Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

So my surgery date is for October 30. It's so close I can feel it!I haven't heard from my gastroenterologist yet from when they checked my stomach. I saw my lung doctor and he said I was good but wanted a sleep study done. Which is this sunday. I'm having a stress test wednesday. Now I felt kind of fatbashed by my cardiologist as in he was super suprise that I was a "healthy" fat person no problems in the ekg and on the outside in general. So October 22 I got back to my lung and heart doctor and I'm hoping they give me the clear for October 30!!

Although I have a gut feeling it won't happen then I just really hope it does...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remember to advocate for yourself. This road is anything but easy from approval to post op. You are far from alone in this journey. I hope you get the news you want, but in case you don't just remember a lot of people now post op were told no throughout their journey too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgery date is Oct 27th, I too have been collecting items to use post op. My visit to the cardiologist is the 29 th of this month for the keg and stress test. Last visit to the dr who is doing my weigh ins is the 15th of Oct. cutting it close yes I know but I don't need ins approval with medicare whoo hoo I'm so ready for this journey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgery date is Oct 27th, I too have been collecting items to use post op. My visit to the cardiologist is the 29 th of this month for the keg and stress test. Last visit to the dr who is doing my weigh ins is the 15th of Oct. cutting it close yes I know but I don't need ins approval with medicare whoo hoo I'm so ready for this journey

so #9grammy

I too have Medicare, and was so worried Bc I don't have any major health problems, that Medicare wasn't going to cover it?? Is it true you don't need approval with Medicare? Thank you in advance :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My coordinator said so, so I called Medicare myself and they also said no prior approval was needed. Just have to go through the steps of the 6 NUT appointments, I had to be under a drs care for that. Then the other visits, pulmonary, cardiac, psyc, exercise clinic I needed a pass from them also. As she put it we need all our ducks in a row if they want the papers after surgery.

You don't even send in the paper work unless they ask for it.

If no major problems then BMI of 40 I believe, 35 with .

Good luck too you

so #9grammy

I too have Medicare, and was so worried Bc I don't have any major health problems, that Medicare wasn't going to cover it?? Is it true you don't need approval with Medicare? Thank you in advance :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cpap? Ughhh I'm so frustrated now they are making me have a sleep study went thru all this two years ago was diagnosed severe sleep apnea had the machine tried it for 5 months was the most godawful experience I couldn't get used to it at all couldn't fall asleep or stay asleep or roll over or lay on my side or it would move or leak in a two week period I missed three days of work from being so tired I couldn't get up one day I fell back asleep never called work to say I wasn't coming around 930am boss calls says what's wrong where are u? Well let's just say it wasn't a good day I had two face masks and a nasal one I always felt like I was suffocating they say if I don't use it I can't stay in the program or have surgery if I can't sleep at all how in the heck am I supposed to make a living or even function I could just cry I'm so upset has anyone else had this issue? Any advice welcome thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too have sleep apnea and suppose to use a CPAP machine. I can't!

I've tried and tried just can't handle it on my face, suffocating , can't breathe...

I'm on 2 ltr of O2 at night, during the day as needed.

The pulmonary dr is hoping the surgery will help with the sleep apnea. I also have COPD cronic asthma.

I don't know what to tell you, but try again, maybe with the surgery you will lose the weight and not have the sleep apnea anymore.

Good luck whatever you do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you #9grammy! Does anyone know what the recovery time is, and how long I'll be out of work, I'm a hairdresser and am on my feet all day long, my bosses sister is getting the sleeve as well. My boss told me a week tops for recovery, but I went to the doc today (lost a total of 11lbs in a month :)) and they told me 3 weeks?? Help!!'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Kimberly3  »  SabrinaGoddess

      Please keep us posted on your progress nth inking great thoughts for you. You got this!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • BayougirlMrsS

      So i joined this site back in 2009 when it was called LapBandTalk.....  It, and I, have gone through a lot of changes..... Band, weight loss, grandkids, divorce, remarriage.......
      I just noticed that over 49K people have viewed my profile...... I sure hope i was able to inspire at least one....
      Today, i'm down to 141.4....  Size 6 Worthington pants.  Had to make a hole in my belt..... Whoop whoop
      I need yall's fashion help......


      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • allwet

      I have to say, even more than 2 years out, it is so much easier to be good when your busy and so easy to go wrong when your bored.  Crappy weather and the wife is sick so i feel trapped in this house and i have to really watch myself.  At least the holiday leftovers are gone.
      Going to get out this week even if for only a few hours, maybe go see  Ford vs Ferrari that looks real good.
      Ok, whining over, I hope everyone is doing well and had a good thanksgiving.
      · 1 reply
      1. ms.sss

        I hear ya. I notice the only time I ever "feel like eating" when I'm not actually hungry is when I'm watching TV for too long.

    • SabrinaGoddess

      OMG OMG OMG
      I leave for Denver tomorrow. I am all of a sudden a little nervous!
      I am packing and trying to remember everything.

      · 1 reply
      1. JessLess

        Good luck!

    • Arabesque

      Well yesterday I went bra shopping. Again. I could put pleats in the cups of the new ones I’d bought just three months ago so it was back to the department store. Foolishly I wore a dress so spent an hour in the fitting room wearing only my knickers as two fitters (yes it took two of them) ran back & forth with different bras to try. Those full length mirrors & fluorescent lights are super unflattering on the loose skin. Yikes! 
      Of course I’m between cup sizes & deflated at the top so only two of the most expensive brands around would fit me. At least a couple I bought were on sale.  Sigh. 
      So I’ve gone from a 18F to a 14F to now a 10FF/G.  At least I’m in two hook bras again and not the clumsy three & four hook ones. They are soooo much prettier (all lacy & fine mesh - ooh la la). 
      I really need to buy new knickers too - those old size 16 boy legs are like loose legged shorts now - but I’m just not sure what size. Plus after buying the new bras I can’t afford to buy knickers yet lol! 
       
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×