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Good morning everyone. After months of waiting, I finally received a surgery date 4/16/2020. I would love to chat with anyone having surgery in April.

my status:
Insurance: changed from a PPO to an *** (due to a new job). I have emblemhealth HIP Prime ***.

Began process July 2019: 6 months of checking my weight.
BMI 39: mild sleep apnea and hypertension.

hospital : Lenox Hill in NY

Surgery : RNY but still seriously considering DS. My doc is open to any of them but encouraged me to choose RNY.

I have a pre-op class next month 2/20 and must complete pre-op labs during the last week of March 2020. Paperwork to my insurance will be submitted in March 2020.

good luck everyone!! I am hoping I get my surgery approved by my insurance as I am looking forward to my new journey

Edited by Repeatingthoughts

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Hi!!

Congrats! I’m really hoping I get a date around that timeframe! I just started the process December 31st, but my insurance has no waiting period. I’ll finish with all necessary appointments March 9th & will be submitted that day. I’m so nervous! I literally sit and wonder “can this really happen for me?”. I’m excited for you! I think it’s cool how they already gave you a date prior to the insurance approval! What hospital & where are you from? I’m in Wisconsin & am going to Froedtert ❤️

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43 minutes ago, danielleleigh90 said:

Hi!!

Congrats! I’m really hoping I get a date around that timeframe! I just started the process December 31st, but my insurance has no waiting period. I’ll finish with all necessary appointments March 9th & will be submitted that day. I’m so nervous! I literally sit and wonder “can this really happen for me?”. I’m excited for you! I think it’s cool how they already gave you a date prior to the insurance approval! What hospital & where are you from? I’m in Wisconsin & am going to Froedtert ❤️

Ahhh congratulations to you and beginning the process!!

I am from NY. I am having my surgery at Lenox hill in Manhattan. I love the staff and program. I don’t have to do a weight in for my insurance. The practice requires it. Which surgery are you considering ?

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Good luck on your weight loss journey.

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36 minutes ago, Repeatingthoughts said:

Ahhh congratulations to you and beginning the process!!

I am from NY. I am having my surgery at Lenox hill in Manhattan. I love the staff and program. I don’t have to do a weight in for my insurance. The practice requires it. Which surgery are you considering ?

The sleeve!

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Hello,

I am so glad to hear April is you month. May date is the 7th of April 4 days after my 56th birthday. Happy Birthday to me...This is my gift to myself. I can not wait. I am in Michigan started the journey in May of 2019. Due to my insurance I had to go 6 months in a row with missing any appointments. on my last appointment I gained some weight so they gave me another month, to make sure I was living the bariatric life style...so I did good in November lost 11 lbs. my next goal was to stop smoking which I did (happy dance) and now I have to be 3 months smoke free, hence my date in April. I am very excited to do this I am dragging along so uncomfortably right now... let's do this!!!!!

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29 minutes ago, glannin said:

Hello,

I am so glad to hear April is you month. May date is the 7th of April 4 days after my 56th birthday. Happy Birthday to me...This is my gift to myself. I can not wait. I am in Michigan started the journey in May of 2019. Due to my insurance I had to go 6 months in a row with missing any appointments. on my last appointment I gained some weight so they gave me another month, to make sure I was living the bariatric life style...so I did good in November lost 11 lbs. my next goal was to stop smoking which I did (happy dance) and now I have to be 3 months smoke free, hence my date in April. I am very excited to do this I am dragging along so uncomfortably right now... let's do this!!!!!

Congrats!!! This is random, but do you (or anyone else who sees this) obsess over the surgery? Wondering if it will be approved, worried that something will change, etc.? If so, how do you manage it?! I literally have a hard time sleeping now bc it's always on my mind! ALWAYS!

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4 minutes ago, danielleleigh90 said:

Congrats!!! This is random, but do you (or anyone else who sees this) obsess over the surgery? Wondering if it will be approved, worried that something will change, etc.? If so, how do you manage it?! I literally have a hard time sleeping now bc it's always on my mind! ALWAYS!

I have been thinking about this since day 1. I have always thought about this I just didn't know that surgery was the way to go (if that makes sense lol) I knew I had to do something. I am tired of feeling like this and I am so ready to make this time count. When I first stopped smoking 1 month ago I was really stressing out about EVERYTHING and it was on my mind big time. I just know that before I know it, it will be April 7th very soon and I am not looking back. I know this is the right thing for me.

