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On 9/12/2018 at 11:36 AM, GirlShrinking said:

Cindy t.. you can also call the insurance and ask if they’ve gotten the prior authorization paperwork for your surgery and if ‘yes’ ask them if they’ve sent it back to your dr’s office. Unfortunately the dr’s office can’t speed up the process but sometimes it helps if the patient themselves call and inquire about the status on the submission for prior authorization :)

My insurance states that you have to wait 14 business days but I called after 5 days and got my letter the next two business days with the approval (hope that helps)

Well, i called this morning and prayed while i was on hold. She came back on and read me the letter stating approval. I asked her to email it to me please and then i forwarded it to the surgeon. I'm waiting now to see what happens next. This was the "pre-certification" packet that was approved. I remember them telling me after that approval, they'd have to send in the pre-authorization for surgery with a surgery date. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

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On 9/12/2018 at 11:30 AM, Psyched said:

Don't stress. I know easier said than done. Just try to keep busy and make sure you are caught up on laundry, baseboards clean (hahaha, interesting person I am, I know!!!), anything that provides busy work for you to keep your mind occupied. Give them a few more days, most of us jump through a lot of hoops to have the surgery, clearance after clearance after clearance, over the course of a couple of months. They are probably just trying to be thorough sifting through it. If they haven't reached out with something in a few more days then, I'd probably reach out to them. I think everything will be fine, some just take a little longer than others. ;-) Best wishes and best of luck to you! Keep us updated.

Thank you for the kind words. My pre-certification for the surgery was just approved now i believe they have to send in the pre-authorization for surgery and get my date. Fingers crossed it'll be in October so i can join all of you nice people!

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On 09/13/2018 at 15:24, cindy t said:





Thank you for the kind words. My pre-certification for the surgery was just approved now i believe they have to send in the pre-authorization for surgery and get my date. Fingers crossed it'll be in October so i can join all of you nice people!


*fingers crossed* :)
I’m sending good vibes toward you and hope that you get it !

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Hey everyone! I finally got my dad to relax and my surgery is staying Oct 1!!! I will stay with him a night or two but only because his wife is insisting lol I told them I’d be fine at home but they don’t believe me.

New issue :(
My aunt who I’m very close to sat me down last night and said I’m making a huge mistake. Apparently trying to lose weight since I was a kid means I haven’t REALLY tried hard enough. I’ve been the same weight for years no matter what I try. Maybe I haven’t been strict enough with my diet and exercise but I feel that a lot of us have that issue and that’s why we need the extra push.

She then went on to say that NO ONE keeps the weight off more than a couple years and I’ll be even more upset when I gain it back. I’m just so discouraged right now. My dad and two of his co workers had the sleeve about 7 years ago and they did gain back a lot.. but they aren’t me. I’m just a nervous wreck now.

Thanks for listening :)

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Hi October surgery buds, I'm scheduled for Oct 16. I'm having revision surgery from lapband to mini-gastric bypass. Looking forward to the journey with you all. *waves hello from Ireland*

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Congrats sleevemebaby7781
My surgery was approved and I’m scheduled for 10/29/18. I’m 37 with a BMI of 40. I’m looking forward to this journey!!

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So annoyed. Just got my surgery moved out due to booking issues. Nothing I have done. Now looking like February. So upset right now

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Anyone else scheduled for October 18? I need a buddy! :)

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59 minutes ago, kiwiangel23 said:

I got approved for surgery date is on October 25 . I am getting nervous and excited

Mine is the 25th too!!!!!! Woop Woop!!!!! :780_sparkling_heart: :rolleyes:

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