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I apologize for starting a new thread as i cannot locate where i posted the initial information that i want to update LOL. To recap: I had my pre-ops done on the 10th and my Surgery is scheduled on the 8th of November. My EKG came back abnormal and i was very nervous because i did not have a Primary Care Physician since I am self pay and the results requested both a Dr. Medical Clearance and a Cardiology Clearance. So i was fretting and getting nervous about all of that. I found a PCP that does takes Patients without insurance ( after about 5 phone calls to other doctors) and am really glad though now that I have him in hindsight because it is a very family friendly oriented office and i don't feel like just a number.

Anyhow on to the update : )

I went to my PCP and he asked me a lot of questions since i was a new patient and all and we even discussed my past diets and my successes and failures and let me tell you i have never felt more like i had found a friend instead of a professional even though he was professional. My point being is he listened and conversation rather than be opinionated. I felt very welcome. He asked me at what weight would i tell him that "if I weighed _____ I would not do bariatric surgery" I gave him my realistic answer of 150 pounds. Because his office runs a medical weight loss program he wanted to see if that would be an alternative option. I appreciated that insight from his end. He realistically told me that his program would not accomplish that as good as bariatric surgery since i am currently 298.6 pounds.

Since it was his first day seeing me as a patient. In the end he stated that he would give me medial clearance if i agreed to have an echo cardiogram completed. He also said he could do them in his office where the cost would be a quarter of the cardiologist and that it would be accepted by my surgeon since his directions said Medical/Cardio and not both. This was on Tuesday. He got me in for an echo yesterday and the tech while technically not a doctor told me "if you see me run out or say i will be right back then you may not have your surgery on the day you want, but if i let you leave here without calling the doctor in, you are good to go :)" At the end she said, unofficially i believe you will have your surgery on your date but i cannot Officially tell you that LOLOL..

I am on cloud 9 today and am looking forward to the 8th. I now just hope she didn't miss something and the results from the cardiologist reading the echo doesn't change LOL.

Happy Weekend to all!

5 more days before i begin my liquid pre op diet!

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Yay! What a relief right? And even better news is that you found a doc who sounds fabulous and honest and who has your best interest at heart! He told the truth about the WLS and your goal!!! So glad you found a new PCP!

Glad you passed your tests and they were able to do them in the office!!! Wooohoooo, you're on your way now!!!

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Congrats......

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Yay! What a relief right? And even better news is that you found a doc who sounds fabulous and honest and who has your best interest at heart! He told the truth about the WLS and your goal!!! So glad you found a new PCP!
Glad you passed your tests and they were able to do them in the office!!! Wooohoooo, you're on your way now!!!
Thank you

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Congrats......
Thank you..now to gwt through pre op liquids lol

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And you are going to make it after all! Like the Energized Bunny you keep and going and going!
And Jazzy, You are going to sing a sweet sweet song, a little scary I as times, but still a beautiful work in progress.😝🎶😝

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I apologize for starting a new thread as i cannot locate where i posted the initial information that i want to update LOL. To recap: I had my pre-ops done on the 10th and my Surgery is scheduled on the 8th of November. My EKG came back abnormal and i was very nervous because i did not have a Primary Care Physician since I am self pay and the results requested both a Dr. Medical Clearance and a Cardiology Clearance. So i was fretting and getting nervous about all of that. I found a PCP that does takes Patients without insurance ( after about 5 phone calls to other doctors) and am really glad though now that I have him in hindsight because it is a very family friendly oriented office and i don't feel like just a number.
Anyhow on to the update : )
I went to my PCP and he asked me a lot of questions since i was a new patient and all and we even discussed my past diets and my successes and failures and let me tell you i have never felt more like i had found a friend instead of a professional even though he was professional. My point being is he listened and conversation rather than be opinionated. I felt very welcome. He asked me at what weight would i tell him that "if I weighed _____ I would not do bariatric surgery" I gave him my realistic answer of 150 pounds. Because his office runs a medical weight loss program he wanted to see if that would be an alternative option. I appreciated that insight from his end. He realistically told me that his program would not accomplish that as good as bariatric surgery since i am currently 298.6 pounds.
Since it was his first day seeing me as a patient. In the end he stated that he would give me medial clearance if i agreed to have an echo cardiogram completed. He also said he could do them in his office where the cost would be a quarter of the cardiologist and that it would be accepted by my surgeon since his directions said Medical/Cardio and not both. This was on Tuesday. He got me in for an echo yesterday and the tech while technically not a doctor told me "if you see me run out or say i will be right back then you may not have your surgery on the day you want, but if i let you leave here without calling the doctor in, you are good to go :)" At the end she said, unofficially i believe you will have your surgery on your date but i cannot Officially tell you that LOLOL..
I am on cloud 9 today and am looking forward to the 8th. I now just hope she didn't miss something and the results from the cardiologist reading the echo doesn't change LOL.
Happy Weekend to all!
5 more days before i begin my liquid pre op diet!
Sounds like you found a great PCP!

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The Countdown is Officially on!! I got the all clear yesterday and I start Pre Op Liquids in 2 days.. I am super excited!!

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