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    Surgery Canceled

    I too had mine canceled- pre-COVID. My blood pressure spiked to scary levels and they wouldn't do it. But I got my bp under control and re-scheduled. I was pissed and out of pocket $$ too. But I did get the surgery and you will too. Be angry, sad, feel all the feelings. But don't give up! Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Everyone's plan seems to be a little different. Mine was liquid for 2 weeks, and then "no chew." I ate yogurt, cottage cheese, hummus, protein shakes and sugar free pudding. I could not stomach the idea of pureed meat! Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Blossom bariatrics in Vegas question

    Hi - the cardio guy is grumpy but the stress test was not a big deal (I was super worried given my weight at the time). I went to Blossom last December and my experience was awesome. It was pre-COVID but from what I hear, they've adapted well. They will take excellent care of you. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Iron infusions

    I've had iron infusions several times back in the day when I had the worst periods. I had no adverse reactions but I was in the hospital each time anyway for severe anemia, etc. Slow fe works really well. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Hi! A very valid question. Statistically, the evidence shows that WLS is the most effective way to lose a significant amount of weight and to reach a more healthy BMI. Yes, you have to make lifestyle changes. It is not a quick fix. What its been for me is a very effective tool that is helping me to have a new relationship with food. I'll have to work at this for the rest of my life. This tool (I had the sleeve) helps me in a way that a the diets I've done in the past did not - i think partly bc for me, I feel like this is my last, best chance to be healthy. You will likely still be hungry or crave things - some people don't, but I for sure do. But this tool helps me with that. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner. I've lost 140 lbs since December and am healthier than I've been in years. Good luck on your decision! Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. My insurance here in CA only covered half after the deductible. With all of the hoops and costs, I figured out that it would cost me more out of pocket than if I did self pay. So I went with a self pay option at Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. I had it done December 23, 2019. I was originally supposed to have it in November but my blood pressure was way out of control when I got there and so it got canceled and re-set. They do schedule quickly, although they may not be setting as many right now due to COVID. Your coordinator will go over everything with you. I had a great experience and am down 134 lbs so far!
  8. For me, yes. But it will depend on your insurance. I have United Healthcare PPO, which has horrible coverage for weightloss surgery which is why I went self pay. Blossom used my out of network coverage for some of the procedures(EGD; cardiac work up and hernia repair). I paid $6500 (there was a discount when I went) and that was it. It included the hotel and transportation to and from Airport and all appointments. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. I had a BMI over 50 and had the sleeve. 8 mos out, down 130 lbs since pre-op diet. I had reflux before but I had a hiatal hernia that was repaired at the same time as I had the sleeve. No more reflux so far. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. They house at more than one hotel (or they did before). I actually went twice - first time, I was in a marriot I think and it had a restaurant. Second time, in December, I was at Hampton. You're right, no restaurant there but there is at the other location.
  11. What hotel do they have you at? There was a restaurant in the one where I stayed called Annie's Diner or something like that and that had great options. Blossom gave me a list of all the places that were near the hotels they use that have good options. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. I'm a little more than 7 months out and have lost 130 lbs including the 23 I lost pre-op. I had a little nausea after surgery but was pretty much fine after 24 hours. The gas pain was uncomfortable but for me, not terrible. It got better over time. Not gonna lie, I was ridiculously hungry at first and was surprised by that. I thought they'd done my sleeve incorrectly! But it got better after I got past the liquid phase. Now, I'm healthier than I've been in years. I can walk, move, just do everything more easily. I have no regrets at all! Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Pre-op meal plan for Blossom

    I did it in December for my surgery on the 23rd. I pretty much stuck with salads with chicken. Weighed out the chicken and used low cal Bolthouse dressings. Sometimes did veggies like broccoli. Boring, but did the trick. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Sept. Surgery @ Blossom

    The hotels are very near both a Walmart and Target. Easy, quick Uber trip if you need anything. I agree, way too hot for walking! The companion care is great! I had to hire one too bc I went at Christmas time and no one could come. My gal was so sweet and made sure I walked. Plus, I liked that she worked for Blossom and was experienced in taking care of post op bariatric patients. Good luck!
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    Sept. Surgery @ Blossom

    They take SUCH good care of you while you are there. Sounds like you have the flight thing worked out! Good luck to you too!