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Didn't mean to send that so soon... Lol I would love to keep in touch... I feel like my surgery is so far Away but I like hearing how my band friends are doing!

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I have horizon bcbs- there is a medical policy section on their website that clearly outlined what had to be met to have it covered- call your insurance- you pay them and make them tell you what they consider comorbities

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I was actually diagnosed with high blood pressure yesterday - sad day and the headache associated sucks... But it's got to be good for my approval! Lol

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So far it sounds like we three could share the same closet! I think I am older than you rwo. I'm 49 and your pictures that are smaller on my phones screen than my pinky finger nail look to be in your twenties. I would like to keep up with you two as well. June 13 is fast approaching! That will be one down, two to go! I will be last, prob in September.

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I'm August so you and I will still be waiting :-) I'm 29

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It will be approved because I am 5'6 and weight 225 pounds but the weight is in my stomach be I got my survey done on mat 20 I would like weight 140-150 just enough to get back to good health like I was in high school

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I envy ALL of you!! I just had my first seminar scheduled and it's not until June 11th!! I haven't even met my surgeon yet, but I'm sure he won't call me skinny (heck nothing about me is!) I'm 5'5 and close to my highest ever at 255! (embarrassed face) I'm in size 18 too but I hate it soo much. I just can't wait to get the balls to rolling so I can be rid of this fat girl once and for all! Good Luck to you all and happy weight loss!

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Baygirl... I'm not sure what you gathered from my post that made you assume what you clearly have assumed about me. I started my research last year... I was athletic in shape and in fantastic Health until having my daughter at 20. I've gained and lost over 100lbs multiple times in the past 9 years. It's been over a year since I began researching and talking to friends and strangers about the good the bad and the ugly and i made a decision... In January I went to my surgeons office for a consultation after THOROUGH research... I have been seeing a nutritionist, NP at the surgeons office, my primary MD, 4 specialists And monthly support groups as well as online support groups, this forum, and Private friendships I have built from these different sources every month since january. Including a walking group with pre and post op patients... When i started this post it was bc i met the actual surgeon... That does not mean i have not put in the time and research! I do not know what makes you the end all be all of WLS but I will tell you that 3 months after surgery I bet I will have complaints - and days will suck... But nothing has sucked more than being uncomfortable in my own skin since the day I became pregnant. I have fought the demons in my head for 9 years and this Is my last resort... I am ready. More ready than I bet you could say you were. And in 5 years when I'm whining about not having beer or getting divorced (which is ridiculous) - I hope you're off this website so I can get the support I need. People like you do not help. The good bad and ugly of surgery helps me and I cherish every post I see - but your post was stereotypical and an uneducated response to what clearly are your own problems... Not mine. I am the nicest person and I have been nothing but supportive on here. I haven't had one complaint about anyone I've met or spoke with on here until you.

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good luck

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Bayou,

Not to add to what you have already said but I think you came out a little strong. It sounds like she knows what she wants and is getting her self prepared for the journey ahead. Alot of the things you are mentioning are true and people need to understand but bringing negative comments about people failing after getting a lap band. Everyone is human and we all make mistakes, I know I do! I sure knew what I got myself into before I got banded last month and know its going to be a challenge and learning experience for me. I'm pretty sure she knows what she's getting herself into and has a good mindset going into it.

-Amine

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Connie, I will just say this...nah I'm gonna say a lot but hope you read it all...heehee

1) congratulations on standing up for your health at 29 and not at 43 like I did. I admire your sense of self.

2) we may have some cultural differences in this thread so don't sweat it too much.

3) everyone's journey is different. Ask questions, take advice but hold your own counsel and make your own decisions. ( it seems like that is what you are doing)

We have your back GF!

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Well I still don't see where I deserved you insults are your profanity towards me. And when in the past If I had hurt any ones feeling I have apologized.

I see here where I have up front said I speak the truth and that it was in no way intended too be hurtful. Gave advice insurance. And gave a suggestion on visiting with current lb patients And ended it with best wishes. And in no was was nasty.

I never at anytime said I was the end all be all. I really thought I was being helpful. Sorry you didn't take it the way it was intended.

I do wish you the best

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This is such an emotional subject and I would like to add my two cents, please. I truly feel like BayouG has her heart in the right place but chose words that were not always the best (new connies for example) . I don't think her intention was attack mode and I'm sorry this thread has wound up more like a near miss traffic incident complete with horns honking. I think if we were able to talk face to face things would go a bit more smoothly. I hope this thread can be forgotten quickly. To band or not is SUCH a darn difficult decision that I am struggling with as well. I see the points you are both making, and can understand why Connie was insulted. I would have not been happy either. We do need support here and we need to hear the truth. I know I do not want the truth sugar coated, but I also don't need barbed wire.

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Thanks Rw.... I really didn't have malice in my heart, i was only trying to help. I removed what i wrote because i know my self what i'm capable of writing and i don't want too go there...

connie... Good luck and i hope you have a great day...

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