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So, I went in and asked talked to my doctor... I thought she would say I don't qualify (I used to not because I have no health problems except I weigh 311lbs, I needed to be diabetic, but now I qualify just for being very obese)

Lots of hoops to jump through... Many of them in a city 60 miles away. Still... The very first steps are started, she reffered me to a place and I have to get very initial blood work this week...

For some reason I was convinced she would not want me to get the sugury but she was all for it.

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It's great that you are finally on your way, hopefully its smooth sailing for qualification for you.

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9 hours ago, Medowsweet said:

So, I went in and asked talked to my doctor... I thought she would say I don't qualify (I used to not because I have no health problems except I weigh 311lbs, I needed to be diabetic, but now I qualify just for being very obese)

Lots of hoops to jump through... Many of them in a city 60 miles away. Still... The very first steps are started, she reffered me to a place and I have to get very initial blood work this week...

For some reason I was convinced she would not want me to get the sugury but she was all for it.

Congrats and Good luck!

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14 hours ago, Medowsweet said:

So, I went in and asked talked to my doctor... I thought she would say I don't qualify (I used to not because I have no health problems except I weigh 311lbs, I needed to be diabetic, but now I qualify just for being very obese)

Lots of hoops to jump through... Many of them in a city 60 miles away. Still... The very first steps are started, she reffered me to a place and I have to get very initial blood work this week...

For some reason I was convinced she would not want me to get the sugury but she was all for it.

Some family doctors are not supportive of bariatrics. If that is the case you can always find another one who is.

Congrats on getting the process started!

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1 hour ago, skinnylife said:

Some family doctors are not supportive of bariatrics. If that is the case you can always find another one who is.

Congrats on getting the process started.

She was actually very supportive. I feared she wouldn't be, but she was.

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Good luck on your journey. Hope everything works out for you!!!!

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At 311 pounds you should have a BMI over 40 , that should qualify,you alone without a gangoozel of communities. For my PCP and myself 355 pounds was a 'Hello There" moment, thank God I am down from there and decreasing everyday. No one wants to built,like a REDWOOD TREE. when there is a beautiful supple Sugar Maple waiting to burst free! Yes I have started to embrace,my Inner Sapling and YOU can too!

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co,-morbities although I did look like a whole community at 355.

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Until just this year OHP (Medicaid in my area) wouldn't pay for surgery unless you had "comorbidities", no matter HOW big you were!! Sore knees and sore bottoms of feet didn't count. Shortness of breath when you run a lot doesn't count, lower back pain doesn't count....

My blood pressure was in the 120/70-120/80 range, blood sugar was normal, cholesterol normal, pulse was about 80... I can get up and down off the floor, etc

So until this year my "comorbidities" didn't "count" medically, now as of Jan they will of your weight is high enough

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One would think the best time to treat a disease is BEFORE dangerous or life threatening complications arise... But apparently insurance companies are only JUST NOW figuring that out...

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