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Yeah, I feel for everyone in this situation right now. My hospital hasn't banned elective surgeries yet, but they very well could. Which will effect my surgery date. I've volunteered to go earlier if they have any cancellations, but I'm not really expecting anything at this point. I will certainly be bummed out to have to wait an extra ?? amount of time, but will use it to get healthier and drop some more pounds to make the surgery safer when it does happen. That's all I can control right now, so that is what I'm trying to focus on. Best wishes to all!

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Just got off the phone with the Bari Office. Surgery still on for Wednesday. I won't pack anything until the hospital calls with the time tomorrow though.

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16 minutes ago, Mello1 said:

Just got off the phone with the Bari Office. Surgery still on for Wednesday. I won't pack anything until the hospital calls with the time tomorrow though.

you may be fine if it's Wednesday - I think it'll be a couple of weeks before the hospitals really get slammed. But then, all that depends on where you live..

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At my preop classes now but just found out that my surgery for 3/24 is probably cancelled. Will know by the end of the day. ☹️😞

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Hey all. My surgery will be delayed by 2 weeks or so due to the coronavirus mandates here in NYC. I am saddened but it will be okay 🙄🙄🙄

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My office just called me back and is seeing if the surgery can be switched back to the original date of 3/17. The assistant told me that the surgeon is working very hard to make that happen. If it's a no go, then reschedule is uncertain, and it that's the case, then I'm taking it as a sign that perhaps this is not for me.

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I'm so sorry for all of us who are going thru this.

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Mine is officially cancelled. Mello1 I am thinking it maybe a sign for me too.

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Well......my surgery date on Friday was cancelled. I have been on this pre op diet for 10 days and not looking forward to doing it again at a later date.

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On 3/14/2020 at 8:23 PM, Solo4ever said:

I wouldn't consider wls an elective surgery. Once you have medical necessity proven for insurance approval and a surgery date you most likely will get the surgery. Wouldn't be surprised if they do testing just before of course.

Elective means you can elect to have it or not. I feel terrible for everyone who didn't get it, but many states are under a state of emergency. I would be more afraid of getting coronavirus at a hospital because many medical professionals are getting it from their patients. Sorry for everyone who has to wait.

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My surgeons scheduler called me back and said they have no news about cancellations at this time, but they will let me know as soon/if they do.

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I've decided to hope for the best, and prepare for the worst. If I need to be rescheduled then it wasn't quite time for my surgery to happen. I won't take it as a sign not to have it at all, because I've put in too much work and gotten so far.

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I wouldn't see having a surgery postponed is a "sign" at all. It's just hospitals doing whatever they can to prepare for the onslaught of virus patients...

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