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trinitysleeve

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  1. trinitysleeve

    December Sleeve Date!

    I got the call this afternoon from my surgeon’s office with my surgery date - December 2nd! I will be on the preop diet on Thanksgiving, but I’m so excited right now, I could care less! It just occurred to me that we’ll be on vacation with several couples for New Years, and I’ll be on the purée stage, how interesting is this going to be?
  2. trinitysleeve

    December Sleeve Date!

    I got the call this afternoon from my surgeon’s office with my surgery date - December 2nd! I will be on the preop diet on Thanksgiving, but I’m so excited right now, I could care less! It just occurred to me that we’ll be on vacation with several couples for New Years, and I’ll be on the purée stage, how interesting is this going to be?
  3. Hi everyone, I met with Psych, fitness, dietician today, they also included pharmacy to go over all of our medications including over-the-counter and supplements. I had a heart attack a year and a half ago, I don’t have any stents nor did I have any blockages. I’m on beta blockers and calcium channel blocker‘s, aspirin and Lipitor. Some of these have to be adjusted because they’re extended release, but the main issue is the aspirin. The pharmacist stated that because I am now a bariatric surgical patient Motrin and aspirin I can no longer take. This poses an issue because I am supposed to take 81 mg of aspirin a day. I do have to get cardiac clearance from my cardiologist before proceeding with the surgery,. I was wondering if there are any cardiac patients here that have gone through this? Thanks!
  4. I haven’t been through the insurance pre approval process yet, but someone else has and her insurance denied her surgery after here PCP sent in her 5 year weight history. Apparently she didn’t meet the insurance company’s threshold for being “obese” for 5 years.
  5. Hi everyone, I have a pre-surgical question; has anyone had their insurance company request weight records from your Dr. for the past 5 years? I’ve heard of people getting their surgeries denied because they do not meet weight requirements for the past 5 years. This worries me as I haven’t been submitted for insurance approval yet, but if my insurance company requests 5 years, I may have an issue. I am considered low on the BMI scale (35), however, with my heart attack last year, high BP, high cholesterol, etc., my surgeon says I meet the requirements. I hope I’m not stressing myself out before I even get to the pre-approval process. Thanks everyone!
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