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10 minutes ago, glannin said:

I have been thinking about this since day 1. I have always thought about this I just didn't know that surgery was the way to go (if that makes sense lol) I knew I had to do something. I am tired of feeling like this and I am so ready to make this time count. When I first stopped smoking 1 month ago I was really stressing out about EVERYTHING and it was on my mind big time. I just know that before I know it, it will be April 7th very soon and I am not looking back. I know this is the right thing for me.

I 100% agree! My first time looking into it was 2018, but wasn't at my job long enough to get PTO for after surgery. I'm 100% sure I want this! I understand what you mean about not being sure if it was the way to go, when I tell people they are like "Danielle you don't need it". I've just never been able to maintain my health & that's all I want! My sister was sleeved 07/2018 & she looks amazing which is great but she FEELS even better! I can't wait!

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9 minutes ago, danielleleigh90 said:

I 100% agree! My first time looking into it was 2018, but wasn't at my job long enough to get PTO for after surgery. I'm 100% sure I want this! I understand what you mean about not being sure if it was the way to go, when I tell people they are like "Danielle you don't need it". I've just never been able to maintain my health & that's all I want! My sister was sleeved 07/2018 & she looks amazing which is great but she FEELS even better! I can't wait!

That is great you have a family member that has had it done....my bf is like "it's a life threatening surgery" and I'm like ALL the health issues that I have are far more life threatening then the surgery itself...I understand that some people are freaked out by someone doing something like this but hey it my life and I want to have a much much much better 2nd half of it. I am done messing around. I have tried everything under the sun but this so my choice, my body, my mind!!!! So there lol

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3 minutes ago, glannin said:

That is great you have a family member that has had it done....my bf is like "it's a life threatening surgery" and I'm like ALL the health issues that I have are far more life threatening then the surgery itself...I understand that some people are freaked out by someone doing something like this but hey it my life and I want to have a much much much better 2nd half of it. I am done messing around. I have tried everything under the sun but this so my choice, my body, my mind!!!! So there lol

I SWEAR! lol. I'm super excited to feel as good as I look. That's most important to me. I know I'm not "huge" but I know that this isn't healthy for me & neither are fad diets! And I knowww I'm happy I have my sister to go to with any questions. My mom had rny like 20 years ago, so I get to have her opinion as well. Do you have instagram or anything?

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2 minutes ago, danielleleigh90 said:

I SWEAR! lol. I'm super excited to feel as good as I look. That's most important to me. I know I'm not "huge" but I know that this isn't healthy for me & neither are fad diets! And I knowww I'm happy I have my sister to go to with any questions. My mom had rny like 20 years ago, so I get to have her opinion as well. Do you have instagram or anything?

No sorry I just hang out on here and fb. I do have an Instagram but I really don't use it. Your really not that far from me I am in Michigan. We had some snow this morning and everyone forgot how to drive lol. I am counting down yesterday was exactly 3 months, so I m looking at this like I have 7 more pay checks, 12 weeks before I start the liquid diet part I am so excited. My boss had it done and she looks great.

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4 minutes ago, glannin said:

No sorry I just hang out on here and fb. I do have an Instagram but I really don't use it. Your really not that far from me I am in Michigan. We had some snow this morning and everyone forgot how to drive lol. I am counting down yesterday was exactly 3 months, so I m looking at this like I have 7 more pay checks, 12 weeks before I start the liquid diet part I am so excited. My boss had it done and she looks great.

I think I'm most nervous about not getting an approval. I'm being tested for sleep apnea, but really don't think I have it. However, the doc does think it's necessary based off of the fact that nothing really has worked for me longterm. My go-to was always phentermine, but now it doesn't really work for me. And I just deactivated my fb but if I get it back I'll add you! And there is no snow here THANK GAHHHHH...it's cold as all hades though lol

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I have sleep apnea, my bf said I stop breathing when I am sleeping. I joke around and say I am the poster child for this surgery. I have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol depression, anxiety and there is something else lol. One of my turning points was I am getting so sick and tried of taking so many damn pills, oh yeah plus I fell down a flight of stairs like 10 years ago and totally messed up my back. I am so over all of this lol

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2 minutes ago, glannin said:

I have sleep apnea, my bf said I stop breathing when I am sleeping. I joke around and say I am the poster child for this surgery. I have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol depression, anxiety and there is something else lol. One of my turning points was I am getting so sick and tried of taking so many damn pills, oh yeah plus I fell down a flight of stairs like 10 years ago and totally messed up my back. I am so over all of this lol

See I have depression and anxiety, I just wasn't sure if that would be considered? My BP is always around 122/82, which technically is a tad elevated but not enough to be deemed "high".

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