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Good luck! I also had to quit smoking for approval. I quit on 1/1/20 and still have cravings when I get stressed. I'm concerned that after the surgery i may struggle bc i can't smoke, stress eat or drink alchohol. So I've made appts to see two therapist and hopefully one of them will be a fit. I need new coping strategies since I can't take the old ones into my new life with me.

I hope you get approved quickly. Keep us updated! When are they requesting the preapproval?

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1 hour ago, junesbaby2016@gmail.com said:

I had my last nutritionist appointment today..I've met all requirements and quit smoking..prayers I get approved?! Ready to join the losers bench!!

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My paperwork gets submitted after my last appointment March 3rd. Good luck!

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Congratulations on quiting smoking and making it this far! Waiting is the hardest part! I've completed everything and have been approved. I'm just waiting for the scheduler to call...

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I was approved by insurance about 2 weeks ago and my surgeon is booked out so far that I don't get to meet with him until the end of February. It's a pest since I just want to know when my date is going to be, so I can look forward to and plan for it, but I'm trying to use it to up my endurance exercising and dropping a few more pounds.

GREAT JOB in quitting smoking! That was a hard one for me 20+ years ago. My hardest thing so far was having to give up diet soda and caffeine. Even that hasn't been so bad, but I know those 'hit you sideways' cravings do sneak up on you when you're least expecting them.

Best wishes for you!

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Must be really hard to have to wait after jumping through all the hoops to get where you are.My surgeon scheduled me just about immediately after submitting insurance 3 weeks out. And my surgery date is next Wednesday 19th, The 2 week liquid diet has not been too bad.The Protein Shakes and smoothies and a little bit that I can eat seem to keep me satisfied.I'm just happy that I'm almost there with the surgery. But I know that's when the hard work begins as well. Best of luck to you. Hope you get scheduled soon

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