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I get sleeved December,20 :)

Congrats and welcome to the group. Our two sleevers who add the new people are recovering from their procedure and will add all as soon as they are able. We wish them all speedy n healthy recovering:)

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I'M VERY EARLY BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY GOOD LUCK , AND REST EASY TO EVERYONE THAT GETS SLEEVED TOMORROW!!!

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Dec 16 sleeve4ever
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My surgery date is Dec 31st! :D :D :D :D What a way to bring in the new year! Tmrrw is my pre-op appointment at Duke regional in Durham NC, evidently it's an all day thing where I go to group, meet with nutrition again and with my surgeon, anesthesiologist and of course FINANCE. I've tried to reach out already to Iron out the details about what they require up front and nobody seems to know. I have bcbs IL and luckily they didn't require any supervised dieting period so that was a relief. I have 1500 deductible which I've already met just with pre op psych and nut and lab testing etc...and my oop max is 3k...so im really not too worried about the rest...im assuming it's all going to be billable since nobody at duke seems to know or really be stressing it.

Yesterday I met a really great guy at Vitamin Shoppe in Burlington NC, who was completely encouraging and has lost over 90 pounds himself. He was able to recommend a Multivitamin geared spec for bariatric patients that was fairly inexpensive and the best type of Protein that I'll probably go purchase after my appointment tmrw. Apparently my insurance requires a surgery date to be set prior to submitting for approval so that was just sent for approval on Friday and was told by admin at Duke Metabolic Center for Weight loss to give it til about this Wednesday or so to check on the approval.**crossing my fingers** Soooooo....that's where I'm at...I guess it will all sink in after tmrw...until then I'll be checking out the forum and various youtube videos for encouragement :rolleyes:

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Hi everyone...

Just a quick check in...still trying to recover, and am having som definite pain around the incision site. I have a LOT of gurgling as I am drinking my shakes, and am not making the 64 oz a day quite yet.

Good luck to everyone this week...keep in mind when you are on the other side and tired of hurting (like I am) that it's short term pain for long term gain. Not a second of 'buyer's remorse' at all!!

Praying for you Andrew!

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QUESTION??? TO THOSE WHO'VE BEEN SLEEVED!!!

- Did you ask to see what your stomach looked like, or if they took pictures etc.

I'm very curious to know what it looks like on the inside!! Like was it fatty, was my liver smaller , the list goes on an on..

Don't know if anyone else is like me, but I watched a whole gastric sleeve procedure (from a Dr. in Marietta, GA) on youtube last night. I couldn't believe they had such a thing on youtube but they do. It was very interesting.

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My surgery date is Dec 31st! :D :D :D :D What a way to bring in the new year! Tmrrw is my pre-op appointment at Duke regional in Durham NC, evidently it's an all day thing where I go to group, meet with nutrition again and with my surgeon, anesthesiologist and of course FINANCE. I've tried to reach out already to Iron out the details about what they require up front and nobody seems to know. I have bcbs IL and luckily they didn't require any supervised dieting period so that was a relief. I have 1500 deductible which I've already met just with pre op psych and nut and lab testing etc...and my oop max is 3k...so im really not too worried about the rest...im assuming it's all going to be billable since nobody at duke seems to know or really be stressing it.

Yesterday I met a really great guy at Vitamin Shoppe in Burlington NC, who was completely encouraging and has lost over 90 pounds himself. He was able to recommend a multivitamin geared spec for bariatric patients that was fairly inexpensive and the best type of Protein that I'll probably go purchase after my appointment tmrw. Apparently my insurance requires a surgery date to be set prior to submitting for approval so that was just sent for approval on Friday and was told by admin at Duke Metabolic Center for Weight loss to give it til about this Wednesday or so to check on the approval.**crossing my fingers** Soooooo....that's where I'm at...I guess it will all sink in after tmrw...until then I'll be checking out the forum and various youtube videos for encouragement :rolleyes:

Hey - good luck. I am in Cary, NC and my surgery is bright and early tomorrow. Have to be at the hospital at 5:15 a.m. :D

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Prayers to Andrew. We are all thinking of you.

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I was instructed to shower the night before and the morning off with antibacterial soap. Oh and to wash my hair well both time which I thought was weird.

Same here! Which will be tonight and at 4:30 am! Eek can't believe it's here after one more sleep! (At least I hope I can sleep!)

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Positive thoughts for Andrew. He posted a topic that he was taken to the hospital and they found a bleed.

On my goodness praying for him.

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Don't know if anyone else is like me, but I watched a whole gastric sleeve procedure (from a Dr. in Marietta, GA) on youtube last night. I couldn't believe they had such a thing on youtube but they do. It was very interesting.

Yes I've watched like 3 different ones

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I was instructed to shower the night before and the morning off with antibacterial soap. Oh and to wash my hair well both time which I thought was weird.

I was also instructed to shower with antibacterial soap also. It's my choice to wash my hair I don't have to. But I can't wear any oils, lotions, hair gels etc!

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Positive thoughts for Andrew. He posted a topic that he was taken to the hospital and they found a bleed.

Oh no. I hope everything's ok with him. I'll be praying for him.

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Something the nurse told me at the pre-op visit… she said that women should not shave their legs or underarms the day before or day of surgery because the razor causes tiny cuts to the skin which can make you more susceptible to infection. I don't know if this applies to men shaving their face, but it would seem that it would. That was a surprise!

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Prayers to all who have surgery tomorrow. May all go well. Post updates when you can.

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