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Congrats to all of our July siblings below who have already started on the next leg of their journey!!! I'm so proud of all of you and praying for quick recoveries, easing of any pain/discomfort and continued success!

1- @MFaulk3 (GB) @texasnewf (VSG) @Jaybe08 (GB) @Ren951 (RNY) @sweetsagi @DianaP (VSG) @walstreet68 (LB)
2- @amaynard (RNY) @SublimeLemons (VSG) @PantxaPetita (VSG)
3- @alex76 (RNY)

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On 7/5/2019 at 9:00 AM, thillman1987 said:

Rescheduled for September 17th. 🤞 I second guessed myself for a little bit but the surgery is important and life changing. I wish you luck and thanks for the support! I just needed to sit back and remember what the main goal is.

I SO get this! Definitely keep on...keeping on. My original dr's office staff caused my surgery' to be delayed by over TWO months because they refused to listen to me about CIGNA's policy & actually fought me on it. Told me I WAS reason insurance verification was hard as I was 'interfering' and 'didn't understand'. I finally had CIGNA call them when I was at office for appt &I took policy into dr & he had them push it thru. Got approved in 3 days.

In hindsight, I wished I pushed harder, but I started to question myself & feeling like...surely I had to be wrong..because they "do this all the time". Turns out I was right the whole time & I started to feel ..down, resentful, frustrated, disappointed, etc. If things had gone right from start, I'd have had surgery by end of May. Now it is July & I originally had surgery date of 7/1. A week before surgery, I realized I was no longer comfortable by many other things that went wrong with office staff, etc. so I switched dr's.

New dr assured me (when I voiced concerns they'd not be able to get my records easily) that "we'll get them, don't worry". Well, I finally got email from his staff asking me if I could intervene as they were getting no response.. :( After over a week, I had CIGNA ready to push original dr's office & after last minute convo, I told them I'd be by next day to pick u precords. They assured me they'd be ready but they weren't. However, I stayed until a different doctor's nurse went,got my records & copied them.

So now I missed chance to get surgery done before eldest daughter flies in for visit 7/17. I rarely see her so I treasure any time I get with her. My heart is just..extra happy for any time I can see her. So now, am back to "dealing with cards I've been dealt". I'll be having surgery either 7/22 or 7/25 (both days that she will still be here, she leaves late on 7/25). Yes, this will impact time I spend with her, but she told me to do what I needed to do.

We both got setback by roughly same amt of time when I look @ fact that I should have had surgery in May if things had been done right, but I'll tell you it DOES pass quickly even if some days it feels like it is crawling. I'm using extra weeks I didn't expect to have in July reading @FluffyChix 'Headwork' post & joining different FB groups in that thread, watching more youtube videos, etc.. I decided to look at the 'delayed time' as a gift to make sure I am even more informed and better prepared each day.

We'll be here to cheer you on!!

Edited by KarenLR75

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My surgery is already scheduled for July 31st. I received a letter from my insurance company, Anthem BCBS on Friday denying my request for my sleeve surgery. They claim I have not met all my requirements which I have. I've been under my surgeon's care since December. I have met all my surgeon's requirements. BCBS is saying I have not been on a supervised diet for 6 months. I plan to appeal their decision but this could not have happened at a worse time for me. I just found out I have 60 days to move!! Its been very stressful the last few days. I'm super bummed and feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by everything 😭. I've worked so hard to come this far and to get all of this bad news at once. I'm praying everything works out as it should. I'm so depressed. Sent from my [samsung Galaxy] using BariatricPal mobile app

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13 hours ago, ARMoma45 said:

I couldn't drink the premier shakes...they were too sweet for me.

Looks like you're doing great though :)

I can't handle them straight either, they always have to be watered down or altered

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15 hours ago, megs2019 said:

This looks awesome! What is it exactly? I'm pre-op'in too! We got this!

