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So happy it worked out!

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So happy it worked out!

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I haven't been approved yet. I have my final weigh in this week. Them they submit to insurance. I am hoping to have surgery in October. I told the coordinator I want to have it at Fair Oaks. I had the option and I felt it was a better one. Is it true their rooms are private?

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I have a tentative date of 10/7/15!!! The insurance coordinator just called me! Since I had my initial sleeve surgery abroad they needed documentation of my follow up care to show compliance, which I have. I emailed her my nutritionist log and my post surgery blood work. Tomorrow I will drop off the body fat scan my surgeon did preop and 6 months post op. She said she is seeing the insurance companies ask for more documentation showing compliance so she wants to be sure to send the a complete overview of my sleeve history!!!

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Great news. I'll be a week behind you on Oct 15.

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Great news. I'll be a week behind you on Oct 15.

Thats awesome! Now i just have to figure my time off work.

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That's awesome!! Good luck to you!!

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Since my surgery is on a Thursday I'm going to take off the folowing week as well. I can't miss a lot of work. I hope that will be enough.

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I don't have a lot of leave. I am just wondering because I am having a hernia repair too if that is gonna require a little more time.

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FYI FMLA can take time. Plan ahead I waited until BCBS approved and only gave me about 8 days to complete process but it was close. Also if you have enough sick time - at least at VA you do not have to use FMLA and get paperwork filled out so this keeps it private. The other option is to just ask for 2 or 3 week of annual leave and no one will find out if you don't want others to know. Here my paperwork was seen by AO, Timekeeper ,supervisor , chief nurse and director. Unfortunately I work with all of them so my whole story was on those papers. The doctors office writes so much information. I don't care anymore but at first I did. Also once you tell your supervisor you are going to be sick then AL cant be used except as FMLA.

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Thanks for the info. I'm at the VA too and decided to take AL for when I'm going to be out. The NM is pretty tough but she should approve it.

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Thanks, I was out on maternity leave last year so I exhausted my leave and have about 27 hours of advanced leave I have to pay back. Between sick kids and snow days I am grasping for hours. One thing since becoming a parent my leave is not my own! I spoke to my boss and she is going to check with our 15 to see of I can work some comptime, in addiction I may take of LWOP and and the rest have advanced... Not having leave is so stressful.

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I'm lucky I have plenty of AL on the books but zero SL. I couldn't imagine doing LWOP. Time seems to be passing slow, I'm ready to get this done!

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I'm lucky I have plenty of AL on the books but zero SL. I couldn't imagine doing LWOP. Time seems to be passing slow, I'm ready to get this done!

OMG yeah LWOP is a beast! I may just ask for all advanced... It really sucks to be in a leave deficit. Maternity leave ate it up!

I am ready too! Do you have a tentative date? Where are you having surgery?

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I thought about asking for advanced sick leave but the thought of being in a hole and "owing" them doesn't sit well with me. I def can't do LWOP!! The horror!! ????

I'm "suppose" to get a tentative surgery date on my 3rd appt that is coming up here in the middle of the month. At least that's what I'm hoping for so I can get to scheduling time off, etc. I have a feeling even though my NM likes me she'll have me jumping through hoops for time off AND she'll be nosey. I'm hoping for a table date of the first week in November or last week in October. That's when I was taking my AL anyway to go home to Arkansas. I THINK my surgery will be at the Sentara Careplex in Newport News, VA but to be perfectly honest I'm not completely sure. I live in Norfolk, VA and work at the VAMC in Hampton, VA.

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I know one thing is for sure!!! I would get on that table today if I could!! Just feels like time is dragging and I'm a kid waiting on Christmas to get here.

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