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25 minutes ago, TeeRob said:

I am having VSG on July 30th if I can lose 5lbs by the 29th.

You have so got this!!!

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55 minutes ago, thillman1987 said:

Well mine got cancelled because the insurance company says I have to be smoke free for 6 months. Guess I won't be joining everyone in July!

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I am so sorry :(

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Oh no they canceled after you we’re already approved? I’m so sorry to hear that

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Oh and I got RNY not VSG for the list. 😉

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Hey guys I know we have a July 2019 topic we can talk to each other on but I thought it might be neat to have a schedule so we know who’s going when and we can check on each other! Comment below with your date & surgery and I’ll edit and add you! We can still keep up on our other topic I’m not trying to hijack. Just making a schedule for us to keep up :)

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Hi everyone I am getting mine 7/8/19. Excited and nervous

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12 hours ago, thillman1987 said:

Well mine got cancelled because the insurance company says I have to be smoke free for 6 months. Guess I won't be joining everyone in July!

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That sucks. I understand the necessity to be smoke free but it seems that they would have verified that before scheduling surgery. Mine got pushed back because I hadn't been compliant on my CPAP lol.

How long have you been smoke free?

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11 hours ago, thillman1987 said:

6 months at a minimum. It's up to the insurance companies discretion.

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So you haven't quit yet?

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That sucks. I understand the necessity to be smoke free but it seems that they would have verified that before scheduling surgery. Mine got pushed back because I hadn't been compliant on my CPAP lol.
How long have you been smoke free?
I have been nicotine free since March 1st. I started the process more or less back in January or February. Quitting smoking is extremely difficult. Lol. I wasn't aware of the 6 months of nicotine free until yesterday when the insurance denied my surgery. If I would of known I would have been more mentally prepared. I'm 50/50 on even getting the surgery now. I gave up so much just to get shut down. This is the third time they have had issues. Whether it be the doctor's or the insurance I woul like to think that these people I've been paying and sitting down when on a monthly basis had an understanding of what's going on. I know for a fact they have done the surgery on multiple other people with the same exact insurance as me and should of known prerequisites.

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Don't let the setbacks cause you to give up on surgery. I've had numerous setbacks myself and it's been about 15 months since I started this journey...and finally i'm scheduled for July 22nd. I was starting to give up after insurance denied me but somehow I kept going and barring anything happening, i'll be post wls in less than 3 weeks.

My surgeon's office required that I call my insurance company and ask a series of questions regarding my coverage and any requirements before I even met with the surgeon the first time...and we still messed up lol.

Everything happens for a reason and I truly believe that my setbacks were allowing me more time to prepare myself for surgery.

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RNY, July 29. Unless I change my mind to a sleeve...

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On 7/1/2019 at 1:50 PM, alex76 said:

You are awesome! I'm 2 days out from surgery and I'm not freaking out as bad as I thought I would be LOL

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How are you doing? Hope you’re recovering well!

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10 hours ago, MaryEC said:

How are you doing? Hope you’re recovering well!

2 day post-op has gone way better than I expected. I'm taking my fluids, walking, and passing gas normally. My pain is well managed and I've had zero regrets. My dr just dropped in to give me discharge info, and my nurse said I should expect to be free to go by lunch. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you for checking in with me.

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