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Today marks the beginning of my journey...and my guts are in knots....poor thangs :D

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17 minutes ago, Kimmie K said:

Today marks the beginning of my journey...and my guts are in knots....poor thangs :D

Did you have your surgery yet?

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1 minute ago, Wanda247 said:

Did you have your surgery yet?

No ma'am....this is just my first surgeon office visit :)

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Oh wow, you've done well with losing weight so far. After surgery you are going to be a rock star girl!! ✌️

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Take joy. in the fact you will go from being built like a rock to being a rock 🌟 star! Pretty doggone good trade-off!

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1 minute ago, Wanda247 said:

Oh wow, you've done well with losing weight so far. After surgery you are going to be a rock star girl!! ✌️

Awww, thanks! Girl, it has been a long road on my own. That 55ish lbs has taken 2 years on a ketogenic/LCHF "diet". I've fallen off many times. Part of the struggle has been trying to heal my metabolism due to years of taking Adderall. It destroyed my ability to keep my weight under control after I stopped taking it. This fall, my company was bought out by one of our partners and our insurance benefits changed. For the first time in my adult life, I have a job that will pay for bariatric so I jumped on that boat with a quickness! LOLOLOL The policy won't change until 01/01/19 so I won't know the particulars of the plan for a couple weeks like how many required nutrition visits, etc...but I'm just happy to finally have some hope. No matter how long it takes 💓

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Congrats girlie! It's exciting and exhausting all at the same time. ;) But so dang worth it!!!! Hope you like him/her!

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2 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Congrats girlie! It's exciting and exhausting all at the same time. ;) But so dang worth it!!!! Hope you like him/her!

Thank you!!!! I'm definitely super excited. I've been talking with the dietician on and off via email since early November. She's so nice, very prompt, informative and respectful. There was never a question that she denied giving me an answer to. I think this place will be great!

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12 minutes ago, Frustr8 said:

Take joy. in the fact you will go from being built like a rock to being a rock 🌟 star! Pretty doggone good trade-off!

Yes ma'am! A very awesome trade-off!

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That's awesome, you're being proactive and that's very good.

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29 minutes ago, Wanda247 said:

That's awesome, you're being proactive and that's very good.

At some point in my life I heard "The 6 P's"....Proper Preparedness Prevents Piss Poor Performance. That has always stuck with me LOL I am the Proactive Queen which makes me extremely annoying to some people LOLOLOL :D

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VERY exciting stuff!!!
I hope it goes well.

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Totally Awesome! Welcome and have fun along the way.

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Just now, KimTriesRNY said:

How did it go?

😀

Great!!! Love the surgeon. He's really straight forward, informative and a smidge goofy. Excellent combo.

Until my new insurance cards get here in a few weeks, they can't check the policy for the detailed requirements. As far as what's next...all I need to do is an in-office psych eval (no matter if insurance requires it or not), EGD, cardiac stress test, and possibly just one more nutrition visit (depending on insurance requirement) that they already scheduled for 01/14/19. New insurance and FSA account will be in effect 01/01/19 sooooo...anyone have a time machine so I can fast forward this torturous waiting game?! LOLOL

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