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hey guys my name is bel and im new to lapbandtalk!

i hv my first visit with True Results in Ft Worth tomorrow.

My insurance does not cover the procedure so this is all out of pocket. :thumbup:

What should i expect on my first visit? They told me that they are going to weigh me and all that good stuff.

Since this is all out of pocket, i think that my process is going to be alot faster than most i read about here.

What should I expect tomorrow? They said something about an EKG. :thumbdown:

How long do you think this process will take?

Im so anxious to get this done... lol

I just want to be healthy and live a long life with my Hubby!

Any and all posts are welcomed!!

thanks in advance

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No worries, I too went through True Results out of Phoenix. And it was great. You will have an EKG and a sleep study most likely. They will have you begin a special diet to lighten your liver for about a week or two and then you will have your surgery.

GOod Luck!!:thumbdown:

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Oh Sweet! yeah i love these guys!!

So how long do you think this process will be? Start to finish?

i cant tell you how excited I am!!!

I just wanna yell :thumbdown:

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Welcome bel! I know how you feel this is an overwhelming experience. I too am self pay and yes our process is A LOT quicker than what those whose insurance covered it is. Its almost too quick so be sure to read a lot of the diff topics in the forum they're really helpful with answering just about every question you have & even some you didn't think of asking! I read these religously now. I will be banded in one week & my initial consultation was exactly a week ago. On the one hand its great that since your self pay you get to go at the pace you want but its also a business & surgeons are geared to make that sale so be very careful & read all the find print! Try to get as much included in your programs price as possible. Shoot for at least 6mts to a yr of included follow up & fills. And if at all possible coverage for revisions for a year also. My doc does all the pre-op in a day. Granted its a very long day! About 5 hours for me to have a consult with the nutritionist, therapist & surgeon. Have some bloodwork done & a stress test. The EKG is a very simple procedure don't worry. They're just making sure your heart is fit for the 'trauma' surgery can be. there's different kinds of stress tests either you're given something to simulate excercise & the effect on your heart or they'll hook you up to the ekg and have you power walk/jog on a treadmill to test your heart health. Provided all your numbers are good- and as self pay they're usually ready to go since they don't have to get clearance from your insurance. Once you do that your doc will schedule your surgery & typically that's within a few weeks. Once again for me it was just 2 weeks. My doc does only 1 week of pre-op liquid dieting but I've read many do 2 weeks. Whichever the case the next step is your 'B-day'!!! So the process could be anywhere from a week to their next available surgery date. You could be banded before May!! So read up & get comfortable here... and congrats on your first step to your new life! =)

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:lol:Oh you guys are awsome on here!

My Real Birthday is April 16th. It would be great to hv this surgery by the end of this month so that I can have both of my 'BDAYS" int he same month.

i have a good amount of weight to lose!

Small goals is what I keep telling myself.

But just making the decision to get banded is a huge step in the right direction!

Thanks again... Keep the advice and knowlegde coming!

Tomorrow cant come fast enough :thumbdown:

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hello everyone i had my surgery 1 week ago today...by Dr.BHYORUL.. he is a great surgeon.

i need some advise here about my diet....i can have regular blenderized Soups ann suggestions as to what kind is good... there is so many to choose from....thanks we ill be chatting soon

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Finished up my pre-op today was quite easy and day 3 of pre-op diet is easier than I expected!This is all becoming soo real! =) Good luck with your pre-op tomorrow Bel let us know how it goes!

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Ok im off to my appt!

my stomach is doing a dance i hv never seen it do before. My nerves are getting the best of me!

Today the worries of maybe hving to do a sleep apnea test or a stress test hv taken over.

Wish me luck guys.. I pray to return with GREAT news!

:smile2:

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hey guys my name is bel and im new to lapbandtalk!

i hv my first visit with True Results in Ft Worth tomorrow.

My insurance does not cover the procedure so this is all out of pocket. :)

What should i expect on my first visit? They told me that they are going to weigh me and all that good stuff.

Since this is all out of pocket, i think that my process is going to be alot faster than most i read about here.

What should I expect tomorrow? They said something about an EKG. :smile2:

How long do you think this process will take?

Im so anxious to get this done... lol

I just want to be healthy and live a long life with my Hubby!

Any and all posts are welcomed!!

thanks in advance

Let us know how the appointment went today. I'm in my 4th year and maintaining a normal healthy weight for over years now, loving banded living, and have worked really hard to learn to work this tool. I blogged a lot about my early journey - you may find it helpful. You can get to my blog site from my signature below.

No here is an important question: what are you goals in terms of health, weight and quality of life. Do youfeel you have a good understanding of what it is going to take to achieve those goals?

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so.....

It went better than expected! I see my surgeon on the 28th. Im shooting for a surgery date of May 26. Id really like to hv my surgery earlier than that but Id like to get my $$$ situation all good before i hv my surgery. Right now im doing cash and sm care credit. Id like not to do the care credit at all if possible.

I do hv a question though... Has anyone ever gone through a place like true results and they told you that you had to have a pysch eval or a sleep test for clearance.

What happens if you dont do them? is it up to the center to clear you or is up to the doctor?

Im just asking because I was asked to do a psych but a friend of mine told me i didnt hv to do it cause the doc doesnt require it.

Im confused... :smile2:

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I'm getting banded @ True Results in Richardson, TX in 5 months. My first visit was a piece of cake...nothing bad at all. It went pretty quick too. Best of luck!

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I am using True Results in Richardson, TX. I have my sugery Monday, 04-12-2010 at 11:00 AM. Who is your DR? Mine is Dr. Fox.

Best of Luck!

Stagegirl

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yeah my first visit went great. got my EKG done.

Did they tell you that you had to have a sleep test or a psych test?

Does the surgeon you are going through require it?

Im wondering how the procedure goes if the surgean doesnt require it but True results is saying they need to you get it in order to clear you.

Im confused as to one says needed and the other is saying not needed:confused:

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Actually I have Doctor Mardsen but I was going to see about switching to Doctor Fox. How do you like him? When did you finally meet your doc? I have only gone in for one apt and I didn't meet the Doctor yet.

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Dr. Fox was at the Saturday seminar I attended. I like him a lot. He seems very kind and very attentive. I will let you know when I arrive back home Tuesday afternoon. :biggrin:

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