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December 2013 Sleevers Come In!



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I don't have an exact date yet, hoping for the 1st or 2nd week of december.

Surgeon decided i don't need an EGD, yay!!

Need all the pre-op stuff and whatnot, plus my last NUT visit on November 1st. I can barely stand the waiting. I am READY.

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So exciting!!

I have my final testing in early Nov too and it seemed so far away and now it's in 3 weeks! I'm having stomach issues and possible hiatal hernia so I'm ok with the EGD.

Time is going to fly, I'm sure. I'm going to be so excited until it gets here, then I'll be scared to death! lol

Glad you joined our December group!

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I'm getting sleeved December 6th. All tests are done just have to get my leave of absence approved and do a pre-op class. So excited!

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That is so exciting! Hopefully our dates will be close together!

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Come on in December 2013 sleevers! It's getting closer so surely there are more people closing in on a December date!

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December 9th!!!! I had the option to go in October but life and schedule didn't allow. But I'm just glad to have it scheduled and start the new year with a new me!!!! I'm 38 5'5 and currently 270. I start my two week liquid on Nov 25th, so no turkey and yams for this chick! I'm ok with it though...I decided to host an early Thanksgiving and have already told my family I will be a no show on turkey day. I comb through this web site every day and can't believe I'm finally starting this journey.

I have always had weight issues and have wanted wls forever but never had insurance that would cover it. Now I work for a local hospital and it's covered and I had a relatively painless process into all this. I got luck and was able to use most of my pre-testing from a recent gallbladder removal to satisfy my surgeon and ins. All I have left is the the labs the day before Thanksgiving and then the big day on Monday Dec 9th....oh yeah and I'm getting married October 26th!!!! New Year, new partner and new life! WATCH OUT 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow! Sounds like you were able to swim right through!!

Our insurance doesn't cover so I am self pay. We are actually between insurance as hubby got a new job. Neither insurance covered it. However, I don't want to pay out of pocket for the testing so I have to wait until Nov 1 for new insurance to kick in to get the EGD and EKG. I paid out of pocket for psych eval. Went to 1 mandatory support group and 1 NUT appt. All I have left is EKG, EGD and final NUT class where I get all the info. As far as I know, I won't have a 2 week preop but she suggested a 3 day liquid. I don't have easy recoveries from surgery so I don't want to be cooking Thanksgiving meal and feeling terrible. I'm not telling my family. So, we will have Thanksgiving and hopefully I will have the surgery the following week!

I've read the board so much, sometimes I think I've already had the surgery! lol

So excited!

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Hello everyone. I am scheduled for December 4th. I was approved back in August but due to family health issues and the start of a new position at work I had to push my date back but I'm all set. I just found this site a few days ago while going revisiting information about the surgery. I'm grateful for all of your posts. They have been very insightful. I was feeling somewhat disconnected because of the delay of my surgery. I went they all my clearances and weight management program from March - July and since then I haven't really have had any real significant contact or activity regarding the surgery with anyone. I have my nutrition class and pre admission testing on the 21st of November. I had fallen off the weight management a bit since my last appointment in June but I have placed myself back on it and am using the tools I've learned. I will have to go thru a pre op diet once I have my appt. so no thanksgiving for me this year but I'm very okay with that. I'm really looking forward to my day in December.

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Welcome L-in-NJ...looks like we are both passing up the bird this year!!!

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Welcome L-in-NJ...looks like we are both passing up the bird this year!!!
Thanks and yes we are but it's worth it =). My mom has to get open heart surgery at the end of this month so we are having a family dinner next weekend. That will serve as our holiday family time for this year.

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Hello everyone. I am scheduled for December 4th. I was approved back in August but due to family health issues and the start of a new position at work I had to push my date back but I'm all set. I just found this site a few days ago while going revisiting information about the surgery. I'm grateful for all of your posts. They have been very insightful. I was feeling somewhat disconnected because of the delay of my surgery. I went they all my clearances and weight management program from March - July and since then I haven't really have had any real significant contact or activity regarding the surgery with anyone. I have my nutrition class and pre admission testing on the 21st of November. I had fallen off the weight management a bit since my last appointment in June but I have placed myself back on it and am using the tools I've learned. I will have to go thru a pre op diet once I have my appt. so no thanksgiving for me this year but I'm very okay with that. I'm really looking forward to my day in December.

Welcome to our group! Must have been hard to postpone after getting everything done! At least you'll be able to get it in before the end of the year! Great new starts for all of us!

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Thanks Atlanta Red. It was a little disappointing but I believe everything happens just when it's supposed to happen so December it is. And yes we will all be even more fabulous for the new year!!

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Hi all! I'm scheduled for December 16 in Tijuana, MX. My insurance has a specific exclusion for WLS so I am self pay. I'm not scheduled to start pre-op until December 1 but am considering Atkins during the last week in November. I have to say I'm a little nervous about the pre-op. I know I can do it. Good luck to everyone!

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Hi all! I'm scheduled for December 16 in Tijuana' date=' MX. My insurance has a specific exclusion for WLS so I am self pay. I'm not scheduled to start pre-op until December 1 but am considering Atkins during the last week in November. I have to say I'm a little nervous about the pre-op. I know I can do it. Good luck to everyone![/quote']

Welcome! December will be here before we know it!

I don't think I could do well on a preop. Having to take in so little with a normal-sized stomach would be so hard. Hopefully nothing changes, fingers crossed, I'm not supposed to have a mandatory preop.

So glad out little group is growing!

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