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  1. andis654

    Hello everyone

    Best wishes today!!!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. I've told my husband, 4 of my closest friends, my boss, my parents and my brother. I also have said it on Instagram but I only have 1 person that really knows me there lol. I decided not to tell my other family right now. More than likely someone will find out about it and that's fine but I'll let them ask me if they're that interested lol. I'm not going to broadcast it to everyone. I really wish I hadn't told my parents and brother now though. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Wow you are really coming along!!! Yay! So exciting! That would be so great if they can squeeze you in for a December surgery. I feel like I'm at a little standstill right now but only because I'm out of state on vacation next week so I couldn't schedule anything for that time. The week I get back (the 28th) I'll have my 1st appointment with my surgeon, my 1st psych appointment and a follow up with my PCP. So far all I have this week are my pre-op healthy lifestyles class on Wednesday. The nurse gives us goals to work on like more fluids, less carbonation, 15 minutes of mindful activity, more fruits and veggies and tracking our foods and drinks. We have a midweek check in either by phone or email. I know what you mean about it finally feeling real. After researching, reading and watching others journeys we're finally in the process too! Have a great week!!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. That's awesome your husband is so supportive!!! I hear ya about the negative comments or thoughts. I've told a few people I feel closest to but I won't be telling everyone. Most of my family wont be told. My parents haven't really said anything negative but I have a pretty good feeling they're not comfortable with my decision because they don't want to talk about it at all. Good luck with your nutritionist appointment! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. I think I'll be a January surgery too. I've done the orientation seminar, got my PCPs approval, labs drawn and ekg, and started pre-op classes this week. I don't meet with my surgeon until October 28th because of conflict with my schedule and meet with the psychologist on the 31st. I have 3 total appointments/testing with the psychologist. My pre-op classes end the week of Thanksgiving. I'm so excited!!!! I hope to have surgery scheduled and paid for by the end of the year so that I don't have to pay the deductibles again in January. Lol I'm such an impatient person! Hopefully we'll all be January surgery buddies!!!! Good luck to everyone! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. andis654

    Surgery is tomorrow

    Best wishes for your surgery day!! Starting a new chapter will be so exciting. AZhiker...that makes so much sense when you put it like that and so positive. Happy Surgery Day!!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. andis654

    Weight Loss Seminar

    That's so great!! Thank you for sharing...I have a coworker who's gone through our program but I feel like I'm constantly bothering her lol so I appreciate everyone's comments on here! Congratulations on your surgery date!!! That's so exciting!! Yay!!!!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. andis654

    Weight Loss Seminar

    Thank you everyone for your responses! I really appreciate hearing your experiences. Its really interesting how different everyone's is! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. I'm new here and new to the wls world lol. I have wanted bariatric surgery for as long as I can remember but was never a possibility because of the cost. Earlier this year I found out that it's covered by my health insurance so I decided to research it and have made the decision to start the process! This coming Thursday (the 26th) I'm going to the weight loss seminar that's mandatory for the program and am so excited! They gave me a huge packet of paperwork to turn in at the seminar. My question to any of you that have gone to a similar seminar is about how long after the seminar did the ball actually start rolling for the process? I have heard that we have to do an 8 week weight management class as part of the insurance requirement. Any advice or suggestions you can offer would be sooo helpful!!! Thanks in advance! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app