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Hello everyone!

I was approved a few days ago (after only waiting a week) and received my surgery date for December 12, 2018! I chose this date out of the few offered to me because I am currently in college and I will be able to finish up my classes prior to the surgery (which was a huge worry of mine.) It's about two weeks before my birthday too!

Anyone else scheduled out in December?

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How many pre-op weigh-ins did u have before u got your date?

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2 minutes ago, Tiff-a-lea said:

How many pre-op weigh-ins did u have before u got your date?

I have CIGNA insurance and they required 90 days of nutrition classes. Due to the way the classes were set up, I actually ended up having to do 4 weigh-ins. My surgeon did not require me to lose weight (though it was definitely encouraged) but I could not gain weight during the 90 days.

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Batty-vsg congrats getting date to work out with your schooling

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My surgeon requires 6 weigh-in over 6months and encourage to try getting close to 300lbs as I can by the 6th one. So I figure that will be roughly week after thanksgiving

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See “Anyone scheduled for December yet?” Thread

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December 18th, and I cannot wait! I had my Lap Band removed on Aug 28th and waiting to heal before sleeve surgery (and hoping I don't gain too much weight while waiting!)

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anita - how are you feeling

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I am so happy to see more December sleevers! Wooohooo!

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I have CIGNA insurance and they required 90 days of nutrition classes. Due to the way the classes were set up, I actually ended up having to do 4 weigh-ins. My surgeon did not require me to lose weight (though it was definitely encouraged) but I could not gain weight during the 90 days.


I have Cigna too but don’t know about any 90 day nutritional class requirement. I’ve been going through pre-op testing but haven’t been completely approved nor do I have a surgery date. I am needing to get it done this year due to possible insurance changes. Hope they don’t spring this on me last minute!


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On 10/17/2018 at 05:41, Wickedwinner said:



I have Cigna too but don’t know about any 90 day nutritional class requirement. I’ve been going through pre-op testing but haven’t been completely approved nor do I have a surgery date. I am needing to get it done this year due to possible insurance changes. Hope they don’t spring this on me last minute!


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If you had been in a doctor managed diet program for a consecutive period and provided those medical notes, they would waive the nutrition classes for the tome you had been in the program. Had to have been within the last two years.

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On 10/1/2018 at 8:04 PM, batty_vsg said:

Hello everyone!

I was approved a few days ago (after only waiting a week) and received my surgery date for December 12, 2018! I chose this date out of the few offered to me because I am currently in college and I will be able to finish up my classes prior to the surgery (which was a huge worry of mine.) It's about two weeks before my birthday too!

Anyone else scheduled out in December?

I had my surgery exactly a year before you 12/12/17. Hopefully it's a lucky date. Almost a year out looking back it was an amazing life changing decision. I was just over 300 lbs to start and by June (6 months) had lost just under 100 lbs and was running miles at a time, biking etc. since then I've been trying to maintain around 200 and struggling a bit to not keep losing (a high class problem). Good luck, great things are to come and in a year you will feel totally different!

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