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On ‎9‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 10:04 PM, Calah said:

My paper work is being sent in tomorrow and I’m Praying to be approved. Hopefully for November! I have united heath care. Was it hard for y’all to get approved? Did it take a long time to get a answer?

woodlands Texas!

I was told to wait about 2 weeks but they got back to me in 6 days. Good luck!:)

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Has anyone been told their out of pocket cost with insurance?!? I thought I had a good idea.. but as the phone calls are coming in now, I’m pleasantly surprised!

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On ‎10‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 5:38 PM, brighter days tx said:

Hello there, I am 45 and scheduled for Sugery on the 16th of November. Been on this journey since May. Prayers all continues to go well so glad I found this forum. Would love to make friends and share journey.

Hello and welcome! :)

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Hi Everyone end of the week check in wanted to see how everyone is feeling someone already bought up but we are 4 weeks away!!! I met with nutrition and set some pre-surgery goals all of them felt achievable. We reviewed the pre- op diet which will start officially on 10/24 for me! I have increased my walking to 30 minutes a day... next week I am going to set some pre portioned out foods and my shakes will come in. I have started reading cookbooks for gastric sleeve, also ordered a food processor, and strainer, and finally upped my Water intake. How is everyone feeling?

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19 hours ago, Sealeafi said:

Has anyone been told their out of pocket cost with insurance?!? I thought I had a good idea.. but as the phone calls are coming in now, I’m pleasantly surprised!

My insurance covers either 80% or 85% of the total cost so I have been able to get an idea of what I will owe but I am hoping that somehow my insurance company will say, "Just kidding-we'll cover it all" :) Oh well, I think I'll get the amount when I meet with the surgeon in 2 weeks

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6 minutes ago, paddyski said:

Hi Everyone end of the week check in wanted to see how everyone is feeling someone already bought up but we are 4 weeks away!!! I met with nutrition and set some pre-surgery goals all of them felt achievable. We reviewed the pre- op diet which will start officially on 10/24 for me! I have increased my walking to 30 minutes a day... next week I am going to set some pre portioned out foods and my shakes will come in. I have started reading cookbooks for gastric sleeve, also ordered a food processor, and strainer, and finally upped my Water intake. How is everyone feeling?

Hi Paddyski! I just went to a Pre-op class last night and it's feeling more real to me now and more scary too since there was a lot of discussion about the hospital and avoiding complications after surgery. So now I am feeling a little more scared but I just keep reminding myself that I am meant to have this surgery and it'll be worth it

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34 minutes ago, paddyski said:

Hi Everyone end of the week check in wanted to see how everyone is feeling someone already bought up but we are 4 weeks away!!! I met with nutrition and set some pre-surgery goals all of them felt achievable. We reviewed the pre- op diet which will start officially on 10/24 for me! I have increased my walking to 30 minutes a day... next week I am going to set some pre portioned out foods and my shakes will come in. I have started reading cookbooks for gastric sleeve, also ordered a food processor, and strainer, and finally upped my Water intake. How is everyone feeling?

I've been trying to eliminate some things from my diet (caffeine- and the people around me can tell) this week in preparation. I've got to increase my exercise!! My preop appts should be coming up soon. My family has a Disney Trip planned for the last week of Oct- I feel like I'm gonna have to start alllll over on the caffeine;) The day after Disney I start my liquid diet.

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I've got a little bit longer than the rest of you since I'm right by Thanksgiving, but I already ordered the sample pack of Syntrax Nectar flavors so I can try them out and see what ones I like the best before my liquid diet, because it's too pricey to get big tubs of each of them! I've already tried some of the Premier Protein and that's a good one, too. Trying to get ready ahead of time so it won't but such a shock. My final pre-op meeting isn't until Nov 9, but my surgery was already approved! Now I'm just waiting on FMLA paperwork to come back in for work.

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November 5th for me

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2 hours ago, JB29 said:

I've been trying to eliminate some things from my diet (caffeine- and the people around me can tell) this week in preparation. I've got to increase my exercise!! My preop appts should be coming up soon. My family has a Disney Trip planned for the last week of Oct- I feel like I'm gonna have to start alllll over on the caffeine;) The day after Disney I start my liquid diet.

I am dreading the caffeine withdrawal so I am putting it off until I need to when I start my 2 week pre-op diet. Trips are always harder to be good with all of the extra food temptation but at least you will still be able to eat while you are in Disney. Have a great trip! :)

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20 minutes ago, KentuckySteve said:

November 5th for me

Welcome!:) I'm being sleeved on November 6th

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thank you im excited and ready but i do dread the 2 week per op liquid diet that starts on the 22nd

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4 hours ago, megolego said:

Hi Paddyski! I just went to a Pre-op class last night and it's feeling more real to me now and more scary too since there was a lot of discussion about the hospital and avoiding complications after surgery. So now I am feeling a little more scared but I just keep reminding myself that I am meant to have this surgery and it'll be worth it

right so real, I haven't had my group class yet which is when they said we will talk about all of that eek! but you are right to stay positive, I mean we are doing this to have our best life, it will be worth it!

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4 hours ago, JB29 said:

I've been trying to eliminate some things from my diet (caffeine- and the people around me can tell) this week in preparation. I've got to increase my exercise!! My preop appts should be coming up soon. My family has a Disney Trip planned for the last week of Oct- I feel like I'm gonna have to start alllll over on the caffeine;) The day after Disney I start my liquid diet.

that is soooo good Disney will kick your exercise levels right up! so that is awesome! I too am dreading the caffeine withdrawl, I think that will be the thing I hold onto the longest kudos to you for doing that already!!! I really also must say Disney can lend itself to eating well they have some many options and the heat always makes me not want to eat! Have a blast!!

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1 hour ago, KentuckySteve said:

thank you im excited and ready but i do dread the 2 week per op liquid diet that starts on the 22nd

did you get your 2 week plan? For the first ten days I am Protein Shake fruit and veggies, last two days I am pure clear liquids...

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