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Beautiful words I heard today come from my surgeons mouth, "Are you ready for this?" #LoveHIm We discussed the surgery, time off from work as well as recovery time and most importantly the success of the Roux en Y. We also discussed the success of the Roux en y after being banded along with the time I will need to be off from work (possibly 2 wks but said if I want to go back before then I could). Also I am truly grateful that I have a surgeon, nurses and dietitian that truly understand the struggle of weight loss. Just him explaining to me why people struggle with weight loss and he totally hit the nail on the head about it at least in my circumstance! So now my worries are: will the insurance company approve the date and surgery. Trying to have it before the end of 2019 d/t we have met our deductible already for this year. 😂

ps. LOLOLOL so excited!

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44 minutes ago, Saved4Ever said:

Trying to have it before the end of 2019 d/t we have met our deductible already for this year

Totally tell the person who handles billing and scheduling so they can try to speed it along.

You sound ready 🏆

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3 hours ago, Saved4Ever said:

Trying to have it before the end of 2019 d/t we have met our deductible already for this year. 😂

I was in the same boat last year - wanting to get the surgery by the end of 2018 since the deductable had been met.....but it didn't happen, even though I let the office know from the beginning that I wanted it done by the end of the year. There were delays and errors in losing documentation, submitting incomplete info to the insurance company which led to denial, then resubmission, etc, etc. I ended up having surgery in Feb 2019. But it turned out OK, because there have been a lot of expenses this year, too. Some ER visits for a blood clot, lab work, and various followups with other doctors to take care of other matters - sleep doctor, orthopedist, PCP. I need a new sleep study now, mammogram, bone density test, and I may get my upper eyelids done due to decreased field of vision. I am sure I will meet my deductable again this year, so am trying to wrap up all the "loose ends" and get everything done in 2019. If you don't get your surgery by the end of the year, there will be lots of opportunities to make up for it next year. Don't fret too much over it. You can only do what you can do. Trust it will work out for the best either way, which it will. Best wishes!

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Trying to have it before the end of 2019 d/t we have met our deductible already for this year. 😂

I am in the same spot as you! I have been so worried that we will have to fund this next year when it could be paid for entirely this year. I think I will get in on time though. My surgery is set for Sept. 16th, but I haven't meet with the surgeon yet. Each time I call they have some excuse as to why she didn't get to talk to him about skipping y psych appt and nutritionist since I had a sleeve 20 years ago. Hopefully she was able to speak to him yesterday. Best of luck on your journey!!

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Thank you all so much! I went yesterday for my 3rd dietitian appt. It went great, she talked to me about the Vitamins and omgoodness the cleanse you will have to do prior to surgery and the diet afterwards. When ready to leave, all of my other dietitian appts had been moved up a week. #soexcited!!!!

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