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I’m going in this Friday, the 15th for gastric bypass. I’m super nervous and struggling with this liver shrink diet. Initially scheduled for April 27th, the quarantine made me crave everything ever eaten by man, so it made it harder after I started the liver shrink then got rescheduled. Congratulations to all those with dates, and those without, I’m sure they’ll be getting you in before too long. Our hospitals sent out emails acknowledging that whether it’s elective or not, these surgeries are needed and our health is at risk the longer that they’re put off, so hopefully everyone looks at it that way and gets everyone in. Best of luck!
Surgery Twin! Good luck![emoji3059]

It's MY time!

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I’m in NC and got the call today, I’m scheduled for RNY bypass on May 25th. Started the liver shrinking diet after the call. I’m just want to get this journey started and get healthy!

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3 minutes ago, Suzq328 said:

I’m in NC and got the call today, I’m scheduled for RNY bypass on May 25th. Started the liver shrinking diet after the call. I’m just want to get this journey started and get healthy!

liver shrinking - aka liquid?

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On 05/13/2020 at 13:04, Amanda0911 said:



@Andrews2018 yesterday they said that due to next week being the peak of the virus in California the Hospital is not allowing surgeries (unless it is an emergency) to make sure they have enough PPE. When I received the call today to reschedule for July they stated that my Doctor has not performed any surgeries in two months. I am just a bit frustrated they didn't relay any of this information sooner and literally called an hour before my preop. Well at least now I have two more months to better prepare myself.


I am very sorry for you. That same thing happened to me in the middle of last month. The night before pre op testing the finally called n said it was canceled. My new date is July 7. Let’s see if I make it to my pre ops on June 9. I started another count down 54 day as of tomorrow 😒

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On 05/08/2020 at 20:19, jlow347 said:



My surgery date was March17, but was delayed the day before. Anyway, I called Tuesday to see if they had any idea of when they’ll start again. He said probably June. I’m in Michigan.


Hi jlow, I was wondering what happened to my surgery twin! My surgery was rescheduled twice. I am in Michigan as well. Which hospital are you visiting?

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Yes yes yes! The state of New Jersey is officially open for Elective Surgery as of May 26, 2020. Yes I am so excited. Finally hopefully they will call to schedule my surgery for an earlier date but if not it should happen on July 7. Yes! Very happy today. 🙂 Oh happy a Day!

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11 minutes ago, IWantTheDream said:

Yes yes yes! The state of New Jersey is officially open for Elective Surgery as of May 26, 2020. Yes I am so excited. Finally hopefully they will call to schedule my surgery for an earlier date but if not it should happen on July 7. Yes! Very happy today. 🙂 Oh happy a Day!

Good for you!!! :) yay!

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Thank you all. If everything goes as planed now I will be ecstatic even though it should have taken me four months not eight. I really can’t wait. I just hope that I have no more regurgitating and become the person I am ment to be on the outside. Also not being in pain when I walk would be a big bonus lol

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Hello everyone! I am having surgery on (June 3rd) and if anyone wants to be support buddies, I am on Instagram: future_mrs_andrews_vsg and just message me letting me know that you're from this site! I've appreciated all of the support from pre and post op people, so I'm here to help and share stories and experiences!

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On 05/15/2020 at 15:39, Andrews2018 said:



Hello everyone! I am having surgery on (June 3rd) and if anyone wants to be support buddies, I am on Instagram: future_mrs_andrews_vsg and just message me letting me know that you're from this site! I've appreciated all of the support from pre and post op people, so I'm here to help and share stories and experiences!


Congratulations 🎉 I’m here if you need support any time. 🙂

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On 05/15/2020 at 15:39, Andrews2018 said:



Hello everyone! I am having surgery on (June 3rd) and if anyone wants to be support buddies, I am on Instagram: future_mrs_andrews_vsg and just message me letting me know that you're from this site! I've appreciated all of the support from pre and post op people, so I'm here to help and share stories and experiences!


Yayyy! This is so excited for you! I’m here to support u

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So frustrated.

