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Not yet. I do the sleep study tomorrow night. I do the treadmill and echo next week. Then my last dietician and finally surgeon of feb 8th. Then submit to insurance. What sucked about the treadmill. Give me a heads up on whats going to happen. I'm old and fat and don't exercise so I hope they dont kill me that day. Lol.....

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Not yet. I do the sleep study tomorrow night. I do the treadmill and echo next week. Then my last dietician and finally surgeon of feb 8th. Then submit to insurance. What sucked about the treadmill. Give me a heads up on whats going to happen. I'm old and fat and don't exercise so I hope they dont kill me that day. Lol.....

Ha ha ha I'm young and fat and really didn't like it. They want your pulse to get to 165. I lasted 12 minutes. sleep study is a pain but since I got my cpap machine (I've had mine for almost a year) and love it. It makes such a big difference. Dr Lewis (pulmonologist) is awesome. He cracks me up. Everything will be fine. Keep me posted

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I will keep you posted. Dr Lewis is really nice. It probably won't take me 12 minutes. My heart picks up speed just thinking about it. Lol..... :D

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I will keep you posted. Dr Lewis is really nice. It probably won't take me 12 minutes. My heart picks up speed just thinking about it. Lol..... :D

Oklafarmgal-

How are you doing with your appointments?

Do you have a surgery date yet?

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Hi molliec. I am doing amazing. Down 46 pounds since 12/26. Back to work last week. Gotta get my energy and stamina back. Last Friday I was really tired after work and my top incision was hurting but took the weekend to relax and I'm doing good so far this week. About 3 hours of constant activity and I'm pooped... But so grateful for everything. How are you by the way...

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Oh I'm so happy for you! That is awesome!!

I've only had my 1st apt w/Dr.Kirk and my 1st with the Psyc today. But I've got 6 different apt's over the next 3 weeks hoping to be able to have it done in March! lol *fingers crossed*

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I really liked the psych lady. I wish she was in Tulsa. Would probably use her... Lol. There is a lot to do. Did your insurance make you do the 6 month diet? I

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I have UHC and we don't have to do the 6 mth diet, but I also didn't get to use the Psyc there because of something with the insurance. I had to go to a lady in Tulsa, but she's pretty nice. I think they said everyone else will be at Bailey though.

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I have UHC and we don't have to do the 6 mth diet' date=' but I also didn't get to use the Psyc there because of something with the insurance. I had to go to a lady in Tulsa, but she's pretty nice. I think they said everyone else will be at Bailey though.[/quote']

Ah ha. All of my stuff was at Bailey... I had most of everything stacked in 2 days. At least u didn't have to do the diet plan. I was happy I didn't have to do it either

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Megs! You are doing fantstic! Wow! I went today to my final dietician. I go friday to see Dr. Katsis. They are pushing to get me in February, but I dont know if the cards are going to fall right, it may have to be the second week of march because of committments I have. They only do surgeries on tuesdays. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed though. Good luck with it guys! ! Nice to talk to you again.....

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I am just Nervous Nellie! They will submit to UHC on Friday once I'm finished meeting with Dr Katsis. The requirements on my UHC is "documented diagnosis of MORBID obesity for 5 years". I wouldn't be considered "morbidly" obese all that time. My bmi's are 36.1, 39.1, 39.6, 40.9, 41.2. I'm sure hoping they don't give me trouble with my bmi not being over 40 for 5 years. Anyone else have to work around a requirement? What do you think my chances are of getting them to approve with this. I do have a diagnosis of sleep apnea, too. I feel about sick just worrying about it.

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It will all work out. They should not give you too much trouble with BMi I would not think. Yeah Dr katsis does surgery on Tuesdays and Dr Varnell does them on Wednesday... Let me know what happens

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I think you'll be ok too. I also have united healthcare and when I called them about coverage they told me morbid obese for 5 years or obese + a co-morbidity would be covered.

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Thanks girls! I hope it works out. I have invested so much time in this, as has everyone else. Lol....I will know a surgery date Friday. I think it will probably be set for the 26th. I will go on the 2 week pre-op diet before i even know about insurance approval. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I will let you know!

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