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I am pending approval however my doctor feels so confident lol they have already sched surgery for 10/25/18!
I too am nervous and excited, we got this tho!!! Your a couple weeks ahead of me, but Id be your surgery buddy!!!!!
Yay!! Thats great AndreaK!! Lets keep in touch throigh this process. God knows I will need this support.

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Hi!
In the process of getting approved for surgery, but my BMI is 40.5 and no comorbidities, similar to you. I have all of my appointments scheduled, so once those have gone through, I'll find out if I'm approved by my insurance company for surgery. I'll hopefully be getting my Sleeve Gastrectomy done within 2-4 months.
Wish me luck and congrats on your surgery date!
-Brittani
Brittani, that is exciting. What date are you shooting for?

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@sleevemebaby7781 for sure we will!!! Do keep in touch!!!

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Just added a countdown app to my phone - 44 days!! Looking forward to sharing the journey :)

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On 09/04/2018 at 19:17, sleevemebaby7781 said:

I am.nervous too. I think it is normal. It is a huge decision. Have you started buying shakes and Soups and stuff?

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Yeah it’s normal but still sucks! I actually had the band in 2012 and removed in 2015.. major problems. I just hope this one works better for me!! So glad I have this group to keep in touch with :)
I bought a nectar sample pack — 17 flavors! They are by syntax and sound awesome.. I need to start trying.

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2 hours ago, sleevemebaby7781 said:

Thank yoi so kuch for the support! Are you on pureed foods? How much weight have you lost?

I'm coming up on week 7 this Thursday. pureed was week 4 for me. I was cleared of any restrictions in week 5. Right now I'm mostly eating chicken, sometimes steak. I've tried ground beef and pork ribs but neither agreed with me. Still drinking shakes to meet Protein goals. I was 342lbs on day of surgery and as of two days ago I'm down to 300.2lbs, so down 44lbs since surgery.

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2 hours ago, sleevemebaby7781 said:

Omgness, that is the day before me!! When do you start the preop diet?

They already have me following a lot of the post-op rules (protein first, stuff like that). My surgeon only requires a 1-week liquid diet, so I guess that starts on September 26. There's a class/meeting the week before, where a whole group of people get information all together--how to do the liquid diet, what Vitamins to buy, stuff like that--and then that day there's a one-on-one with ... the surgeon? or just his PA? Dunno. Anyway, I'm a little weak on some of the details, until that meeting happens.

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8 hours ago, sleevemebaby7781 said:

That is great!! I read that lower BMIers loose hugher percentages of weight. Is that true??

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No, not really, but its all good!

Edited, but in hindsight - probably appear as higher percentage, in that if someone weighing 100kilos lost 10kilos that would be 10% loss, but if someone weighing 200kilos lost 10kilos that would be 5% loss. It would probably take longer for the lower weight person to lose 10kilos than it would the higher weight person though.

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I just found out that my insurance approved surgery!! I won't be able to have surgery until October because of my work schedule. Anyway, I really wasn't getting my hopes up in case insurance didn't approve it, but now it's real omg. I'm nervous and excited and would love someone to be buddies with through this. Any takers?
I'm 37. I have 4 kids (14, 11, 4 and 2) and I'm a teacher. I am starting with a BMI of 40 exactly with no comorbidities. Anyone out there with similar stats? Even different stats but you are having surgery in October? My date is 10/4.
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I haven't heard about an approval yet, I just got my date Friday and it was a holiday weekend so hopefully soon. But my date is also set for oct 4th and BMI is 40.1. Im nervous and excited. Good luck.

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Just got the email.....

SURGERY IS APPROVED AND SCHED FOR 10/25/18!!!!!!!!! Gah, I'm so nervous and excited and idk what else I'm feeling hahahahaha.

Any suggestions , like anyone pre shop for Vitamins or foods? Or prepare their kitchen? Like did you throw out unhealthy food to resist temptations?

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Congrats on your surgery date! Mine is October 23rd and I'm as nervous as can be.

I'm older, 59, and terrified I'm going to screw things up.

Any sleevers in the San Francisco Bay Area? I'd love to talk to you.

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