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Kellysouthpaw: I had mine done by Dr. Kemmeter and everything went great. Very informative and personable. If you read his Bio it is very impressive. But all the dr.s at GHP are. I also went to St.Mary's, the staff there is wonderful, really recommend St.Mary's for the surgery. If you have any other questions about Dr.Kemmeter, hospital or anything else I will be glad and try to help. Good luck on your journey and I am sure you will be very happy with your decision.

I'm glad to hear that you had such a great experience at St. Mary's with Dr. Kemmeter. I'd really love to have mine done at St. Mary's with him as well. Unfortunately, my life has been turned upside down recently. My mother died very suddenly of septic shock on May 22nd (the same day I went to the orientation). I didn't even get the chance to tell her about the surgery (she would have been so happy - she has been concerned about my weight for years. She was so young, too - 56. Anyway, this has understandably thrown a monkey wrench into all of my plans, but I still set up my first appt at GHP for June 18th. I still really want to get this done, but with the time off from work I had to take and helping my dad with the unexpected expenses of my mother's funeral I'm unsure now if I will be able to afford the surgery. But I'm going to go forward with it as far as I can for now!

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I'm glad to hear that you had such a great experience at St. Mary's with Dr. Kemmeter. I'd really love to have mine done at St. Mary's with him as well. Unfortunately, my life has been turned upside down recently. My mother died very suddenly of septic shock on May 22nd (the same day I went to the orientation). I didn't even get the chance to tell her about the surgery (she would have been so happy - she has been concerned about my weight for years. She was so young, too - 56. Anyway, this has understandably thrown a monkey wrench into all of my plans, but I still set up my first appt at GHP for June 18th. I still really want to get this done, but with the time off from work I had to take and helping my dad with the unexpected expenses of my mother's funeral I'm unsure now if I will be able to afford the surgery. But I'm going to go forward with it as far as I can for now!

So sorry to hear about your Mom!! She is with you all the time in the sunshine, blue skies, birds singing etc, flowers blooming. Remember your special time. My mom passed away in April, had been going downhill for a couple of years, and the last 3 months were really difficult. My thoughts are with you as I know this is difficult. She knows what you are doing. Keep in touch!

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Finally received my date today, it's June 18!

It took so long getting the approval faxed and communicated! It was approved at BCBS of Illinois on 5/29 and just today my drs office emailed to set up the surgery date:(

Anyway, NUT and exercise dude on Monday, pre op diet for a week, then surgery:)

I have Dr. Foote in GR.

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Finally received my date today' date=' it's June 18!

It took so long getting the approval faxed and communicated! It was approved at BCBS of Illinois on 5/29 and just today my drs office emailed to set up the surgery date:(

Anyway, NUT and exercise dude on Monday, pre op diet for a week, then surgery:)

I have Dr. Foote in GR.[/quote']

Dr Foote is great!

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I am getting sleeved by Dr. Genaw @ Henry Ford in Detroit tomorrow and live in the downriver area. Happy to meet some fellow Michigan folks. Anyone else from downriver?

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I am downriver. Brownstown. Had my sleeve done 3.18.13 by dr Kharbulti (wyandotte).

Oh that's great... My sis n law was gonna go through him. We went to the seminar in march. I went through Dr Zeni at st Mary's in Livonia.. I was sleeves 6/12 and am down 27 lbs from surgery day! Had to stop all Protein Shakes as of today. My stomach would not tolerate them but now will b purée diet early with as many Proteins as can and also a Protein shot everyday! Brownstown is really close, would b nice to talk to others in area :)

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Oh that's great... My sis n law was gonna go through him. We went to the seminar in march. I went through Dr Zeni at st Mary's in Livonia.. I was sleeves 6/12 and am down 27 lbs from surgery day! Had to stop all Protein Shakes as of today. My stomach would not tolerate them but now will b purée diet early with as many Proteins as can and also a Protein shot everyday! Brownstown is really close' date=' would b nice to talk to others in area <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />[/quote']

I am really happy! Lost 55 (or more now) since March. I am still doing shakes twice a day (premiere is all I can handle) and sometime Click coffee. I hate to even think of working out- but need to soon. Anytime you want to get together or walk maybe even... I am here. Feel free to text me anytime 734-620-1818.

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I just got a call from Weight Loss Services through McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey and I have been approved. My surgery date will be August 19 with Doctor Nagle. I am shocked that Priority Health answered in two days. I really thought it would take them a week or more. So I'm running toward my surgery now. Less than two months out. I'm a little excited and a little anxious but that is entirely to be expected.

Between now and then my family and I are going on a cruise to Alaska so I have a lot to be thankful for right now.

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i'm in Midland. had my sleeve surgery on June 11, 2013. had it done in alma by Dr. Cudjoe.

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I just got a call from Weight Loss Services through McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey and I have been approved. My surgery date will be August 19 with Doctor Nagle. I am shocked that Priority Health answered in two days. I really thought it would take them a week or more. So I'm running toward my surgery now. Less than two months out. I'm a little excited and a little anxious but that is entirely to be expected.

Between now and then my family and I are going on a cruise to Alaska so I have a lot to be thankful for right now.

Congrats!

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I am from grosse ile. Came home from the hospital today. Not feeling that great...

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I am from grosse ile. Came home from the hospital today. Not feeling that great...

Wow. I hope you feel better soon. Think about all the benefits to come.

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So I'm back on track! Still going with Dr. Kemmeter at GHP. I won't be able to actually have my surgery until October because that's the earliest I'll be able to take 2 weeks off of work (we are extremely short staffed and currently working on training someone). So right now it's a "hurry up and wait" situation. But in the mean time I'm saving up every extra penny I can to help take some of the financial burden off of me when I am off work!

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