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Mine was approved on a Sunday

Congratulations! Did aetna call you on Sunday?

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No but they left the Dr.s office a message on Sunday

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No but they left the Dr.s office a message on Sunday

Nice! Mine was submitted to aetna on the 10th and still haven't heard a thing, maybe I annoyed them calling everyday :/

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mine was sent in on Sept 25th and didnt get an answer until Oct. 13th. I called everyday.

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So I was denied today. I guess my bmi dropped below 40 down to 36 while I was on hcg. I do have a history dating back to 2008 where it was over 40. Do you think that is what they are looking for?

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Oh no this was the first time submitting though? This want a denial to an appeal? If so yes that's what they r looking for 2 yrs of being over 40 or under 40 with 2 comorbids ... When I got denied in my letter to them for my appeal I let them know I was under 40 only because of diet pills and hcg... Don't give up!!!!

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So I was denied today. I guess my bmi dropped below 40 down to 36 while I was on hcg. I do have a history dating back to 2008 where it was over 40. Do you think that is what they are looking for?

I would assume it is because you are under 40 currently without the comorbidities...they probabaly think you can lose on hcg vs having to do surgery. Ugh sorry I know you are frustrated.

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So, my dr faxed over the paperwork saying my bmi has been over 40 for two years. Please cross your fingers! Hopefully they won't take another 3 weeks to decide

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I hope they approve you. No one wants to be on supplements to lose weight for a long time.

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Sending positive thoughts your way

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So funny thing today, when the surgeons office faxed the paperwork to aetna that my bmi had been over 40 for 2 years they then questioned the fact that one of my weigh ins said I was 5'4" and one said 5'5" wouldn't that tell anyone with a brain perhaps I was wearing sufferer shoes or maybe my hair was bigger that day.... For crying out loud! Thank you I had to vent!

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So funny thing today' date=' when the surgeons office faxed the paperwork to aetna that my bmi had been over 40 for 2 years they then questioned the fact that one of my weigh ins said I was 5'4" and one said 5'5" wouldn't that tell anyone with a brain perhaps I was wearing sufferer shoes or maybe my hair was bigger that day.... For crying out loud! Thank you I had to vent![/quote']

Mazzers120,

That sucks! People just don't use common sense. I mean if the BMI is still over 40 who cares how tall you are, lol. Funny thing though, I was 5'4" most of my life. I had back surgery in 2008 and honestly hadn't measured my height in years, I was shocked when they measured me at the nut appointment and I was 5'2". Not sure how old you are but our height does change as we age. I am 45

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So guys I am 4 days out if you count surgery day. I am still in the hospital because I also had a cystic mass removed from my belly that was much lower than the sleeve incisions. I'm doing ok.. Just gas, soreness and a bit if nausea. They also had to give me a few doses of Benedryl because I was itching so bad from the pain Med's. I get a heparin shot a few times per day in my stomach as well because I am high risk for clotting. I am getting down about an ounce per hour of liquid but it makes me so nauseated . I should be going home tomorrow no later than Monday...because you just don't sleep in the hospital.

Hope my twin Sleevers doing great as well.

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