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Good Afternoon,

I am new here. Today I submitted paperwork to a bariatric surgeon to discuss getting a gastric sleeve. My doctor and I met today to officially get his blessing as my current weight loss has stalled out. I just can't get over the hump. I've lost almost 40 lbs over the past year with diet and exercise but I just can't get any further. I have diabetes, knee pain, and I am not as young as I used to be. Looking forward to meeting other folks in various stages of the same journey. I'd love any tips, tricks, good vibes, etc. as I navigate this whole process.

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Welcome to the group. Lots of great info on this site. I had gastric sleeve 3 weeks ago. Its been a interesting journey. hopefully your next step is getting started with your pre op testing. Is insurance covering it or are you self pay?

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Hello and welcome to the group. There are so many helpful people here to help you through the process. I am over a year out now and couldn’t be happier with me decision to have WLS.

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1 minute ago, liveaboard15 said:

Welcome to the group. Lots of great info on this site. I had gastric sleeve 3 weeks ago. Its been a interesting journey. hopefully your next step is getting started with your pre op testing. Is insurance covering it or are you self pay?

I talked to insurance today and it appears they will cover it. I am on medicaid currently so I believe so long as I fit into their parameters it will work out that they pay.

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34 minutes ago, nerdymama2514 said:

I talked to insurance today and it appears they will cover it. I am on medicaid currently so I believe so long as I fit into their parameters it will work out that they pay.

Perfect. My insurance would not cover it. that sucked lol. Good luck with all the requirements from your insurance and your pre op testing. Once you get that all done you will get a surgery date pretty quickly

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Hi there! I’m pretty new here too. My surgery is scheduled for May 31st. I have been reading all the posts here from the members and find them extremely helpful in understanding the road ahead.

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