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So I didnt see a June thread and wanted to make one so we could all stay accountable and have a lot of good and bad experiences together!!! Introducing myself: My name is Kassandra, I am 27 years young, I have 3 great kids, a wonderful hubby, and 3 great cats. I'm a type 2 diabetic & have sleep apnea. I decided to do this to take my life back. I'm 5 ft 2 and 258 lbs. I had planned for the sleeve but my insurance won't cover it right now so RNY it is!

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So I didnt see a June thread and wanted to make one so we could all stay accountable and have a lot of good and bad experiences together!!! Introducing myself: My name is Kassandra, I am 27 years young, I have 3 great kids, a wonderful hubby, and 3 great cats. I'm a type 2 diabetic & have sleep apnea. I decided to do this to take my life back. I'm 5 ft 2 and 258 lbs. I had planned for the sleeve but my insurance won't cover it right now so RNY it is!

*also posted on bypass board*
Hi Kassandra! My name is Beth, I am 41 years old, married with one fabulous daughter and two awesome Beagles. I'm 5'6" and my current weight is 265 lbs. I started this journey in December when I was diagnosed with NAFLD and weighed 296 lbs. I'm fairly lucky to not have additional comorbidities, but a series of bad falls resulting in ankle injuries and surgery for a herniated disc have been my wakeup call. My doctor says I'm too young to be this disabled. I tend to agree. I just finished my approval checklist on Friday and have a tentative date of June 7 for a VSG. Come on, BCBS, make it happen!

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46 minutes ago, Batty2000 said:

Hi Kassandra! My name is Beth, I am 41 years old, married with one fabulous daughter and two awesome Beagles. I'm 5'6" and my current weight is 265 lbs. I started this journey in December when I was diagnosed with NAFLD and weighed 296 lbs. I'm fairly lucky to not have additional comorbidities, but a series of bad falls resulting in ankle injuries and surgery for a herniated disc have been my wakeup call. My doctor says I'm too young to be this disabled. I tend to agree. I just finished my approval checklist on Friday and have a tentative date of June 7 for a VSG. Come on, BCBS, make it happen!

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I adore the Pumpkins! I love Bats so I love your name too Haha I'm hoping for beginning of June at the latest but we shall see. I've been on this journey since July of last year and it's been HELL but it's going to be so worth it. What surgery are you having love?

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I adore the Pumpkins! I love Bats so I love your name too Haha I'm hoping for beginning of June at the latest but we shall see. I've been on this journey since July of last year and it's been HELL but it's going to be so worth it. What surgery are you having love?
Ouch! Nearly a year is a long time to be in limbo. My doctor really cheerleader this decision. I'm hoping to get officially approved while I have the momentum going. I hope to get the sleeve.

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36 minutes ago, Batty2000 said:

Ouch! Nearly a year is a long time to be in limbo. My doctor really cheerleader this decision. I'm hoping to get officially approved while I have the momentum going. I hope to get the sleeve.

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Well a lot of my wait has been dealing with the insurance I had and changing insurance. I had my heart set on the sleeve but they said I need the bypass. I'm happy with either honestly. I just hope I have my surgery before summer gets into full swing because Arkansas summer is God awful.

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36 minutes ago, Batty2000 said:

Ouch! Nearly a year is a long time to be in limbo. My doctor really cheerleader this decision. I'm hoping to get officially approved while I have the momentum going. I hope to get the sleeve.

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Well a lot of my wait has been dealing with the insurance I had and changing insurance. I had my heart set on the sleeve but they said I need the bypass. I'm happy with either honestly. I just hope I have my surgery before summer gets into full swing because Arkansas summer is God awful.

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Wow, congrats!!!

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5 hours ago, ARMoma45 said:

Wow, congrats!!!

Thank you darlin!!!! Have you emailed carrie about them not getting ahold of you? Leslie called me yesterday morning. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

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8 hours ago, Batty2000 said:

Congratulations!!!

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Thanks love! I'm so excited. I got the email today with all the instructions and now it feels like it's really going to happen.

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On 4/15/2019 at 10:14 PM, Batty2000 said:

Hi Kassandra! My name is Beth, I am 41 years old, married with one fabulous daughter and two awesome Beagles. I'm 5'6" and my current weight is 265 lbs. I started this journey in December when I was diagnosed with NAFLD and weighed 296 lbs. I'm fairly lucky to not have additional comorbidities, but a series of bad falls resulting in ankle injuries and surgery for a herniated disc have been my wakeup call. My doctor says I'm too young to be this disabled. I tend to agree. I just finished my approval checklist on Friday and have a tentative date of June 7 for a VSG. Come on, BCBS, make it happen!

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Do you know what kind of pre op diet you will have yet? Mine is 2 weeks of liquid only but at least my surgeons office doesnt require a bowel prep lol

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On 4/18/2019 at 8:32 AM, BulletWithButterflyWings said:

Thank you darlin!!!! Have you emailed carrie about them not getting ahold of you? Leslie called me yesterday morning. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

No, but i'm calling the office billing folks this morning to pay my $1500 so they can schedule me :D

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On 4/18/2019 at 5:21 PM, BulletWithButterflyWings said:

Thanks love! I'm so excited. I got the email today with all the instructions and now it feels like it's really going to happen.

What fun can I look forward to with the pre-op instructions?

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