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1 hour ago, Katv2018 said:

Hi Everyone,

So jealous of everyone having their dates for sure :) I wish everyone luck on the journey!!!!

I am new to this site, but I am in the end stages of getting the sleeve. I have had my EGD follow up apt with my doctor yesterday. I was told My surgery was looking like the end of Sept- early Oct. I have my psychiatric visit on the Aug 20th and a follow up 2 weeks after. Then HOPEFULLY they can submit everything to insurance for approval and schedule my date for sure.

Welcome!

Do not be jealous - the time really flies by. And if your surgical team is anything like my team, they already have preliminary approval with your insurance, or they would not be pursuing it. They obtained the preauthorization from my insurance company before they even called me to schedule my first appointment. They knew my coverage upfront and what I needed to accomplish to meet the insurance requirements before I set foot in their office. Once I meed all of their requirements, the final "approval" is a formality. I hope yours is too!

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So, I was using my surgeon's office scale as my official weigh-in device. Since I will not be visiting their office again until after my surgery (it is in Salt Lake City, UT, and I live in Ammon, ID), I have decided to use the certified scale in the medical office where I work. I am in the same building, so it is convenient. My last official weight at the surgeon's office was 355.9 pounds on August 3, 2018. Today, on the work scale, I weighed 351.2 pounds. I weigh in the same way as at the surgeon's office (empty my pockets, remove shoes), except I do not remove my shoes. For the weight trend, this will ensure I am going in the right direction.

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You are a smart crafty dude, I like that in a guy! You are good to have as a friend! Don't ever want to find out what k8nd of an enemy you would be!😛
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Hi all, September 3rd date for me. Looking forward to it - feeling a mixture of excitement and nerves as it gets closer! Only 10 days until the milk diet begins... good luck to everyone!

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Mine is September 26, pending insurance approval, but considering that I have met all of the criteria and am getting my gall bladder out at the same time , it should be approved

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And good luck and Good healing to you all. I hope you have tbe success you wish for.
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6 hours ago, rosie6 said:

Mine is September 26, pending insurance approval, but considering that I have met all of the criteria and am getting my gall bladder out at the same time , it should be approved

Welcome! and good luck!

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On 8/8/2018 at 12:51 PM, macadamia said:

Well, I get headaches when I do not drink enough Water. It is a sign for me that I am getting dehydrated. I hope the pre-op diet does not hurt your head too much. It is important to get a good start going into your surgery. (-:

I actually do drink a lot of Water. To the point I thought I was diabetic and got tested a couple times. I ordered some SF electrolyte powder, so I'm hoping that helps.

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@macadamia congratulations 🎉 I wish you all the best!! Your date is right around the corner, you will do great.
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I’ve done and sent in everything so far, fingers crossed I find out my surgery date next week and I get to do mine in September.
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Hi mine is Sept 17th, I'm going through all emotions and low bmi. But it's the right decision after all the up downs.

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Congrats!

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Hello. I am scheduled on the Sept.12th and start my liquid diet on Aug. 29. I see all of these comments about endoscopy and CT scans but my surgeon hasn’t mention these test to me. Are these test part of the clinics before surgery?
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@ Flicky are you somewhere in the UK or the Commonwealth? They seem to be gung ho about milk diets.
@ Macadamia I too drink a,lot of fluids, and like you,diabetes is always in the back of my mind, I have a strong family sytrain of,it, then I remembered duhh,I have 3 kidneys if course I have to.process a lot of liquid.
@ Sleevemom I do wish you well and will be anxious to,get what your September date will be. On either this forum or,mine, September Surgeries and Success, uou,may just find a Surgery Twin.
@ 3girls+2hd1977, you are doing a great,thing for your girls and also YOU. You are ensuring a chance you will see them grow up, graduate, marry and,make you grandbabies.
@VictoriuoSlyG8ful, if your doctor abd,program find more tests are necessary I'm sure they will tell you. I have,been on my liver-shrinking diet,since August 1st for a September 5th RnY? Is it working? IDK,but I am waking up with Dead Dragon Breath so I may be going into,ketosis. I have the BMR of a depressed slug so don' t know what kind of weight loss I can expect, whatever I will work with,it. A very wise Bari- Pal submitted a inspirational quote
Even you only lose a half- POUND a week, at the end of a year,you will be 26 pounds smaller.
So,I don't cry in my,milk, there's plenty of Water there, I buy 1% after all. Don't sweat the small stuff because after while in the Grand Scheme of Life, it's minor anyway.
So,Good Luck, Good Weight Loss and Good Health everyone!
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Hi, guys!! Just found out today I was approved and am scheduled for September 12 in Lewisville, TX. :D I am sooo excited! Congrats, y’all!

What all have you all bought in preparation for the surgery (vitamins, shakes, whatever...)? I’m trying to get my list together because I’m sure it’ll be here before I know it.

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