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I live on fridley MN and I would love to hear about surgery experience, pre auth turn around time, post op, time off, etc. Also the surgeon you are or did see.

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I live on fridley MN and I would love to hear about surgery experience, pre auth turn around time, post op, time off, etc. Also the surgeon you are or did see.


Hey! I am having RNY on April 4th by Laura July at Unity hospital! Have you had surgery yet?


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Hey! I am having RNY on April 4th by Laura July at Unity hospital! Have you had surgery yet?



I have not. Surgery date is April 26th for sleeve.



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I had surgery on 10/13/16 by Dr Lindon. I am in Mankato



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Who is your surgeon?




Dr. July is my surgeon... super excited she is awesome.



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I had surgery on 10/13/16 by Dr Lindon. I am in Mankato





Did you have the sleeve? What are your stats



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Sw291
CW 199
Sleeved 10/13



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I had RNY done by Laura July on April 4th. She is absolutely amazing and went above and beyond for me. Good luck with your surgery! You'll be in great hands.




How are you feeling now and how was your pain level.



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I'm feeling fantastic! The first couple days my body was really achy (my neck, back & legs) and my stomach hurt a little bit. By day 4 post op I was out shopping and doing yard work. I only had to take my pain meds 4 times at half the dose prescribed. And now (12 days post op) I feel like a million bucks!


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