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Had my initial consult yesterday, and I'm so excited! I'm also kicking myself that I didn't do this years ago, but I guess I just wasn't ready yet. After watching the presentation, and the Q&A session, I've decided on RNY.

My only hiccup is that my insurance changes January 1st! So the plan is to do all of the pre-op testing under my current insurance, and then submit for approval under the new insurance on Jan 2! Hoping I get approved right away and can get on the schedule for the end on January. My first nutrition appointment is Monday, and I'm hoping I can lose 25lbs on my own prior to surgery.

I've been reading the posts on here non-stop for the past few days, and just wanted to finally say Hi! LOL!!!

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Hi back to ya! I had my initial consultation on the 4th; so that would put me in the January range for the procedure.

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15 hours ago, Mello1 said:

Hi back to ya! I had my initial consultation on the 4th; so that would put me in the January range for the procedure.

Awesome!!! Fingers crossed that all of our pre-testing goes smooth and we end up being surgery buddies!

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Kwel!

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Great! Welcome aboard!

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19 hours ago, Sassylady1 said:

Hey y’all, I had my first initial consult in July and I have to do 6 nutrition appointments before surgery. Should be having surgery (RNY) in January as well.

Awesome!! Hope we can all be surgery buddies! I have to do 3 nutrition appointments. The irony is that I've been treating with my PCP for over a year specifically for weightloss, but it doesn't count b/c I was seeing her every 3 months, and my insurance requires monthly visits. Not a big deal, but it's just kind of funny that my PCP appointments were legit trying to lose weight to avoid WLS, and now I have to do 3 months of "fake" appointments now that I want the surgery! LOL!!

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Yeah insurance companies all have their hoops we need to jump through before they will allow us to finally get healthy after years of struggling. I’m so excited to be meeting all my surgery buddies 😊

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congrats to all taking the first steps on the new journey of life with the tools to help us succeed we all welcome you guys to the group

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1 hour ago, VIKING 0424 said:

congrats to all taking the first steps on the new journey of life with the tools to help us succeed we all welcome you guys to the group

Thanks so much!!! Love looking at stats like yours! So inspirational!

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Hello, I had my initial consult on Monday and now have 4 months of nutrition before I even get to meet the surgical team. Between now and then I cannot gain so much as an ounce or insurance will kick it back. So, I'm doing the next best thing and starting to modify my behaviors by cutting out most of the sugar I eat, and chips this month, adding in cutting down on soda next month, until I get to my surgical team appointment and can say I'm off soda and sugar. Has anyone else done any behavior modification while on their pre-op path?

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24 minutes ago, Machalo said:

Hello, I had my initial consult on Monday and now have 4 months of nutrition before I even get to meet the surgical team. Between now and then I cannot gain so much as an ounce or insurance will kick it back. So, I'm doing the next best thing and starting to modify my behaviors by cutting out most of the sugar I eat, and chips this month, adding in cutting down on soda next month, until I get to my surgical team appointment and can say I'm off soda and sugar. Has anyone else done any behavior modification while on their pre-op path?

I would love to lose 25lbs before surgery, so am planning on gradually cutting items out too. My biggest culprit is soda, followed by fast food and sweets. I meet with the nutritionist on Monday (I have to do 3 monthly visits) and plan on making Monday my "get started" day. I tend to eat everything in sight or starve myself, so I need to be careful not to be too strict b/c when I do that, I only last a couple weeks then I fall off the wagon. Going to try to make small changes at first, then gradually get stricter as I approach surgery. Will be curious to hear what the nutritionist has to say!

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OOh! I hope you have great nutritionists on your team. Mine are fabulous and have already shared some hints and a great recipe for crock pot cooking of Proteins so I can freeze them in "to go" packets. I hope you also have great success in your small step changes. We can do this. That's why we're here. Right?

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2 hours ago, ChubRub said:

Thanks so much!!! Love looking at stats like yours! So inspirational!

YOU CAN DO IT TO IF YOU TRY YOU WILL HAVE GREAT SUCCESS AS WELL ITS OT ALL ROSES AND BUTTERFLIES THERE ARE SOME GARGOYLES AND DEMONS THAT APPEAR OR AT LEAST DID FOR ME AND STILL TRY TO GET IN MY HEAD ONCE IN A WHILE STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR PROCESS AND GO FOR IT

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