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I will tentatively have surgery the end of August. Hurray! I'm super excited, but because I have no co-morbidities I have to be at 40 BMI. I'm about a 40.6 right now, so I don't have a lot of wiggle room. I can't lose much weight or I fall out of the program, and I can't gain weight or I won't get cleared for surgery. Yikes! No pressure.

Anyone in a similar boat? Or was in a similar boat? Got any advice?

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9 hours ago, SouthernPhoenix said:

have to be at 40 BMI. I'm about a 40.6 right now

@SouthernPhoenix

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME

can't tell if insurance has already approved you if (hopefully) they have -

your starting BMI is what counts for insurance - if you loose more weight

now it won't effect anything - the insurance refers to the first #s given by

the dr (ie 40.6 and startingweight

If you have NOT been approved yet, your right, you must maintain 40.6,

if you go below that # you might not qualify since you have no commorbities

check everything out - one way or the other i'm sure you'll figure things out,

and all will be fine with the world☺️

August here you come!!!!

good luck bud

kathy

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I was at that same place last year. It’s like walking a tightrope!! Very stressful!

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I’m in the same boat right now! I don’t have approval yet (still in the pre-approval stage) and I can’t lose to much or they won’t approve but of course you can’t gain. My insurance requires 6 months of monitoring by a physician so it’s been 5 months of it unease with one more month before submittal to insurance. Good luck! And if you find any tips please let me know!

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Very weird, I've heard about needing a minimum BMI sure but not having to stay the same.. yes if you go too low you won't qualify but if you gain weight that would show you need help and need surgery...

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