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Hi! I just started my journey and I am looking forward to chatting with those of you who are on a similar time-frame as myself. My insurance is Cigna so they require a 3 month supervised diet, psych eval and sign off from my primary (which I am worried about, I haven't seen him in 5 years so what if he wont sign off? should I find someone new? suggestions?)

I am aiming for an early September surgery date, my Dr. said it is doable! I am excited and nervous.

I have learned so much already from reading about everyone else's experience it has really helped to calm me down.

I feel like I am obsessed with this and it's all I can think about. I have probably watched 200 youtube videos so far. LOL

Any tips, tricks or advice is welcome and appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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I was a September 2013 sleever...it's a good month for surgery. :) Good luck!

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@@AvaFern I really hope so! It's almost a month before my Birthday and before all of the holidays which I am really happy about!

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Hi There!

I have my last appointment with my primary care physician next Tuesday. I am probably looking at a September surgery because of work schedule. I also have Cigna, and I am hoping they approve me. I have a BMI of 36, but several comorbidity factors including a degenerating hip, so getting this weight off once and for all is important to me. Cigna requires 3 months of appointments plus a "final appointment," which ends up being 4 appointments total- almost 4 months. My appointments were March, April, May and June. My husband is also working towards an approval. He started in May, and he's almost guaranteed an approval because he has a BMI of 44.

Good luck! I have found the process pretty easy really. Just time consuming.

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My revision to the sleeve is scheduled for September 7th I'm sure it will be here before we know it.

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Good morning! My ins. is Cigna too! I just started my journey last month and I also have to have 3 mos of supervised diet, psych eval, sleep study, 1 NUT visit and attend at least 1 support group. My bmi is 38.3 with a comorbid of osteoarthritis in my left knee. As oddly as it sounds, I'm hoping that's enough to get approved especially after dishing out all this money to meet my deductible and jumping through all of these hoops! After I found out that I had to have my PCP on board with this, I was concerned too! I had just started seeing her (my old one who has been there through all of my struggles of weight loss attempts closed her practice down) but I made the appt. anyway and went. Surprisingly, she was very much on board and felt the same way the surgeon felt and said if I could get the weight off the osteoarthritis would more than likely not be a issue for me anymore and she made me feel comfortable and everything! So, make an appt. With your PCP, he/she just might surprise you! Good luck!!

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I'm going through my 6mo diet now and hoping for September too! I'm so excited and I just hope it all goes smoothly. We're all in this together!

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Hi I don't have my first surgeon appointment until next week (June 17th) but after speaking with his assistant she said he will if he approves me for surgery he will set a date there and then and given his current seclude will be August or September.

I then have to wait after I see the surgeon to see if my insurance company will pay out as they have to have a letter of recommendation from him to assess 10 working days and they will only pay about 35-40% of the overall cost - but still i need that or the whole thing is a no go! I really hope I can join you either in this group or August, I guess I will know more in the coming weeks - but the waiting is absolute torture!

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@@notforthefaint I am hoping for mid September, if insurance approves me.

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Just getting started myself. Bmi 44 Cigna TX. I'm planning for Sept also. Kids back to school and a quiet house for half a day sounds good. Keep us posted.

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Started my journey on April 1st. I will be a September sleeved too. My Drs office doesn't give date until last appointment.

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My next appointment with the Dr is the 23rd of this month. I feel like everything is going in slow motion but at the same time really fast. I am nervous and excited but so glad that I found this site and that I am not in it alone.

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Just had mine this week. Had an exercise demo today. I feel the same like going so slow. I want this to begin. Lol

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With my insurance I had to have a 6 month supervised diet, and continusly loose, my last visit is the first Friday in August, I think the 8th or 9th then I can submit to my insurance, then it takes 2-4 weeks for insurance to approve, the surgeon said to me on Friday, my surgery will be in September

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Let me correct myself, he said depending on how fast my insurance approves, it could be end of August or in September

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