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  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. They don't use weightloss coverage. Mine doesn't cover it unless you jump through all the hoops, etc. They used out of network benefits in general - I know they got some reimbursement for the endoscopy, cardiac testing, and I think some of the anesthesia. I used my HSA and my own cash to pay the $6500. Wouldn't hurt to call them and see - they will check your insurance at the beginning.
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    Blossom or Angeles Hospital Tijuana

    I can't speak for the Mexico option - I considered it but was concerned my insurance covering post op complications if any came up. I went with Blossom. I too read the negative reviews, but felt they mostly had to do with the financial part of it. I was more comfortable staying in the US, and so went with them. I had a great experience - they handle everything once you are there, and aside from a couple of hiccups involving ground transportation, all went great. Let me know if you have any questions about my experience. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Hi! I was sleeved at Blossom on December 23. It was a really great experience for me. I too had insurance issues - it would only cover half after the deductible, tons of hoops to jump through, etc. If you qualify for the fast track safe sleeve, yes the price they quote you is all you have to pay. But you do have to have insurance as they will use out of network benefits for some of the things they do. They will go over all of it before you sign up. I too was a little worried because there are a few reviews that mention billing issues. I had no problem. They really take care of you from the time you arrive to the time you leave. I couldn't recommend them more. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Scared about hunger

    Okay, well I'm a little over 3 months out and I do feel hungry sometimes, and sometimes it can be hard. But, I don't ever have that awful, I'm gonna pass out and die if I don't eat feeling which is really great. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. I started out weighing daily. But after hitting the 3 week stall, I started weighing weekly for my sanity. [emoji1] Since being on lockdown, I've starting weighing myself a couple of times a week to make sure I'm staying on track. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. We are on shelter in place in Cali. It's the temptation to graze that I'm struggling with. Plus all of the anxiety triggers my desire for carbs! But I'm hanging in there so far.[emoji846] Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Just not right!

    I am lucky and chicken is okay for me. You will find your way - it's hard, not gonna lie. Giving up carbs has been the hardest for me. But I'm finding it's getting easier and I feel so much better. I dont tell myself that I will "never" have certain foods again, that doesn't work for me. So far though, no cheating and cravings are better. You got this! And do have a food funeral- my nutritionist recommended that and I think it really helped. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Caffeine post op

    This is one of the many areas where there seems to be no agreement between everyone's doctors. My plan said to wait 30 days. I have a cup nearly every day since passing the 30 day mark. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Where did you have surgery?

    I had mine in Las Vegas (sleeve) at Blossom Bariatric. Excellent experience; I qualified for their fast track program - from arrival through surgery in 5 days. Advertised cost $6799, mine was a little less than that because of a promotion they were running. Includes hotel, transportation once you get there, surgery, etc. Really good experience. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Tomorrow is surgery day, question!

    My surgeon used Zofran, anti nausea pressure point bracelets and ben gay with chili powder on my finger tips. Which was super weird but the anesthesiologist was a big believer in that type of thing. It all worked, and I too have a history of being very nauseous after surgery. Plus I kept up with anti nausea pills for a couple of days. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Nausea vomiting one year out

    You might have developed a hiatal hernia which causes GERD. I had one repaired when I had my sleeve and no more GERD. Did they do an endoscopy before your surgery? It could've been there all along and now is just worse. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Post op hungers

    I'm so glad you posted this. I'm a week out (it will be a week tomorrow) and I'm hungry. Might be head hunger, but I feel like I'm hungry. I kind of thought that was not supposed to happen after the sleeve. I have one more week of liquids and boy, it's hard right now.

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