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nurse from ga

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  • Birthday 06/16/1971
  1. nurse from ga

    Georgia Lapbanders

    Oh I'm so sorry Paigey. Your BIL is my age--39. I'm sure it has hampered your recovery too. You are in my prayers. Wow, just goes to show you we never know what is in store for our lives. Everything really is in God's hands. Aleasha
  2. nurse from ga

    My 1st NSV and I am not even banded yet!!!

    :eek:Jane!! I was just reading about the $$ surprise you got!! Oh my goodness! I would have thought the patient advocate would have told you that FAR in advance!!!!!!! That has me scared as to what they are gonna tell me now!
  3. nurse from ga

    Another bump in the road

    Oh Jane!! I didn't know you got that kind of news!! Seems like the patient advocate would have told you that far in advance?!?!?!?!?!?! Now I'm scared of what I will be faced with at the last minute!!!!!!!!
  4. nurse from ga

    Got my 1st date!!!!!!

    Hey Jane....I'm just thrilled for you and can't wait to hear how well you are doing!! That's gonna be one of the things that keeps me going until my big day! By the way, how long are you planning on being out of work?
  5. nurse from ga

    Got my 1st date!!!!!!

    Good for you Jane! I know you are excited!!! Got a ? for you....is it standard for them to do a stress test & a EDG? I know you said you had to do it--just wondering if I will too?
  6. nurse from ga

    Got my 1st date!!!!!!

    I know you are Jane & you don't know how much that means to me!! I can't thank you enough for giving me the information about Duncan & Pam! I have been assigned a nurse/case manager by UHC & from the way it sounds, it looks like things will (fingers crossed) go pretty smoothly!! I pray they do. I have my 1st office visit on 10/18. I cant' wait. I'm full of ???'s and I've researched the surgery so much I feel like I could perform it myself. I know you understand what I mean. I wonder how much of an influence my UC & Crohn's is gonna have?? What's your opinion on that from a nursing standpoint?
  7. nurse from ga

    lapband mistake

    Wow...Bless your heart. So sorry to hear about your troubles! I also have Crohn's disease as well as ulcerative colitis. I am in the phase of meeting the requirements for my insurance & hopefully will be having LAP-BAND surgery early next year. I've done some research-because it was a concern for me & my family whether or not I should have WLS since I have these issues already--but from what I've read, it doesn't seem like it's contra-indicated. Crohn's is no fun at all. It can be very debilitating to say the least--same goes for ulcerative colitis. Please keep me updated on how you are doing. You will certainly be in my prayers. Aleasha
  8. nurse from ga

    Georgia Lapbanders

    Hey fellow Ga girls!! I'll give you a bit of background on myself. My name is Aleasha & I'm originally from Stockbridge but now live in Barnesville--out in the country. I have always been teeny tiny all my life...UNTIL my mid 20's. I began having some major health issues...ulcerative colitis, crohns disease, PCOS.... I have lost the weight several times--but of course it finds its way back! I am a nurse & love my life, but I'm very unhappy with the size I am. I just don't feel like myself and I decided it's time to do something about it. A fellow nurse friend told me about Dr. Titus Duncan. I checked him out, went to the seminar and I was sold! I'm in the beginning of the 6mo required visits...I'm hopeful my band date will be in April. Paigey, you are in my thoughts and I'm sure all will go well with your surgery!! Good luck to everyone!!
  9. nurse from ga

    United Health Care for State Employees

    Well, I just noticed that not only are you using Dr. Duncan--but you have SHBP as well! We have even more in common!! I was told by Pam at Duncan's office that I must contact UHC and be assigned to a bariatric nurse/case manager. Well, I did that immediately. The lady I spoke w/ promised me I would hear back from a nurse/case manager promptly. She asked what would be the best time for a nurse to call me--I gave her that information. Wouldn't you know it--the nurse calls me on Friday at the exact time I said I would NOT be available. Since then, I've called and called & get nothing but her voice mail--I've not received another call from her yet. I'm just slightly aggravated at that--but I'm trying to not let it get me down! Aleasha
  10. nurse from ga

    new girl on the block

    Hey Pam...I'm in the same boat as you--my insurance (which is UHC HRA) requires the same 6mo visits. My first one is Oct. 18th. Everything that I've heard and read about Dr. Duncan & his group sounds excellent. Good luck w/ your sleep study & psych eval. Keep me updated!!!! Aleasha:thumbup:
  11. My best friend used the surgeon you are speaking of. She went from a size 26 to a size 4. Channel 46 news did a special on her & this Dr--he was the 1st to use the 1 incision method. The $2,000 he requires is for all the aftercare stuff. I checked into this Dr recently. He's great...BUT, I don't want to shell out $2,000 up front. I am very comfortable w/ the Dr I've chosen-who by the way, does not require up front fees. Best of luck to you!
  12. nurse from ga

    Got my 1st date!!!!!!

    I am just tickled!! After speaking w/ a fellow nurse (who is going to be banded in just a couple of weeks!) I took her advice and called Dr. Duncan's office and spoke w/ Pam. My hope was she would get the ball rolling just a little faster. Well, much to my surprise she just called me back, told me what my insurance's expectations are & I now have my 1st appointment scheduled for 10/18!! I'd be lying if I said I didn't wish it was in September, but no complaining!! I'm SO happy right now!!! Thank you Jane!!! :thumbup:
  13. nurse from ga

    Just getting started!!

    Wow Paigey!! Your big day is right around the corner!!!!!! Good for YOU!!!!!
  14. nurse from ga

    Just getting started!!

    Yes, she is using Dr. Duncan. As a matter of fact, she's the one who recommended him. Thank you for your response!!!!
  15. nurse from ga

    APPROVED!!! Surgery date!!!!

    I'm thrilled for you; however...I must admit I'm a little disappointed you won't be there when my little procedure is done in the office on 10/13! But that's just me being selfish! By the way, how much time are you planning on taking off?

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