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It's just Cookies & cream shake with ice so its a little watered down

And lemon iced tea

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I SO get this! Definitely keep on...keeping on. My original dr's office staff caused my surgery' to be delayed by over TWO months because they refused to listen to me about CIGNA's policy & actually fought me on it. Told me I WAS reason insurance verification was hard as I was 'interfering' and 'didn't understand'. I finally had CIGNA call them when I was at office for appt &I took policy into dr & he had them push it thru. Got approved in 3 days.
In hindsight, I wished I pushed harder, but I started to question myself & feeling like...surely I had to be wrong..because they "do this all the time". Turns out I was right the whole time & I started to feel ..down, resentful, frustrated, disappointed, etc. If things had gone right from start, I'd have had surgery by end of May. Now it is July & I originally had surgery date of 7/1. A week before surgery, I realized I was no longer comfortable by many other things that went wrong with office staff, etc. so I switched dr's.
New dr assured me (when I voiced concerns they'd not be able to get my records easily) that "we'll get them, don't worry". Well, I finally got email from his staff asking me if I could intervene as they were getting no response.. [emoji20] After over a week, I had CIGNA ready to push original dr's office & after last minute convo, I told them I'd be by next day to pick u precords. They assured me they'd be ready but they weren't. However, I stayed until a different doctor's nurse went,got my records & copied them.
So now I missed chance to get surgery done before eldest daughter flies in for visit 7/17. I rarely see her so I treasure any time I get with her. My heart is just..extra happy for any time I can see her. So now, am back to "dealing with cards I've been dealt". I'll be having surgery either 7/22 or 7/25 (both days that she will still be here, she leaves late on 7/25). Yes, this will impact time I spend with her, but she told me to do what I needed to do.
We both got setback by roughly same amt of time when I look @ fact that I should have had surgery in May if things had been done right, but I'll tell you it DOES pass quickly even if some days it feels like it is crawling. I'm using extra weeks I didn't expect to have in July reading [mention=323408]FluffyChix[/mention] 'Headwork' post & joining different FB groups in that thread, watching more youtube videos, etc.. I decided to look at the 'delayed time' as a gift to make sure I am even more informed and better prepared each day.
We'll be here to cheer you on!!
Thank you! I do not have Facebook but have read a lot on here. I have bought multiple books on the Kindle. I'll look into more YouTube videos. Only 72 days left! Lol. [emoji3]

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On 7/8/2019 at 12:52 PM, LaurenNicRodriguez said:

Hi! July 10th and soooo ready :)

Best wishes on your surgery today!!!!

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Finally! Approved AGAIN. Have a surgery date AGAIN. Phew! July 25! 3 weeks later than originally planned.

By time I'm done I'll have done over 30+ days of pre-op diet...oh well, same as post-op from what I've heard/read/etc.

Congrats to all that have had their surgery already this month! I hope you are all doing well.

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On 7/6/2019 at 1:18 PM, Flo-grown said:

My surgery is already scheduled for July 31st. I received a letter from my insurance company, Anthem BCBS on Friday denying my request for my sleeve surgery. They claim I have not met all my requirements which I have. I've been under my surgeon's care since December. I have met all my surgeon's requirements. BCBS is saying I have not been on a supervised diet for 6 months. I plan to appeal their decision but this could not have happened at a worse time for me. I just found out I have 60 days to move!! Its been very stressful the last few days. I'm super bummed and feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by everything 😭. I've worked so hard to come this far and to get all of this bad news at once. I'm praying everything works out as it should. I'm so depressed. Sent from my [samsung Galaxy] using BariatricPal mobile app

I was denied by BCBS the first time as well. My policy specifically stated that I had to be on a Dr monitored diet and that it had to be someone other than my surgeon.

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Just now, ARMoma45 said:

I was denied by BCBS the first time as well. My policy specifically stated that I had to be on a Dr monitored diet and that it had to be someone other than my surgeon.

That's crazy to me. Glad you got approved.

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