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I just booked with Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas. I fly in on 4/30, have my pre op appointments and surgery on 5/4. It’s the Fast Track self pay. I am getting the Safe Sleeve procedure. So ready for this journey to start! Current weight 302. 😀 anyone else out there with a May surgery date? My Insta is TrashPandaGirlie

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On 4/1/2021 at 1:50 PM, Stephanie.rose459@gmail.com said:

Hi! I’m self pay - going to Mexico for a VSG on 5/6. Getting closer!

I'm self pay too and going to Mexico also for a VSG. My date is 5/10! This is my first post on this forum but have been reading for a few weeks since I scheduled. It's been such a lifeline! This time next year, our lives are going to be so much better - emotionally and physically!

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I'm scheduled for 5/12. I'm self pay as well but through my local hospital group. I just scheduled everything yesterday and it's really starting to set it in that it's only 5 weeks away, 3 weeks until I need to start my pre-op diet.

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6 hours ago, SoulGardener said:

I am scheduled for VSG on 5/5. 270 5’5.
I am pretty scared...

I’m starting to get nervous as well, it feels so much more real now that’s scheduled. I’m 5’5” and 270 also and I’ll be a week behind you in surgery. Here’s to all of us doing well!

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I’m not in the nervous phase yet. I had. C-section in 2009 but was awake for that. I am mostly freaked out by anesthesia. I don’t want a bad reaction. I am also dreading the inevitable loose skin. I have plans for a Tummy Tuck and possible a breast lift. Waiting for those things will be tough!

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I had a C-section in 2019 so I’m not terribly worried about the incisions either. It’s mostly the anesthesia, honestly I’d rather have surgery awake if that was an option. And I’m worried about recovering with a toddler at home and generally just feeling well and doing well afterwards. I really don’t want to fail. I don’t care much about the idea of loose skin now but maybe that’ll change when it’s a reality.

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I’m not entirely certain I will care all that much about the loose skin. It depends on if it causes discomfort. Mostly I am just happy to have the opportunity to have a fresh start. I have been reading in Facebook groups all kinds of people wanting to know when they can eat junk food again. I just can’t imagine, I honestly hate food and what it has done to me. Zero interest in going back!

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My surgery is 5/5. I'm excited but I am concerned about the possibility of loose skin. Im afraid that after all the pain and hard work that I will still be disgusted by my body. I'm going to take one step at a time and it's nice to know that there are people going through the same things I am.

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On 3/31/2021 at 9:09 PM, NitroTrashPanda said:

I just booked with Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas. I fly in on 4/30, have my pre op appointments and surgery on 5/4. It’s the Fast Track self pay. I am getting the Safe Sleeve procedure. So ready for this journey to start! Current weight 302. 😀 anyone else out there with a May surgery date? My Insta is TrashPandaGirlie

I changed my Insta to fortiestofitties if anyone wants to follow. Post yours too so I can follow you

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Hi,

I'm new here and I am scheduled for 05/10. I live in Northern Nevada and will have the procedure here. I am excited but I do agree it is more real now that it is scheduled.

I was actually scheduled for 05/24/2017, but the day before, while I was at the hospital doing pre-op, the insurance calledy dr and denied the surgery. To say I was devastated is an understatement. I decided then to self pay and have been saving for four years. Now, I am ready.

I have been prepping by walking 30-35 minutes for day, working on eating better, talking with my therapist on TalkSpace, and reading, reading, reading.

I am 5'4" and weigh 230. I am having the occasional anxious thought but tell myself that this is what I want, will have less pain (back, hips, knees, and ankles), feel better and be healthier. I am also working with my therapist to manage these anxious moments.

Jennifer

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Sounds like you got this! I have heard so many stories about insurance pulling the approval just before surgery. My insurance states that it covers VSG but our employer specifically excludes it which never makes sense to me because they cover dieticians, obesity medications and diabetic supplies. It’s so backwards!

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