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3 hours ago, Notwhatyousee said:

I’m delayed too. It’s officially been a year since I started the program....It does feel very overwhelming and hopeless. Like it’s never going to happen. I completed 6 months went through all the hoops and loops and I tried to stay on top of it all and In November I got a phone call for Dec 23. I have a 7 yr old and I’m a single mom there’s no way I could do that to her. So I called to check on it today and I was informed that they may be shut down again and there’s forty ppl ahead of me between all of there doctors. So it probably won’t happen in January. I have insurance through January I will have to do a Redetermination mid January which shouldnt change insurance but there’s always that chance. Also the surgery center told me that if they shut down it could be months again and then all the people already scheduled will be rescheduled first. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Sucks.

I'm so sorry that you're having to go through that. That really does suck. Just hang in there and stick with the healthy eating. Hopefully Jan will be here before we know it. It took 6 phone calls and numerous messages to the surgeon's office for me to get the date finalized. They finally admitted that my file was lost in the process of COVID and a scheduler change in their office!😣 Sometimes it wears me out and gives me serious anxiety all these hoops to jump through to try to get healthier.

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On 12/10/2020 at 6:42 AM, Spitfireash said:

minimamaz00m, Right now they are saying that they will. The surgeon said it should be easy to get it covered as a scenario where the skin surgery is needed as a result of the sleeve surgery. Let's hope they really do cover it when it comes down to it. Worst case scenario, I have a relative overseas who is a general surgeon so if they wont cover it I'll have to take a trip overseas and get it done there which will be way cheaper and I know I'll still be in good hands!

If I am ever in that boat I'll have to ask you who this is! 🙂

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Well yesterday I got a call from the scheduler, that they are starting up scheduling surgeries again because the hospital did not get as slammed as they thought it would. There is a tiny chance that I will be able to fit in at the end of December. I'm 4th on their list with a possible date of Dec 28 or 29. It just depends on how fast the schedule fills up with people that are higher on the list. Glad I didn't start up my pain medication again, and restarted my liver shrinking diet. Crossing fingers!

(P.S. this liver shrinking diet isn't for sissies ... 20 carbs per day? bleh. Now I remember why I hated Atkins...)

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Just got the call, I'm Jan 11! Happy Dance!

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7 hours ago, minimamaz00m said:

Just got the call, I'm Jan 11! Happy Dance!

Congratulations!! I’m excited for you!

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