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I got a call on Wednesday from the insurance person at the Dr. office. I figured it was to tell me she was ready to submit the application, even though we had to wait 3 months for supervised WL. Turns out she was calling to tell me she had already submitted and it's been approved! I was flabbergasted! :blink: I figured I would have to finish the SWL and then submit at the very end of May. Then hope to have surgery by July!

Today, I got the call from the scheduler and I am scheduled for Monday May 4! I have my pre-op appointment/class on April 15, so I will know more then. I do know that I will NOT have to do a 2 week liquid diet, only 24 hours. :)

So I had mentally prepped for July, not early May (like 5 weeks). I am trying to wrap my head around this, I know I "want" to do this, but now actually having the guts to go through it... that's a different story. I have never had surgery before and it's making me nervous.

Little back ground: Have Cigna insurance; Did weight watchers continually (and still do) for 4 years; had mental health counseling a couple years ago for WL; currently on Contrave (new WL drug).

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Aww that's awesome congratulations!

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happy dance! So happy for you

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Thank you! I am trying to decide if I should tell my mom and sister. Sister had VSG done 9 weeks ago in TJ, and is trying to show how "bad" the diet is and that I won't be able to handle it. I think here is jealousy since my insurance is paying... Ugh.

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Hello - I just found out today that my surgery is also May 4th ! I am so excited, and nervous too. I went to the first group informational meeting in Dec. So I am pretty pleased with the time frame.

I will have some pre-op testing and meet with the Dr again in about 2 wks. I think I d have to do a liquid diet for about a week.

good luck to both of us. Let's track our progress on here.

the mamsinator

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Good on ya! Congrats on 5/4, I'm going in on the same day too :) GOOD LUCK!!

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That's awesome! Congrats!!

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Mel24 that is such a great surprise!!! Good luck with your decision on when and if to tell. It is a very personal one. I know you will do what is right foe you! Good luck on your journey :)

Oh, and I am so jealous too! :)

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Did your surgeon have you stop Contravene before surgery? If so, how many days/weeks before surgery? I want to wean myself off the drug. My surgery date is Oct 15th.

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On 3/28/2015 at 1:32 AM, Mel24 said:

I got a call on Wednesday from the insurance person at the Dr. office. I figured it was to tell me she was ready to submit the application, even though we had to wait 3 months for supervised WL. Turns out she was calling to tell me she had already submitted and it's been approved! I was flabbergasted! :blink: I figured I would have to finish the SWL and then submit at the very end of May. Then hope to have surgery by July!

Today, I got the call from the scheduler and I am scheduled for Monday May 4! I have my pre-op appointment/class on April 15, so I will know more then. I do know that I will NOT have to do a 2 week liquid diet, only 24 hours. :)

So I had mentally prepped for July, not early May (like 5 weeks). I am trying to wrap my head around this, I know I "want" to do this, but now actually having the guts to go through it... that's a different story. I have never had surgery before and it's making me nervous.

Little back ground: Have Cigna insurance; Did weight watchers continually (and still do) for 4 years; had mental health counseling a couple years ago for WL; currently on Contrave (new WL drug).

Congrats!

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