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Thanks! I'm really excited. I'm sitting in my pre-op class this morning waiting for it to start. Nov 9 can't come soon enough.

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Thanks! I'm really excited. I'm sitting in my pre-op class this morning waiting for it to start. Nov 9 can't come soon enough.

I felt the same way and then bam I am now post op almost 1 week. It comes up quick.

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Post op 1 week? So how bad is it?!?

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Tomorrow will be one week. I am coming of pain meds and I must admit I am in more pain than expected. I had the hernia repair and I am sleeve to rny. The nurse told me today that yes I will have a bit more pain because there was more manipulation.

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So I had my last visit today. Submitting to insurance this week!

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Tomorrow will be one week. I am coming of pain meds and I must admit I am in more pain than expected. I had the hernia repair and I am sleeve to rny. The nurse told me today that yes I will have a bit more pain because there was more manipulation.

Hi Likeadiamond,

Congrats on being one week out! Do you mind me asking what made you decide to to a sleeve to RNY? I am 5 months out, and very happy with results so far - but have had a major slow down in weight loss. Wondering if I should have done the bypass instead.

Hope the pain gets better soon for you!

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Tomorrow will be one week. I am coming of pain meds and I must admit I am in more pain than expected. I had the hernia repair and I am sleeve to rny. The nurse told me today that yes I will have a bit more pain because there was more manipulation.

Hi Likeadiamond,

Congrats on being one week out! Do you mind me asking what made you decide to to a sleeve to RNY? I am 5 months out, and very happy with results so far - but have had a major slow down in weight loss. Wondering if I should have done the bypass instead.

Hope the pain gets better soon for you!

Thank you! I was previously SleevenChica and thought it appropriate to change my name. Here is a link to a post I posted. BTW INOVA Fair Oaks was great!

http://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/341926-my-sleeve-to-bypass-journey/

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Tomorrow will be one week. I am coming of pain meds and I must admit I am in more pain than expected. I had the hernia repair and I am sleeve to rny. The nurse told me today that yes I will have a bit more pain because there was more manipulation.

Hi Likeadiamond,

Congrats on being one week out! Do you mind me asking what made you decide to to a sleeve to RNY? I am 5 months out, and very happy with results so far - but have had a major slow down in weight loss. Wondering if I should have done the bypass instead.

Hope the pain gets better soon for you!

Thank you! I was previously SleevenChica and thought it appropriate to change my name. Here is a link to a post I posted. BTW INOVA Fair Oaks was great!

http://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/341926-my-sleeve-to-bypass-journey/

Aha, of course its you! So glad it all went well and best of luck for quick recovery!!!

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Hope your recovery continues to go well. I'm excited for my day to get here but honestly am worried about recovery and if I'll be miserable or not.

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Thank you! I wish you the best too.

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Less than 6 hours until I'm on the table and wouldn't ya know it!! I can't sleep!!! Grrrrr!

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@@babbs2299 you are gonna do great! Keep us posted on your progress.

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Good luck babbs2299. Today is your day. I am 3 months out now doing great. That first and second week were tough but each week after it gets so much better.

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  • Hi everyone. I have been 'lurking' in the background reading up on all the insurance posts, especially this thread as it deals primarily with Fed BCBS. My husband is retired Federal employee and right now we have APWU (Cigna) which we picked as it was the least expensive of all our choices. However, my husband (and I) would like to get bariatric surgery and he had his first appt to discuss his options. The coordinator who handles all the precert said that BCBS Fed is the best for bariatric surgery. Therefore, I am trying to decide if we should dump Cigna and switch to BCBS Fed. and if so, should we choose the Basic or Standard plan? OMG, I'm about to have a panic attack over all this! Basic is less expensive than Standard, but it seems that the plans are pretty much the same, other than coinsurance and deductible amounts. Time is running out and I must make a decision soon. I sincerely appreciate any help you all can give me.

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