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About missgypsy

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    OKARNG Wifey
  • Birthday 01/25/1972

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    I'm married and have 2 teenage boys.
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    cooking, gardening, being with my hubby and kiddos, nascar and nhra
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    domestic goddess
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  1. Wow everything sounds so yummy!!!!!
  2. and how long has it been since they started the review? that is absurd!!! hope there isn't a real great BIG EMERGENCY!! shouldn't all tricares be the same? just split up so one west, south, north isn't all bombarded at once? my advocate here wasn't much help either and thats why i went over her head. we just happened to go to a conference and they had venders there and humana tricare was there so i thought hey what can i loose lol. just so happened it was the director. my prob is that they wouldn't give me a second opinion and denied me after i met ALL requirements and they woudn't let me talk to the dr in charge of my case, they also lost all my paperwork and toldme i had to start all over. they HAVE to give you a second opinion and it has to be done off post. i just found out a few wks ago that they stoppped all lap-band surgeries here at ft sill, oklahoma because they have had so many complaints and too many ppl coming back with probs. so now everyone is being seen off post. automatic off post referrals. i wish you luck. and me personally i'd start bugging the crap out of them. and i'd go down to the referral office. talk to someone and explain to them that you need the referral because you are starting to have probs. yes lie a touch if you need to- how are they going to know??? lol hey it can't hurt.
  3. just a suggestion since you can't get anything done on the phone or with your dr and the paperwork, how abou going down to the tricare office in the hosp and talking to them. they can tell you what to do and also i would go over to the referral office and talk to them. if you still can't get anything done go talk to the patient advocate. yes just to get the band i had to do all of that. and i ended up speaking to the director of tricare south in person. i didn't care at that point but heads were going to roll. something i just noticed you had tricare and now you have triwest? and this is because you moved correct?
  4. we are going to my moms. will just be my family- 4 of us, my parents and neice. so only 7 of us. sweet and simple. something we all need :-)
  5. missgypsy

    ugh please help.

    I haven't had to deal with anything like this but I did have this question since you said they tried taking some fluid out of the band. did you have some in it? and is it empty now? if there is some in it they may need to remove all of it and let your tummy settle down and the swelling go down. hope you get to go home soon!!
  6. missgypsy

    Medical ID bracelets...

    I wear one and personally I feel nekkie if i don't have it on. i make the pretty bracelet part and they look very similar to that. you can get all the stuff at a craft store or walmart. i'd rather wear one and be safe then sorry. and if i had a boob job then i'd prob put that info in it too. if you don't want anyone to know then you don't have to let them read it because it's on your arm. but if your able to talk then thats a different story all together. thanks for the link- they are pretty!! :thumbup:
  7. missgypsy

    Holiday foods and eating

    oh also forgot to say i found a recipe i posted in the other forum for dressing. thinking about trying it a few day before and if i like it then i will take some to share with everyone. :smile2:
  8. missgypsy

    Holiday foods and eating

    thanks for all the advice. i just really wish holidays and food was simple. when i am here at home with hubs and the kiddos i don't go out of my way to make anything extra. we all usually eat the same things and my oldest some has severe food allergies. just makes more sense to me to do it that way so no one feels left out. now every so often i will make something special for someone if they don't like what the rest of us are eating. i'm not going to force them to eat it lol. i just had a fill last mon so i eat less then what i did before then. i'm bound and determined to loose weight during the holidays :smile2:.
  9. I can do eggs and eat them often. Now I can't do pork chops, steak, mushrooms or cole slaw. If it's any kind of ground meat I can do it. Haven't attempted rice, pasta or bread. Don't plan on it either.
  10. missgypsy

    Medical ID Bracelets

    I read a post on this board (i think) but yes I did order one and I wear it daily. I also make different bracelets to go with mine. I think I need to color coodinate at times lol and it's really super easy to make. How to Make a Beaded Medic Alert | eHow.com
  11. protein is supposed to help the hair from falling out but you must also realize that hormones and thyroid play a big part in it also. some ppl actually loose some hair after they have a major surgery. i make sure i have all my protein and my hair is falling out but my hormones are also out of kilter too. i've lost 44-45 lbs since may so 55 lbs is ALOT.
  12. missgypsy

    tired of doctors

    they've done that to me also and i make the excuse that i got stopped at the gate because they are doing 100% ID ck. what are they going to do call and see lol? i hate sitting there waiting for them and then if you go to the desk and remind them they act like it's an inconvience for them to go and ck...
  13. missgypsy

    Tricare Fees?

    the only thing i had to pay for was 20.00 for the physic dr and for my opti-fast 145.00. everything else was covered.
  14. my dr does the fills without. he does have the machine and does it occasionally on ppl but so far not on me.
  15. i just found this out yesterday afternoon. I was hoping to not have to attend any till i lost all my weight lol. I enjoy going but it's the shopping for a dress, previously i hated shopping. I would like something that is comfortable, yet stylish, and doesn't make me look like the broad side of a barn. I always end up settling for something i don't like because it's all i can find. Well not this year ladies lol. I plan on finding something super cute and shows off some of my body. hubby thinks i should wear purple- ok hope i don't look like a grape when he's in his dress blues (i was thinking hot pink or leopard lol) :biggrin:. I know black is slimming but i've worn so much black that i'm trying to stay away from that color. And to top it all off is it's nov 6!!! less then a month away...i've already hit ross, goodwill, 1/2 of 1/2 off name brand clothing and a consigment store. i will go ck out the other goodwill and salvation army store later today. sometime will go to the mall. i'm really trying to go with a good outlook but it's hard to get yourself in that frame of mine when you keep thinking of the past experiences. wish me luck that i find something lol. :thumbup:

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