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About athea.lei

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  • Birthday 06/18/1986

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    College Student, Homemaker
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    Port Orchard
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  1. Does anyone have or had Dr. Houseworth from Franciscan Center for Weight Management? I've seen some other people post about him but the most recent post was in like 2017. Anyone use him recently and what did you think of him? Sent from my Galaxy Note 10+ using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. athea.lei

    Anyone on Instagram?

    Anyone one Instagram? I'm always looking for active wls friends on IG to follow. I've been using IG as a platform to take accountability for myself and to meet my goals. Add me on IG boss.lady.vsg Sent from my Galaxy Note 10+ using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. So I just finished my last doctor's supervised visit today and my scheduler is going to submit my information for insurance approval no later than Friday. My question is how long after insurance approval did y'all get your surgery date? Sent from my Galaxy Note 10+ using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. athea.lei

    March 11 sleeve date

    Congrats! I hope it won't be an issue with my insurance.
  5. Wow. I never realized that the sag can also happen on the neck. This is something I definitely have to watch for. And food highly revolves around my family. I come from a very cultural background and we see food as a way to gather, share, and connect the family bond and strength. And to really think about it now, that is why alot of people in my island is big.
  6. athea.lei

    March 11 sleeve date

    Wow! Not bad for 10k actually without going to Mexico and having it done in the U.S.
  7. athea.lei

    Step 1!

    When you do see your surgeon for consultation, ask if he/she is requiring you to lose weight because you're right at 40. I would also advise you to speak to your insurance to see if they will deny you if your BMI dips below 40, unless you have 2 or more co-morbidities. This is one of the questions I asked in the bariatric FB group because my BMI is 44, and if I lose 21 lbs then I'll be below 40. Thankfully my surgeon is NOT requiring me to lose any weight pre-surgery. Sent from my Galaxy Note 10+ using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Ahhh man you're so lucky! I have to do 6 consecutive months of nutrition classes. 4 more to go for me.
  9. That's great news! Congrats!
  10. athea.lei

    My one year update

    Way to go buddy! Very good job! I love how you got back into soccer! I cannot wait to have the energy I once had years ago.
  11. athea.lei

    TPN anyone.?

    What is TPN? Or what does it stand for?
  12. athea.lei

    Finally Approved After 3 Years

    GERD is like the main side effect of the sleeve and is always usually resolved by doing a revision. Wow, what lame-o's.
  13. athea.lei

    March 11 sleeve date

    Did the doctors themselves require you to complete anything prior to surgery? Like nutrition classes psych eval, etc...
  14. athea.lei

    March 11 sleeve date

    Oh wow, sorry to hear that they denied you years ago. How much are you paying for WLS in LV?
  15. athea.lei

    March 11 sleeve date

    Ahhh man good luck on that! Hopefully they approve you with no problems. Thankfully, my surgeon didn't require me to lose weight.