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Hi guys[emoji1366]!!

Just starting a new GA thread. The one I found is a couple years old. Where are my fellow Georgians??🧐[emoji102]

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Hey there,

I had gastric bypass on March 26, 2018 and I'm from Middle GA. Had my surgery in Atlanta.

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Hi.! Congratulations!!!! How are you doing since surgery?? I’ll be having the sleeve on May 16th in Macon.


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Sorry so late replying, didn't check the sight over the weekend. I am doing well. Never had a lot of pain just soreness.

When I started my journey August of 2017 the Medical Center was not a Blue Cross and Blue Shield distinction center. In 2018 they became a BCBS distinction center, but I had already invested with the surgeons in Atlanta so I stuck with them. Had the Medical Center been a distinction center in 2017 when i started I would have very much considered them.

I had a revision surgery from Lap-Band to RNY. My doctor thought the bypass would be the best option for me especially since I had severe diabetes.

I hope you have great success with you surgery.

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And a👍to both you Georgia Peaches. Keep on keeping on till you reach your goals.

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Lookee, here is a chance to meet other Georgians of note. Best to you GaINOLA on this Fine day😝

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Hello there! I’m from north of Macon and have my first appointment with Dr. Danny Vaughn this week to discuss the sleeve and get started with the process I’ll need to go through with BCBS. Hope you all are doing great- I’m so excited to get started on this journey!

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On 10/30/2018 at 9:51 PM, MegHealthy said:

Hello there! I’m from north of Macon and have my first appointment with Dr. Danny Vaughn this week to discuss the sleeve and get started with the process I’ll need to go through with BCBS. Hope you all are doing great- I’m so excited to get started on this journey!

Hey There!

Just seen your post, I've been off for a little while. Hope things are moving along with you in your journey. I had RNY but if I can be of any help to you, please let me know.

BCBS federal was my insuance and they did wonderful toward my surgery.

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Hi guys[]!!
Just starting a new GA thread. The one I found is a couple years old. Where are my fellow Georgians??🧐[]

North GA girl here! A week from now I will be 14 years post RNY! Happy to offer any words of encouragement and support (and some laughs from blunt reality) if y'all want!

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I’m super excited and still on my way towards a VSG! My sleep study is complete with no need for follow up. My psych eval has been completed and cleared. I have 4 more visits with my Dietician and I hope to have my surgery scheduled in May or early June. I don’t really know how long the approval process and scheduling usually extends beyond that last visit with my dietician which will be the last week of April but I’m thinking at least two weeks due to the liquid diet. Haven’t lost any but haven’t gained either while I wait. I haaaave tapered out most carbonated beverages and cut down on caffeine. How are you all? I’m nervous one week and excited the next... and then nervous all over again. Seems like 6 months is just enough time to go through the wringer emotionally!

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I’m super excited and still on my way towards a VSG! My sleep study is complete with no need for follow up. My psych eval has been completed and cleared. I have 4 more visits with my Dietician and I hope to have my surgery scheduled in May or early June. I don’t really know how long the approval process and scheduling usually extends beyond that last visit with my dietician which will be the last week of April but I’m thinking at least two weeks due to the liquid diet. Haven’t lost any but haven’t gained either while I wait. I haaaave tapered out most carbonated beverages and cut down on caffeine. How are you all? I’m nervous one week and excited the next... and then nervous all over again. Seems like 6 months is just enough time to go through the wringer emotionally!
Sounds like you are rocking along! It probably won't take long after you finish with the dietitian. Like you said, probably by the end of May. I'm excited for you!

Caffeine is tough. I've always been a coffee drinker, so I started cutting mine with Decaf, a little at a time, until I was fully switched over. Same with diet coke - I kept caffeine free around and cut it in as I went. And kept telling myself I had to drink as much Water (flavored, couldn't do it straight at first) as coke or coffee BEFORE I could have one or the other. Except a small cup of coffee in the morning. Still can't stomach water on a completely empty stomach but I can do coffee. Strange, I know.

Keep us posted!

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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That’s a great idea to start to taper more! Diet Coke and not drinking while I’m eating are going to be two big ones for me! I’ll keep you posted, I hope you are doing well on your journey!

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That’s a great idea to start to taper more! Diet Coke and not drinking while I’m eating are going to be two big ones for me! I’ll keep you posted, I hope you are doing well on your journey!
Not drinking while eating was hard for me, too! I had to just not fix one. Ugh, I thought it was terrible at first, but it becomes the "new normal" pretty soon.

I'm doing well! At 14 years out, I'm happy to report it *is* possible to stay successful. There are still those days I want to snack myself in the head for filling up my plate based on my "old brain," but food doesn't rule my life anymore, so I'm definitely gonna say I'd do it 1000 times over again.

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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