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I'm APPROVED. I've been checking the Tricare South website every few hours during the day since Wed when my "Cancelled" turned into a "Pending". I checked this morning and nothing. I told myself not to check again until after business hours. I just did and theres my A - APPROVED. I can't belive it. I cried.

I haven't told anyone yet except you guys just now!

Now, to broach the subject with my husband. Now lets just see if I can get the A from him. I'll do it tomorrow!

Thank You Tricare!

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congrats, I know just how you feel, I just got approved yesterday. This was the first place I announed it. I was denied twice and they approved. Hope you have the support of your husband, it will be important. I am hoping for surgery on 9/2. Congrats again.

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Congrats on your approval. I am with Tricare also. I have my approval to see the surgeon and hope to get the approval for the surgery then. Are you schedluled yet for the surgery. Maggie:wink2:

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Yay, good for you!! I also have Tricare South, I was banded almost two months ago and like you, I kept checking the site to see the "A" and it was so exciting! I was so happy and relieved, and I know you are too. Good luck!

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Since I didn't get my Approval (did I just say that - APPROVAL? :wink2:) until late Friday the office was closed. I'll call early Monday morning and see if I can get a date!

One more question. On my referral for the surgery it just says 1. So do they cover the fills separately? Do I have to worry they won't cover the fills if they covered the band?

Still havent spoken to my DH. I'll talk to him while the kids are napping. I'll let you guys know what he says!

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I don't know about your fills, but I got 90 days worth of fills included with surgery. Then the surgeon has to send in a referral for one year's worth of fills to Tricare, Tricare will approve it, and then I after the year is over I have to go to my PCM and get a referral for any additional fills. I was just told this at my last appointment.

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Well, I finally broached the subject with my DH tonight in the car. I told him I was approved. He said "ok". Then he said, "well, you know after you did all this to get approved that I wouldn't really be able to say don't do it. But go ahead." I don't think he's thrilled but I told him if he told me with all sincerity that he didn't want me to do it I wouldn't. He said "Go ahead".

So, I don't think he's in love with the idea but I'm going forward. This is for me. Not for him. Not for my children. Me. I never do anything for me. Not that me being healty isn't good for us all, just that its my decision and its ultimately my choice. This is something I've wanted for years. I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I feel RELIEVED that finally I'll have to tool to help me with this battle permanently. Its like finding out they finally have a cure for a illness you've had your whole life.

I'm calling first thing Monday morning to get my surgery date.

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Well, I finally broached the subject with my DH tonight in the car. I told him I was approved. He said "ok". Then he said, "well, you know after you did all this to get approved that I wouldn't really be able to say don't do it. But go ahead." I don't think he's thrilled but I told him if he told me with all sincerity that he didn't want me to do it I wouldn't. He said "Go ahead".

So, I don't think he's in love with the idea but I'm going forward. This is for me. Not for him. Not for my children. Me. I never do anything for me. Not that me being healty isn't good for us all, just that its my decision and its ultimately my choice. This is something I've wanted for years. I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I feel RELIEVED that finally I'll have to tool to help me with this battle permanently. Its like finding out they finally have a cure for a illness you've had your whole life.

I'm calling first thing Monday morning to get my surgery date.

Yay! I'm so happy for you!

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