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I'm so interested in how other people's "first visits" are going. I've just completed mine as well and have just a couple of appointments remaining next week before *hopefully* being approved. I know it sounds crazy, but there wasn't nearly as much to go through up front as I thought there would be. After researching, it sounds like my BMI is the reason for that. I'm loving the mental prep for this.

Is there anything special you're doing to prepare?

GOOD LUCK to you!!

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10 minutes ago, A1220M said:

I'm so interested in how other people's "first visits" are going. I've just completed mine as well and have just a couple of appointments remaining next week before *hopefully* being approved. I know it sounds crazy, but there wasn't nearly as much to go through up front as I thought there would be. After researching, it sounds like my BMI is the reason for that. I'm loving the mental prep for this.

Is there anything special you're doing to prepare?

GOOD LUCK to you!!

For me I started my journey at the end of February and today is my FINAL required pre surgery doctor's (pulmonology) appointment. I'm hoping they will not require any additional testing and so that I can contact my surgeons office today have them submit my info to the insurance company. We'll see!

Best of luck to everyone!!!

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1 minute ago, SummerTimeGirl said:

For me I started my journey at the end of February and today is my FINAL required pre surgery doctor's (pulmonology) appointment. I'm hoping they will not require any additional testing and so that I can contact my surgeons office today have them submit my info to the insurance company. We'll see!

Best of luck to everyone!!!

Oh yes! That's my last one next week! I'm eager to hear about that one as I have NO IDEA what that will be like.

Hopefully you'll get a quick approval!

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Just now, A1220M said:

Oh yes! That's my last one next week! I'm eager to hear about that one as I have NO IDEA what that will be like.

Hopefully you'll get a quick approval!

My guess is that they MAY require a sleep apnea test or perhaps some sort of lung function test. But I'm hoping to not have to do either based on my recent chest x-ray looking good and also since I have no known issues with sleep, grogginess after sleeping, etc. None of the symptoms or issues that others I know who have sleep apnea experience.

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3 minutes ago, SummerTimeGirl said:

My guess is that they MAY require a sleep apnea test or perhaps some sort of lung function test. But I'm hoping to not have to do either based on my recent chest x-ray looking good and also since I have no known issues with sleep, grogginess after sleeping, etc. None of the symptoms or issues that others I know who have sleep apnea experience.

That totally makes sense. I don't either, so I hope I don't have to do the apnea test. We'll see.

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On 04/05/2021 at 10:32, A1220M said:



I'm so interested in how other people's "first visits" are going. I've just completed mine as well and have just a couple of appointments remaining next week before *hopefully* being approved. I know it sounds crazy, but there wasn't nearly as much to go through up front as I thought there would be. After researching, it sounds like my BMI is the reason for that. I'm loving the mental prep for this.




Is there anything special you're doing to prepare?




GOOD LUCK to you!!


I’m also surprised at how quickly things are moving along. I have an endoscopy next week and then a sleep study on the 20th. That’s the last item on my checklist. During my first visit with my surgeon today, he said we will have no problem scheduling me for May! I’m super excited.

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On 04/05/2021 at 19:36, A1220M said:



Excited for you! It's nuts looking forward to something like this, isn't it?


Yes! The reality hit me today and Iow-key freaked out lol I’m excited though!

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Due to COVID, my first virtual visit was with the dietician, Psych and the NP in December. I had monthly check ins with the dietician and in March I was cleared to see the surgeon. That was my first in person visit. The same day I had to due blood work, a GI study and an ultrasound. I met with the surgeon, and then had to wait for a surgery date. My date is April 22nd, unless COVID halts surgeries again. During Pre Op I had to also do 4 life skills classes online, and I had to have an EKG during a pre Op appointment. Now just waiting on my Post Op teaching class, which is this week, and I am currently on my 2 week liquid only diet. A lot has happened since December.

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