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danielleleigh90

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  1. danielleleigh90

    nervous!!

    my final appointment is one week away! i'm just so nervous, having so many thoughts on what may or may not happen. i don't have any of the main comorbidities however (mine would be major depression, anxiety & migraines) i'm about 100lbs over what the doctor says is my ideal weight. i have UHC Choice Plus, and it seems they are pretty easy to deal with, it's just my nerves...basically the only qualification is to be morbidly obese which they say is a bmi of 40 or the 100lbs over my ideal weight. i need to calm down lol
  2. danielleleigh90

    What should I do?

    I would call! The waiting game is just too much for me lol
  3. danielleleigh90

    nervous!!

    Its super interesting because my insurance company requires a person to be morbidly obese & defines that as a BMI of 40 or 100lbs over ideal weight. My first appointment to see the doctors I was 227, that would make me at the 100lbs over mark, but still makes me nervous! lol But we shall see what happens!!
  4. danielleleigh90

    Awaiting approval

    I have a diff insurance but I’m there with you 😩. My BMI is like 37.. I feel like I’m going crazy waiting for my psych appointment March 3rd & waiting for my paperwork to be submitted. Then thinking about waiting for an approval makes me even more anxious lol. Good luck with everything!
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    Before/After Male Pic

    You look great! Congrats!!
  6. danielleleigh90

    April 2020

    That's so bomb! I really wish my insurance would do approvals prior to finishing every appointment. But, I'm super optimistic! Congrats on that approval, you're almost there!!
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    Anxious to get approved.

    I was happy when I found out, it helped explain (somewhat) why I was so tired all the time! They put me on 100,00mg a week, I've been taking them about a month now. I was just retested and I'm at 20! Hopefully yours changes quickly, I have a couple more doses of the 100,00mg & then I'll be able to take regular supplements. What are you on?
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    Anxious to get approved.

    My vitamin d was super low too.. it was around 8!
  9. So I’ve been on my journey since December 31st and am quickly approaching my psych evaluation & the submitting of my paperwork (yay!). So I’ve always had sleep issues, and since I was released from the military have been on a plethora of things for sleep. Well, the best thing that worked for me was weed (if you’re judging you can judge your way out of this post). Back in January I began taking mirtazapine to help me sleep so I could stop smoking... well one of the biggest side effects is appetite increasing & MAN have I felt the increase. At this point, I’m just worried that I’ll gain... it’s freaking me out! I want this so bad and I’m sooo confident that this tool could assist me in getting where I want to go, I just don’t want to mess it up! The dietician suggested I drink a protein shake at night, to help with my crazy cravings.. but this has not worked so far. Pray for me guys! This sh*t SUCKS! I go see my primary tomorrow to talk about possibly changing meds.. wish me luck!
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    How to start?

    Hey! I’m not self pay, but there is a forum on this website for those who are & also discusses options in Mexico. I like to read through it just in case I were to get a denial or something. Hope this helps!
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    Liquid diet struggles

    Sooo true! My families first thought when celebrating is grabbing a bite to eat. My sister struggled with this at first, she said not being able to physically eat what she wanted was trippy & probably the hardest part for her. Good luck with the 14 days!
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    Just Venting... Again!

    I tried it in my early 20’s but maybe I should give it another whirl. And yes! Stress is a big factor here. It seems like as of late if I’m not worried about school I’m worried about being approved for surgery. I keep telling myself what’s meant to be will be, but for me that’s easier said than done. Luckily I got a call from the bariatric center letting me know that they’ve made a note of the med change & all aware that mirtazapine causes weight gain. I’m determined to plow through this because I really want this!
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    Anxious to get approved.

    Omg I know the feeling. Will you have to go to any psych appointments? This is what I’m waiting for. The surgeon said once I’m done with that appointment my paperwork will be sent to the insurance right away so hopefully it’s the same for you. Then with my insurance (UHC Choice Plus) I’ve been told it’ll take up to 15 days for approval, BUT lots of people on here have received approvals much sooner. Keep us posted!! Good luck!
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    Liquid diet struggles

    I can totally do the same thing everyday as long as it tastes like something! I'm really excited to get to the point that you are.
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    Just Venting... Again!

    I think another issue that's probably screwing with me is that alongside working full time, i'm in school full time. However, I finish March 1st....so we will see if that helps some!
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    Just Venting... Again!

    Hi! I've tried melatonin and it does nothing for me. I'm gonna power through this and hope that surgery helps my sleeping issues some!
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    Just Venting... Again!

    I've never heard of it, but I'm about to amazon it riiigght now lol
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    Just Venting... Again!

    I'm actually on wellbutrin now, I loove it for my depression. As far as quitting smoking weed, it was pretty easy. I've always dealt with insomnia as well! I really hope that the surgery changes this for me, that would be AMAZING. My sister got the sleeve in August 2018..she's slept great since!
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    Just Venting... Again!

    SO! My doctor said we can try another sleeping pill, all that he named are ones I've actually already tried but didn't work. He said we can try something like ambien, but that made me sleep eat lol. So I'm going to try and power through it and fight it as much as I can. It really sucks! Buuut..it's so worth it.
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    Liquid diet struggles

    I hope to see some good answers lol. Even though I have surgery date I kinda dread the 14 day liquid diet. My sister had her surgery in Chicago and only had a lean diet. Musta been nice lol
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    United Healthcare History/Requirements

    I said the same! My “ideal” body weight is said to be 127 (by my doctors). However even in adulthood I’ve only been about 150. I was super worried initially because my BMI is around 37, but I have confidence that when combined with family history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease & my depression & anxiety (that’s gotten increasingly worse since I’ve gained so much over the past 10 years) aaand my attempts at every diet under the sun, I will be approved. Hope we make it there together!
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    United Healthcare History/Requirements

    Sorry for the misread, Hopefully they are easy as well! I’ve read of some people on the forums saying that if there is no history of the 5 years, they’re able to get by with doctors saying it’s necessary and doing the various months required of supervised visits. Hopefully everything works out! Keep us posted! ❤️
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    Just Venting... Again!

    Hi! Thank you for the reply ❤️. I got tested for sleep apnea, doesn’t have it. I won’t lie I was really hoping that was the issue just so things can get solved! But, here we are lol. I’ve also called the bariatric clinic (I figured that would be smart lol) & made them aware of the issue. On top of that, I’ll be discussing the issue with my primary today. I will also try the PB in my shakes! Hopefully it helps me out! I’ll keep you posted!
  24. Hi! I think it depends on your weight & what not. For me, I weighed in at the doctors at 227. I’m 5’5, and they haven’t required me to lose anything at all.
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    United Healthcare History/Requirements

    Gahhh I hope it only takes them 4 days for me lol. I’m hoping to get an April date!
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