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Hello I am new here my name is Amanda I am 40 years old I’m going through the process of having gastric sleeve surgery my last thing to do is a sleep study and I have one more appointment with the dietitian so all the papers will be sent to Medicaid I don’t know how the process works and how long it takes I am stressing myself to the max because I am so worried that something is going to go wrong where I cannot have my surgery I really need the surgery because I am diabetic I have sleep apnea and I cannot walk for long periods of time therefore I can’t have fun with my family like I used to because my legs were swollen up anyone has any information please let me know

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Hello and nice to meet you here. We all had the same worries pre surgery. I thought maybe I was too heavy and old to be considered and others because their BMI was in the lower ranges. Its very normal

You have illnesses that will go in your favour when they consider you as a candidate so don't worry about that. You will also throw them off pretty quick after your surgery, win win

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I got my bypass done through Wisconsin Medicaid, and it took about 2 months for final approvement. I had the same fears as you. If all your Drs are onboard, and you've jumped through all the hoops, just keep a positive attitude! You won't be refused unless a Dr found the necessity questionable, and you would know that already. Keep your chin up, attitude positive, and with all of us rooting for you, you got this girl!!!

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