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  1. nothopelessyet

    3 months versus 6 months????

    I was looking for info on UHC Choice Plus and discovered you and I are like twins in every way lol. UHC Choice Plus, 5'5, 244 lbs, Texas. 🤣
  2. Thank you so much! I'm getting more excited every hour, but I imagine I'll have a few more bouts of anxiety before it's all said and done. : )
  3. Yeah that's exactly what I was concerned about and asked him, if ESG would still reduce the levels of ghrelin. He said it reduces it by about 25% compared to 75% percent with VSG. I'm very happy to go with VSG! : ) Thank you!
  4. So after a month of waiting I had my first consultation with the surgeon. He seemed great, listened to me, let me know ESG isn't covered by my insurance so we're going with surgical VSG. He said that I probably only have to do one appointment with the dietician and then the psych eval, cardio/upper GI exam and weight class/exam. After we got off of our call I felt like I was going to have a panic attack. It just felt real finally and I had those intense moments of food grief and then imagined a nightmare scenario where my fiance leaves me because I can't drink and eat him under the table anymore. But then he was very supportive tonight after watching some more videos about VSG with me, and I found a YouTuber I really connected with who is three years post op and I felt a lot better. And now I'm just overjoyed that it looks like it might truly happen for me. I've lost 80 pounds once on my own, and 40 pounds too. The struggle is so exhausting and then you just put the weight all back on again as soon as you put your guard down for what feels like a couple months. I can't wait to have another tool in my weight loss toolbox.