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Good luck everyone! I am due for my endoscopy this coming Tuesday yahoo. Completed most of my pre-ops. I have an appt with the nutritionist on the 30th of July and than I will meet surgeon Number 2. I also have my first consultation with my 3rd surgeon just to obtain his opinion and see if I opt to do my surgery through northwell/Lenox hill. September is also my bday month and would love for this to be a gift to myself!! Since I’ve paid so much money on copayments lol

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I ended up doing the endoscopy because I have had heartburn and have been taking Omeprazole since I can remember. They said I could get the vsg (which I wanted) but they highly recommend for the RNY. It took a little while to convince me but it is the right choice for me. The egd was not bad. I highly recommend some sugar free popsicles waiting for you when you get home. Lol. Way better then cough drops.

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Morning team! Going in for my endoscopy today. Ahhh finally wanting to know if my pouch stretched which I am sure it has! It’s been 11 years since my last Bariatric surgery. Also suffer from bad heartburn. I’ll keep y’all posted once I have my results. Spoke to the patient coordinator yesterday, my echogram results have not yet been reviewed. Ahhh. Hopefully it is done this week.

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And Good Good Wishes for Success coming Your Way! My path has not been perfect, but I WOULD NEVER GO BACK and it has brought wonderful changes to ME, wish I had done it much sooner, but even a 72 year old puppy like I was , had talents she didn't even guess that I had!πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜›πŸ‘

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ahh good luck everyone, my path totally changed with my new bariatric group. I wont be joining the September team. Perhaps, I will be a December snowboarder or a January change your life high roller... No matter what the insurance protocols are, my doctor demands a 6 month weight in. Thus far I have 2 months under my belt. I wont be able to have my final surgery date until November, than I have to have labs done 30 days prior to surgery. I must say, I was disappointing at first but the group at Lenox Hill (NYC) hospital offers a lot of support and state that they do not want to see patients fail. I didn't have this support with my last surgery, need all the help i can get. Also I am scheduled for a host of new exams my 2nd surgeon didn't care for.

Also I had to sign a document re: you will not receive a surgery date until all preop is completed! lol

To do list:

Pulmonary test--Friday, August 23, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

Sleep Apnea consultation-Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:15 PM

Upper GI ----- August 26th 8am

Nutritional class August 13th 1130am

Nutritional one on one August 21st 1pm

Completed testing: Abdominal ultrasound, psych clearance, endoscopy, echogram, PCP clearance and initial Blood work,

Edited by Repeatingthoughts

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My doctor doesn't ask for any dieting as he knows most people who ask for surgery have dieted before. Personally I've been dieting off and on for years so what's going to change because doctor asks and that's why my doctor doesnt ask for any just the preop diet of course

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1 hour ago, Mikeyy said:

My doctor doesn't ask for any dieting as he knows most people who ask for surgery have dieted before. Personally I've been dieting off and on for years so what's going to change because doctor asks and that's why my doctor doesnt ask for any just the preop diet of course

I agree with you 1000 percent. Studies have shown it downs really mean much.

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9 hours ago, Repeatingthoughts said:

ahh good luck everyone, my path totally changed with my new bariatric group. I wont be joining the September team. Perhaps, I will be a December snowboarder or a January change your life high roller... No matter what the insurance protocols are, my doctor demands a 6 month weight in. Thus far I have 2 months under my belt. I wont be able to have my final surgery date until November, than I have to have labs done 30 days prior to surgery. I must say, I was disappointing at first but the group at Lenox Hill (NYC) hospital offers a lot of support and state that they do not want to see patients fail. I didn't have this support with my last surgery, need all the help i can get. Also I am scheduled for a host of new exams my 2nd surgeon didn't care for.

Also I had to sign a document re: you will not receive a surgery date until all preop is completed! lol

To do list:

Pulmonary test--Friday, August 23, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

Sleep Apnea consultation-Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:15 PM

Upper GI ----- August 26th 8am

Nutritional class August 13th 1130am

Nutritional one on one August 21st 1pm

Completed testing: Abdominal ultrasound, psych clearance, endoscopy, echogram, PCP clearance and initial Blood work,

Everything in its place and time...don't force it and go with the flow, we'd rather have you safe and cautious then rushed. When I first started this surgery journey we were aiming for January, then we were thinking October. Realistically, I'm okay with January if October is unattainable due to approval and requirements. I'm rooting for you...maybe our dates will be close and I have more time to workout, so I won't have a lot of loose skin. I know, silly stuff...

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Hi Krimson. I agree. I thought the same thing as well. Working out and getting ready. It isn’t silly at all. I think is great. Yesss we can be surgery buddies. I am thinking I will have a January date as well and I am okay with that for sure. Where are you in the process ?

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On 7/18/2019 at 8:42 AM, Repeatingthoughts said:

Hi Krimson. I agree. I thought the same thing as well. Working out and getting ready. It isn’t silly at all. I think is great. Yesss we can be surgery buddies. I am thinking I will have a January date as well and I am okay with that for sure. Where are you in the process ?

Sorry for the delay in responding...Kaiser in Southern California requires that you complete a 13 week Options program, labs, pre-op appointment prior to meeting with the surgeon, psych evaluation,birth control consultation, weight qualification varies per person, if your labs come back abnormal/alerting the medical team that you have issues to address before approval (those issues will be handled/treated if possible), medications prescribed if needed, labs retested if needed, test for nicotine and all THC/ CBD usage (must be zero)....

I've only got 4 classes left, discovered a few issues that are now being treated when my labs came back. I'm very anemic and as result my bariatric Dr. has prescribed Iron transfusions for the last month (I just finished a session today) and only one session left. I'm Vitamin D deficient again, so I'm being treated for that again. I have body drama going on and will be having an outpatient surgery on August 2nd for fibroids and endometriosis and etc. My labs are scheduled to be retested again on 09/27...I'm also prediabetic again, probably from all of the body drama....I'm not gaining weight which is great, I started at 280 pounds last September and I'm 249 currently. I need to get to 235 or very close to it for approval....I'm taking hormones due to the body drama, but not after the outpatient procedure on August 2nd, which will help me get back on my weight loss trend. I will be getting the Mirena IUD which is supposed to help my body drama and satisfy the birth control requirement....Just staying focused and positive, while dedicated to having a healthier lifestyle...this journey is not for the faint at heart and I'm taking the good with the bad and everything in the damn middle...even all of this body drama..

My GP wasn't addressing all of these health issues, so I'm thankful for the strong foundation my new body is being built on, starting from the inside out.

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September 9th is EKG comes back fine.

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