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So where exactly is your surgeon? How much longer do you have until surgery day? Looks like mine will be within 6 weeks although I don't have a firm date yet. It has been a journey and it still continues.

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I'm having surgery at Silver Cross in New Lenox. My surgeon is Dr. BRIAN Lahmann. I'm waiting on the pulmonologist to give his clearance and he's being a ****** about the Cpap compliance. So I'm hoping about 6 weeks or less, we may end up surgery buddies!

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Goody I couldn't think of a nicer person to share this with.

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Aw, thanks, right back at ya! If you want to get the details on my story on YouTube, here's my link!


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Does anyone here have BCBS Illinois? I got approved by the doctor in like a week. I have my consultation on the 31st and she's telling me all my insurance requires is a nutrition class and phys evaluation. Each one seems so different. I live in Georgia.

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They do vary by state, but also it is up to the surgeon what they require. Lucky you!

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From my first day, I decided to apply myself during that six months. (I have BCBS Anthem, too.) I lost 99 pounds from the start of my journey to surgery day. It was the very best thing that I could have done for myself.

Make the most of that time. You have to go through it anyway!

Good luck!

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Goody I couldn't think of a nicer person to share this with.

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Aw, thanks, right back at ya! If you want to get the details on my story on YouTube, here's my link!


Wow. That's awesome. I was still in chemo for a few months so in my pre surg diet I only lost 17 pounds but I still have about six weeks to go, so who knows.

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13 minutes ago, survive.sleeve.slay said:


Aw, thanks, right back at ya! If you want to get the details on my story on YouTube, here's my link!



Wow. That's awesome. I was still in chemo for a few months so in my pre surg diet I only lost 17 pounds but I still have about six weeks to go, so who knows.

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My dad just beat Stage 4 Lymphoma with chemo. So proud of and for you. Go after it. Apply yourself and you will meet all of your weight loss goals!

All my best...

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I too have short red hair, although it's somewhere between strawberry blonde and ginger, and its mostly natural, no dark roots. Have you heard the one about red-haired drivers? We are similar to blondes except we convince you it's Your fault the day-um accident happened. We are supposed to be becoming extinct, our ancestors came from the Neander Forest of Germany (or so they say). Well theres a whole bunch of us here in Ohio,, maybe not as much as Minnesota where they are Scandinavian but a lot of English, Scotch Irish and my area of Ohio- Dutch and German. Whole family on Mamma's side Blonde, Red with green or brown eyes, although I'm hazel green. Daddy's side Lancastershire in England although there's some Native American nobody wants to admit, high cheekbones and tan out super easy in the summer. Most of us Americans are " mutts" if you get down to it, but I prefer to call it hybrid strength.Glad you made it to the other side of chemo otherwise I'd never met you. Take it easy and gave a good day.

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My dad just beat Stage 4 Lymphoma with chemo. So proud of and for you. Go after it. Apply yourself and you will meet all of your weight loss goals!
All my best...

THANKS!!! That's awesome to hear about your dad!

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I too have short red hair, although it's somewhere between strawberry blonde and ginger, and its mostly natural, no dark roots. Have you heard the one about red-haired drivers? We are similar to blondes except we convince you it's Your fault the day-um accident happened. We are supposed to be becoming extinct, our ancestors came from the Neander Forest of Germany (or so they say). Well theres a whole bunch of us here in Ohio,, maybe not as much as Minnesota where they are Scandinavian but a lot of English, Scotch Irish and my area of Ohio- Dutch and German. Whole family on Mamma's side Blonde, Red with green or brown eyes, although I'm hazel green. Daddy's side Lancastershire in England although there's some Native American nobody wants to admit, high cheekbones and tan out super easy in the summer. Most of us Americans are " mutts" if you get down to it, but I prefer to call it hybrid strength.Glad you made it to the other side of chemo otherwise I'd never met you. Take it easy and gave a good day.

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Thanks but I'm really a blonde! 🤗 I do have green eyes though!

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Hey everyone,
I'm just a little worried about the 6 months of pre-op dieting. According to my hospital's insurance specialist, some insurance providers are now denying people if they don't lose a pound per month or even gain weight during their 6 months of pre-op dieting. I've completed 6 months of dieting, however I did gain weight and lose weight irregularly. I'm currently a professional student living about 600 miles away from my surgeon so I'm just trying to make sure I get everything done & keep to my tight schedule!
Is there anyone with Anthem BCBS that can offer a little insight on what is expected?
Thanks! [emoji4]

Do you have any comorbidities? I had Anthem and had to do the 6 month diet. My nutritionist told me not to lose more than 5-10lbs, because my BMI was 39, but because of my comorbidities( diabetes, hbp, high cholesterol, thyroid, and 3 back surgeries). I shouldn’t have. Problem qualifying as long as I saw her once a month. I was approved.


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On 1/20/2018 at 4:01 PM, survive.sleeve.slay said:


Thanks but I'm really a blonde! 🤗 I do have green eyes though!

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I like the red hair, and admire your commitment to lose weight following chemo! You got this:)

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