Right before everything went to Corona Hell, I was supposed to get a psych eval. I had been asking about it for months prior to thiat, and the place where I regularly see a doctor kept putting it off and putting it off, citing the fact that I "didn't want to get it too soon". Initially, I was scheduled for April 8th, and my psych eval was scheduled for March 25th. A week before that appt. I get the call from my surgeon's office that everything is on hold until June 10th. Okay, acceptable, considering. Frustrating af, but I completely understood.

I got a call a few weeks ago from the surgeon's office asking if I was still interested. I said yes, and they reminded me that they still need my psych eval if I wanted to do it by June, otherwise they'd have to push me back to August. I had a telemed appt with my psych coming up, so I said I'd ask then.

Of course, since elective surgery hadn't had a restart date as of then for my state (New Jersey), she balked and basically said "Ain't nobody got time for that."

Last week the governor announced that elective surgeries in NJ are scheduled to begin on the 26th of this month. So, naturally, I call to ask about the psych eval, and am again denied--and by the temporary receptionist, no less, who didn't seem to be listening when I told her I wasn't a new patient ("They're not accepting new patients right now"). She checked and said my psych isn't doing any evals by telemed or otherwise.

I'm done, yawl.

I think what's exacerbating my frustration is the fact that I also recently had a conversation with my PCP and learned that I am pre-diabetic. Lovely. So I'm feeling a bit put out and dismissed by my psych people. I was hoping to avoid something like this; this was the point of going through this process to begin with. I feel alone. I get the sense that they're taking this attitude of it's not important due to it being elective, never mind that it's extremely life-altering and could possibly help me save my health. I think there's this stigma attached to it as if bariatric surgeries are considered frivolous; for instance, the reaction to people who opt for cosmetic surgeries. It's not the same thing.

So here I am searching online for someone who might be able to help, perhaps another mental health provider in my area who does these by telemed.

Sorry for bxtching. I...I just dunno what to do at this point.

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On 05/18/2020 at 11:22, GataAnime said:



So frustrated.




Right before everything went to Corona Hell, I was supposed to get a psych eval. I had been asking about it for months prior to thiat, and the place where I regularly see a doctor kept putting it off and putting it off, citing the fact that I "didn't want to get it too soon". Initially, I was scheduled for April 8th, and my psych eval was scheduled for March 25th. A week before that appt. I get the call from my surgeon's office that everything is on hold until June 10th. Okay, acceptable, considering. Frustrating af, but I completely understood.




I got a call a few weeks ago from the surgeon's office asking if I was still interested. I said yes, and they reminded me that they still need my psych eval if I wanted to do it by June, otherwise they'd have to push me back to August. I had a telemed appt with my psych coming up, so I said I'd ask then.




Of course, since elective surgery hadn't had a restart date as of then for my state (New Jersey), she balked and basically said "Ain't nobody got time for that."




Last week the governor announced that elective surgeries in NJ are scheduled to begin on the 26th of this month. So, naturally, I call to ask about the psych eval, and am again denied--and by the temporary receptionist, no less, who didn't seem to be listening when I told her I wasn't a new patient ("They're not accepting new patients right now"). She checked and said my psych isn't doing any evals by telemed or otherwise.




I'm done, yawl.




I think what's exacerbating my frustration is the fact that I also recently had a conversation with my PCP and learned that I am pre-diabetic. Lovely. So I'm feeling a bit put out and dismissed by my psych people. I was hoping to avoid something like this; this was the point of going through this process to begin with. I feel alone. I get the sense that they're taking this attitude of it's not important due to it being elective, never mind that it's extremely life-altering and could possibly help me save my health. I think there's this stigma attached to it as if bariatric surgeries are considered frivolous; for instance, the reaction to people who opt for cosmetic surgeries. It's not the same thing.




So here I am searching online for someone who might be able to help, perhaps another mental health provider in my area who does these by telemed.




Sorry for bxtching. I...I just dunno what to do at this point.


So sorry! I don’t know if they are doing visits of any kind but my drs use these to there about an hr away from u but train station is literally two blocks from red bank office of one.
Kristine C. Keane, Psy D. 58 Maple Ave, Red Bank , NJ 07701 732-920-3434.
Or
David M Goldberg, Ph D 34 Sycamore Ave, Little Silver, NJ 07739 732-730-5381
Hope it helps.

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