types of food over and over. Then I look at Pinterest, cooking books and know I will still have fun cooking, eating, and being with family at meals. Just anxious about what work will be like with eating between patients. (I work at a prison.) I am 5 weeks out and have lost 54 pounds and am off medication (Blood pressure, diabetes) So, still EXCITED. My goal is to lose 120 pounds and keep it off for life!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Nay143 in Here is a list of Pureed Food Ideas   
    WOW thank you so much. This is an amazing list!!! Also, this is just what I needed as this is the diet I was sent home on.

  11. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Frustr8 in Revision of RNY   
    Hello Valerie - my surgeon did not suggest this but I also do not know how much was bypassed originally so this may not have been needed in my case. I went to a revision specialist so I think had he suggested I may have asked for research (I still did this with my current surgery) and then discuss with the surgeon, my Primary and my family. I am still only a week out but I am so happy . For me, the recovery is so much easier second time around.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from GreenTealael in July 2019 - Surgery Schedule   
    Sending prayers and well wishes to Week 4!!!!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Ellf in One Week - Hardly Any Shed lbs but Happy   
    Hello Everyone - I am one-week post-op today, and I am now only 2 pounds lighter than I was last week. That is ok with me, and I am so happy I had the "tune-up" surgery. I do need to wear an Abdominal binder getting on and out of bed. I return to work this week and zero pain. I am hopeful and positive that the weight will continue to come off. During my Pre-Op liquid diet, I shed 25 lbs, so I am feeling good about that. I have broken my weight goals into 35-pound goals. I am 27 pounds from target 1.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from FluffyChix in I had my Gastric Bypass reversed 😞   
    Wonderful news!!! Remember the aseptic technique every time you go near your PICC line and you'll, of course, do amazing!!! I am so happy for you!!! Rest away in the comfort of home
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Losingit2018 in One Week - Hardly Any Shed lbs but Happy   
    Way to go, 2TF!!!! You are doing great. That makes a 27 pound loss in just a few weeks time.
    Keep following your program and I have no doubt that you will hit everyone of your goals.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Ellf in One Week - Hardly Any Shed lbs but Happy   
    Hello Everyone - I am one-week post-op today, and I am now only 2 pounds lighter than I was last week. That is ok with me, and I am so happy I had the "tune-up" surgery. I do need to wear an Abdominal binder getting on and out of bed. I return to work this week and zero pain. I am hopeful and positive that the weight will continue to come off. During my Pre-Op liquid diet, I shed 25 lbs, so I am feeling good about that. I have broken my weight goals into 35-pound goals. I am 27 pounds from target 1.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to GradyCat in One Week - Hardly Any Shed lbs but Happy   
    That's an excellent way to break down your goals into smaller increments.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to catwoman7 in One Week - Hardly Any Shed lbs but Happy   
    a lot of people don't lose much the first few days after surgery - reason being is they pump you full of IV fluids at the hospital. Not only is it a ton of Fluid, but those IV fluids contain sodium to boot, so if you're salt sensitive, you'll retain it for a few days. You should see a drop-off after the first week, though. It takes a couple of days to work the fluids out of your system - more if you're sodium-sensitive.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Ellf in One Week - Hardly Any Shed lbs but Happy   
    Hello Everyone - I am one-week post-op today, and I am now only 2 pounds lighter than I was last week. That is ok with me, and I am so happy I had the "tune-up" surgery. I do need to wear an Abdominal binder getting on and out of bed. I return to work this week and zero pain. I am hopeful and positive that the weight will continue to come off. During my Pre-Op liquid diet, I shed 25 lbs, so I am feeling good about that. I have broken my weight goals into 35-pound goals. I am 27 pounds from target 1.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Ellf in One Week - Hardly Any Shed lbs but Happy   
    Hello Everyone - I am one-week post-op today, and I am now only 2 pounds lighter than I was last week. That is ok with me, and I am so happy I had the "tune-up" surgery. I do need to wear an Abdominal binder getting on and out of bed. I return to work this week and zero pain. I am hopeful and positive that the weight will continue to come off. During my Pre-Op liquid diet, I shed 25 lbs, so I am feeling good about that. I have broken my weight goals into 35-pound goals. I am 27 pounds from target 1.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from MeowAMR in July 2019 - Surgery Schedule   
    Best wishes to everyone having surgery next week!!! Week 3 are we ready?
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from demayome in July 2019   
    Way to go!!!! I am especially loving the non-scale victory. I am so happy and so proud of you. Best news ever.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to ValerieInMexico in July 2019 - Surgery Schedule   
    Well, I am July 31 - RNY and Pouch revision or "tune up", as I like to call it. I was worried that I would be too late for the July group, so I was also going to follow with the August group. My pre op appointment is July 29th where the Internist will review my test results before giving the final go-ahead for the 31st. I am doing well on the pre-op diet, and have lost about 10 pounds in the past month total. My tests show a fatty liver so I am really following the protocol closely.
    So if it is not too late, Please include me. I have met all the requirements for surgery already, in terms of test results so I am pretty sure it will be a go ahead.
    I really would like to be involved in the post surgery followup, to see how you are all doing!
  24. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Flo-grown in July 2019 - Surgery Schedule   
    Hi, I’m one week into my pre op liquid diet and I’m already down 9lbs. Three Protein Shakes a day and lots and lots of Water. The liquid diet is not as bad as I feared, I think staying super busy house shopping has helped. I haven’t had the time to miss food, lol. My surgery is July 31st. I cannot wait, I’m nervous yet very excited!!! So many new things in store for me 💕
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to LostFound21 in Revision of RNY   
    Sounds like maybe the surgeon intends to do a duodenal switch or something similar. I attended a WLS seminar and they said that's what the their surgeon usually uses for revision. I have my consult on August 21st but if that's what they suggest I'll go with it.
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