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Hi Y'all,

I am scheduled for April 16th. Very excited, but super scared. Not of the operation, but of being turned down and having my bubble burst.

I am 61

SW - 250 Goal - 150

Getting this done in Georgia.

Glad to see lots of A pril Sleevers here for support.

Kriss

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Hi Kriss! Stay strong!! Where are you having surgery? There are many insurance threads and many people share their experiences on getting approvals... Good luck!

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I'm nervous but excited. Sometime I feel like its so soon and other times I wish it was tomorrow. I'm still doing a lot of research and trying to self educated as much as possible. I'm also still going through the steps got insurance and preop clearance but as of now I'm scheduled for April 15.

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I am scheduled for surgery on April 25th with Dr. Gorecki in NY. I am now over my nervousness and just excited to start my new life.

I have BC/BS insurance and even though my ins covers this surgery I am nervous that my regular doc (that I have to see once a month for 6 months to qualify) has not been taking the right notes every visit. He doesn't ask about what I'm eating or what excercise program I am doing so I just hope the ins approves me even though he doesn't have this info. Has anyone else experienced this?

Anyway my details are

current weight 275lbs

Hopefully will get down to around 160lbs

I don't remember being under 190lbs so the idea that I could be 160lbs is just mind blowing and doesn't seem real.

I feel like I have been fighting this fight for so long it's hard to believe it could be over soon.

Good luck to everyone

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I am scheduled for surgery on April 25th with Dr. Gorecki in NY. I am now over my nervousness and just excited to start my new life.

I have BC/BS insurance and even though my ins covers this surgery I am nervous that my regular doc (that I have to see once a month for 6 months to qualify) has not been taking the right notes every visit. He doesn't ask about what I'm eating or what excercise program I am doing so I just hope the ins approves me even though he doesn't have this info. Has anyone else experienced this?

Anyway my details are

current weight 275lbs

Hopefully will get down to around 160lbs

I don't remember being under 190lbs so the idea that I could be 160lbs is just mind blowing and doesn't seem real.

I feel like I have been fighting this fight for so long it's hard to believe it could be over soon.

Good luck to everyone

Hey jillydj I also am having a problem with my doctor not documenting enough information. I have been going to him for nine months. My last appointment was jan. 31st. My surgeon told me a few months ago to tell him he wasn't writing enough, sometimes he wouldn't even document anything!! Also my letter from him I need that I gave him 9 months ago he still has not did. I was Suppose to have my surgery around first week of march can't do it now until April 30th. The surgeon office told me they will send in all my stuff I have been doing and see what happens.. In the meantime I still have to see him for a diet because if I'm denied they would make me start all over again :(

Hopefully your insurance company will see that you went for six months...it's so frustrating... Good luck !!

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Hi JillyDJ,

Have your PCP and surgeon document each visit with comcerns of obesity and weight loss attempts. My insurance requires six month of medical weight mangement, my surgeons office has a program and the nurses document everything I say and attempted during the six months. I had to visit my PCP for surgery clearance, and requested my medical records. To my surprise he had documented and noted in my charts "morbid obesity" attempts to lose weight. To my surprise he officially diagnosed me as morbidly obese last year, before I even considered the surgery. When I called the insurance coordinator at the biaractic center/surgeons office, she stated it was great to have the history documented by my PCP. I hope this helps you.

I am scheduled for surgery on April 25th with Dr. Gorecki in NY. I am now over my nervousness and just excited to start my new life.

I have BC/BS insurance and even though my ins covers this surgery I am nervous that my regular doc (that I have to see once a month for 6 months to qualify) has not been taking the right notes every visit. He doesn't ask about what I'm eating or what excercise program I am doing so I just hope the ins approves me even though he doesn't have this info. Has anyone else experienced this?

Anyway my details are

current weight 275lbs

Hopefully will get down to around 160lbs

I don't remember being under 190lbs so the idea that I could be 160lbs is just mind blowing and doesn't seem real.

I feel like I have been fighting this fight for so long it's hard to believe it could be over soon.

Good luck to everyone

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April Sleevers, we are two months out...are you nervous excited, both? I attended a "live" sleevers support group today, it was awesome!! Have you attended one, wht did you think? If not, I recommend it, good or bad, you may learn something. I personally learned a lot and it has me looking forward to the surgery. I truly feel like I have a bit of mental preparation to do, and I'm so looking forward to life after surgery. Black tie affairs, beach parties, summer park events...What are you looking forward to after surgery?

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I'm April 4th now, and so psyched to be closer every day!! I will be doing Beach Body Ultimate reset for 21 days and then starting liquids only the last week... I'm really looking forward to it. I want to be on the other side.

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I'm April 4th now, and so psyched to be closer every day!! I will be doing Beach Body Ultimate reset for 21 days and then starting liquids only the last week... I'm really looking forward to it. I want to be on the other side.

I purchased Beach Body's Total Ab Workout, feature Shaun T., he's the guy that created INSANITY...I'm not that insane to try that one yet. But, I do want to build muscle, and work on my core before the surgery, hopefully shrink the flab. Unfortunately, two days after buying the DVDs I was bedridden with a cold/pneumonia and bronchitis, I have been down two weeks...I walk upstairs and I'm out of breath (not normal). I hope to be better soon, so I can shred pre-surgery. Good luck to you!

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April Sleevers, we are two months out...are you nervous excited, both? What are you looking forward to after surgery?

I wish it the surgery was tomorrow! I am so excited. I am looking forward to shorts. Not bermuda shorts, but actual shorts!

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Oh my, shorts?! I can't remember the last time I even ATTEMPTED to put on a pair of shorts! I sort of forgot they existed...there's something to look forward to!

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I am scheduled for 4/11 also with Dr. Pecquex in Boston. I am starting to get very nervous that I am going to go thru all of this and its not going to work for me. Looking forward to seeing how all the April sleevers progress!!

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i submitted to insurance this morning and will have an answer by next monday 3/11!!! im still scheduled for April 15th so i hope everything gets approved.

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I'm on vacation at the moment, but what do you all think about a "run down" sheet, with our screen names, surgery dates, surgery docs/location and where we are from? Would it be helpful? What about adding our stats? I changed my date from the 11th to the 4th and I've posted some stats/pics already... I'm really looking forward supporting and sharing this with you all!! Whoot!!!

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I'm a first timer on here!!! My next appointment is march the 14 where I will start my liquid diet. I'm so nervous and excited and scared, hell I'm not sure how I feel! My surgery will be April 3rd. I'm 32 and weigh 187. I'm starting out with what is considered a "low BMI" but obesity is bad in my family and u have struggled for years. I'm so ready to be healthy and feel better physically and emotionally!

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