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Got a surgery date for April 25th. Waiting to hear from the Drs office to tell me they (hopefully) got the preauthorization. Ugh so nerve wracking!

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3 hours ago, starladustangel said:

Nope. I am still waiting on a date. I called the surgeon's office 3 times last week and so far haven't heard back

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I emailed my nurse earlier today to touch base with her to see if she submitted to insurance yet. I havent heard anything though. I'm hoping that it's been submitted.

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I’m so sorry for this delay. At least you have. Overage through your ins. I have no coverage and am currently scheduled elsewhere for my surgery. At this time, I am wrestling with my ins over coverage for visits re my sleeve surgery. One person says they will be covered like any other visit, another says they won’t. I personally like the rep that says they will. 😏

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Kim87811 - I bet your excited. And maybe a little nervous? I look forward to seeing you post op posts. Congratulations!

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6 hours ago, KimB7811 said:

Got a surgery date for April 25th. Waiting to hear from the Drs office to tell me they (hopefully) got the preauthorization. Ugh so nerve wracking!

Omg congrats love!!! I just found out I got approved last week. Just waiting on the coordinator to call me with a date and the rest of my last second appts.

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On 4/8/2019 at 2:47 AM, ARMoma45 said:

I got denied the first time because I lost too much weight on the 6 month diet...but I continued with my monthly Dr visits which showed the plateau and regain and they approved mine after it being resubmitted. It's definitely been an ordeal but i'm sure it'll be well worth the wait.

Patience grasshopper lol.

Hey love!!! I got approved last week. Carrie just emailed me! Are you having the bypass or the sleeve? I'm doing bypass and I'm nervous. I wonder what last tests we will have to do before we have surgery....

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2 minutes ago, ypease said:

Congratulations! 🥳

Thank you darlin!!! What all do you have left to do?

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1 minute ago, BulletWithButterflyWings said:

Omg congrats love!!! I just found out I got approved last week. Just waiting on the coordinator to call me with a date and the rest of my last second appts.

Yes!! So glad you finally heard the big “approved” word!!! You’re in the home stretch now! I feel like I’m doing everything backwards since I haven’t heard the approved word yet but since my surgery is less then 2 weeks away they need me to get everything else done. So tomorrow is the last of the tests I need to do which is the EKG and bloodwork. Keep us posted on your date!!

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3 minutes ago, KimB7811 said:

Yes!! So glad you finally heard the big “approved” word!!! You’re in the home stretch now! I feel like I’m doing everything backwards since I haven’t heard the approved word yet but since my surgery is less then 2 weeks away they need me to get everything else done. So tomorrow is the last of the tests I need to do which is the EKG and bloodwork. Keep us posted on your date!!

I will!! I'll be sure to keep checking on you too. Which surgery are you having love? Btw if you have Instagram my name is kassyyy13

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2 minutes ago, BulletWithButterflyWings said:

I will!! I'll be sure to keep checking on you too. Which surgery are you having love? Btw if you have Instagram my name is kassyyy13

I’m having sleeve. I have one but haven’t been on that for awhile. I’ll look you up!!

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I’m self pay and am going on a short Mexican vacay. My ins sucks as far as Bariatric coverage. Contrary to popular belief, I had to jump through hoops as well, to get approved. Who knew, right? I just got approved after submitting my EKG. I am scheduled for 10/1/19 (my choice). I’m so excited!

And I am excited for you. I can’t wait to hear about your experience and new life adventures!

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I’m self pay and am going on a short Mexican vacay. My ins sucks as far as Bariatric coverage. Contrary to popular belief, I had to jump through hoops as well, to get approved. Who knew, right? I just got approved after submitting my EKG. I am scheduled for 10/1/19 (my choice). I’m so excited!
And I am excited for you. I can’t wait to hear about your experience and new life adventures!
How exciting!!!! I'm so ready to have my date. Cant come soon enough lol

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Sooo happy I found this thread! I've been playing the waiting game for 4 years now!

My case is a bit different because I live in Spain, and I'm getting my surgery through the "social insurance" aka free (economically at least). The first time I applied I was denied because my BMI was 39 and not 40, so they sent me to a nutritionist and I lost the same 40-30 pounds I tend to loose but regained them like always. After many visits to my GP, and a bunch of paper work, finally last year I re applied and got into the "waiting list"!

The problem is.... I am 100% getting the surgery, they just won't tell me when, and it's been 10 months!! ..And it's driving me insane. On my last visit, the doctor said probably before July, but I haven't been called for the preop, semminars, nothing. I'm pretty sure the secretary recognises my voice by now 😵

I know things happen when they're supposed to, but I just feel so frustrated. I feel my life is on hold. I've gained even more weight, I'm on my highest right now, and I it's just harder than I expected.

I'm glad to see there's so much support here! I wish you all get your call very soon lovelies!

Big hug xD

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I am all set for Monday April 29th. I meet with the surgeon one last time on Thursday.

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