Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


Pre Op
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by pdc1605

  1. pdc1605


    Heading out to the hospital! Procedure is today.... hooray for me! Prayers and good vibes [emoji1488] appreciated [emoji3526] Sent from my LM-V405 using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. pdc1605

    anyone over 60?

    I am 60 and having vsg surgery on Tuesday the 10th. Best wishes for you! Sent from my LM-V405 using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. pdc1605


    Thanks for sharing! Surgery on Tuesday the 10th. I am concerned about dehydration that first week of recovery. You have helped put my mind at ease a little bit more! Sent from my LM-V405 using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. Just received my surgery date.... August 10th! Started this journey December 27, 2020 with my surgical consult. I can't believe I got through the post op requirements AND quit smoking without any hiccups! Thanking God for His favor!!! Sent from my LM-V405 using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. pdc1605

    August surgery date!

    Hooray [emoji122] Sent from my LM-V405 using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. pdc1605


    August 20th! Hooray for us! Sent from my LM-V405 using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. Hey everyone! Got a new job and found that we have bariatric surgery coverage. I asked my PCP to send a referral to the bariatric clinic in my area. That was done the week of Thanksgiving 2020. Got a call from the clinic and met the surgeon December 17th. Only have three month supervised diet and have to lose one pound a month! Working through all my pre op requirements. Had my psychiatrist evaluation Thursday. She asked when was my quit smoking start date because my window of time is closing! I am freaked out! Most people I know have had 6 to 12 months before surgery date. This creeped up so fast! Only test left is the endoscopy scheduled for April 20th. After that blood work as well as nicotine compliance test. So TODAY is my quit day! I can do this! Waited twenty years for this opportunity!
  8. My consult was December 17, 2020. I have completed my pre op requirements and found out TODAY my insurance approved the surgery. Now waiting on a call from the scheduling department [emoji2] Hang in there!
  9. Update:. SURGERY WAS APPROVED! HOORAY FOR ME! Waiting to here back from scheduling department!
  10. UPDATE Well....quit smoking! Passed my nicotine test. Pre op requirements completed. Packet being sent to insurance next week! Now the wait begins.
  11. pdc1605


    I haven't....I don't think [emoji848]
  12. pdc1605


    Question: what is the difference between a predetermination letter and getting approval for the surgery? I called my insurance and the gal just spoke in circles! Finally have all my pre op requirements completed.....man, this a job!
  13. pdc1605

    Nicotine Test

    My insurance requires smoke free. I quit March 31st. Took my nicotine blood test May 1st. Waiting for results....all my or op requirements are completed. Once results come back, clinic will submit to insurance for approval!
  14. Thanks for the encouragement [emoji4]
  15. Craziness! Thanks for sharing....
  16. pdc1605

    Music Playlist for Walking/Exercise

    Added to my playlist! Thanks!
  17. I will be 60 this spring! Started the process and hopefully a June/July surgery date. I am like many of you...want to be healthy and get off as many diabetic medications as I can....here's to us in 2021!
  18. pdc1605

    inches instead of pounds?

    That was then, this is NOW!!
  19. pdc1605

    inches instead of pounds?

    @findyourfire....that was a very clever idea! I am presently in the process of getting approved for surgery. When I do, I am taking your thunder! Lol
  20. pdc1605


    Happy Anniversary [emoji322]
  21. pdc1605


    Thank you so much! So good to get that first step over with!
  22. I have wanted to have surgery 20 years ago! My insurance wouldn't cover even with my comorbities. My new employer (22 years later) covers bariatric surgery! Went to my consultation today. My insurance requires only 3 months medically supervised program! No sleep study since I already have a cpap machine. First appointment is with the nutritionist January 19th!! Here we go! Hooray for me!!
  23. pdc1605

    The best compliment....

    I am loving this post! Just puts a chuckle in the day! I am presently in the process. First consultation on Thursday!
  24. pdc1605

    The best compliment....

    Oh funny!!

PatchAid Vitamin Patches