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Hi!

I am excited to join the group! I am going to be banded October 22nd. It could have been earlier, but I had a mini-vacation planned with my husband the first week of October as he has a business trip in Florida. Now I'm kicking myself because I want the date to be TODAY! lol

For those from Kentucky, I am close to Kentucky and will be banded in Louisville at St. Mary's Hospital with Dr. Lusco. Also, hope you were damage free from the hurricane winds. We had roof damage but were VERY blessed. Our neighbors didn't fair as well.

Now...I just need to figure out how to do all the countdown and sparkly things!

~~anne

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October 29th for me. It is cool they have these month forums for us that are getting banded around the same time.

It is way cool! Oct 29th is my day too!!!

Hey I want one of the cool "smashing pumpkins" banners too. Where did y'all make them?? Can I "borrow" one of yours?:biggrin:

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You both did it, good job!!! The black "Smashing Pumpkins" flag was a tad morose for me so I thought a little sparkle could do a girl good! :-D Plus there are a bajillion fonts to personalize with!

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I agree. It was fun playing with the fonts. I was going to do orange background and black letters, but it was harder to read... plus too much orange. I only like orange with marroon... (Va Tech colors)

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It's been a long road for me though. I've done doctors' diets, their diet pills, several diet pills, hypnotherapy, Weight Watchers, etc... and haven't had substantial luck with any of them over the last 5 years. It's been documented for quite a while that I needed to lose weight to help lower my cholesterol and to help my back, but I think it really took me gaining what I did before hand to really get them to go, hmmm, okay -- we'll approve her. I had doctors tell me if I wasn't dieting, I would easily be 100 pounds heavier than I already am! *GULP!*

I was with my doctor/surgeon for 6 months, even more actually, weighing in on his scale once a week so they could track my weight too. It's not been something I walked right into getting an approval. So I'm not saying it's easy to get the approval fast, but I think if you've got groundwork done before you submit, your insurance won't be a pill to deal with.

I sent in copies of my weight watchers weigh in cards, doctors records of my cholesterol problem (for more than 5 years), chiropractic records, etc. along with the surgeons records so they could see I just didn't get fat all of a sudden. I was ready to send food logs and personal trainer logs too... I've paid a lot out of my pocket to try to get my weight off, and it's about time they give me a break and help me out a bit!

I think it also helps that my dad had GB with the same insurance 5 years ago and my sister is about to submit paperwork for herself too. Hopefully they see it as I see it - preventative medicine is cheaper than waiting too long and having serious medical problems.

I just know that my kids need me around and I can't go on being a big girl the rest of my life. My new birthday - even though my real one was last Friday, is going to be October 21. It's the day I marry my new life with my stomach ring and be reborn as a person who can really live life!:smile2:

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SnowWhite - my surgeon's office was very organized; I had no trouble with my insurance company.

Bridgette - are you a graduate of Va Tech? I am so sorry about what happened there. One of my gf's from UT (Tennessee) was cousins with the professor that was killed. It was very surreal; even having never been there.

And to now pick up the mood and kid a bit - orange only goes with WHITE!!! ;-)

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Hi!

I am excited to join the group! I am going to be banded October 22nd. It could have been earlier, but I had a mini-vacation planned with my husband the first week of October as he has a business trip in Florida. Now I'm kicking myself because I want the date to be TODAY! lol

For those from Kentucky, I am close to Kentucky and will be banded in Louisville at St. Mary's Hospital with Dr. Lusco. Also, hope you were damage free from the hurricane winds. We had roof damage but were VERY blessed. Our neighbors didn't fair as well.

Now...I just need to figure out how to do all the countdown and sparkly things!

~~anne

I am having my surgery at St Mary's also with that same group. Dr Shuster is doing my procedure. We were lucky with the storm and did not loss electric or any trees, but about everyone we know did loss electric and had damage.

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Bridgette - are you a graduate of Va Tech? I am so sorry about what happened there. One of my gf's from UT (Tennessee) was cousins with the professor that was killed. It was very surreal; even having never been there.

And to now pick up the mood and kid a bit - orange only goes with WHITE!!! ;-)

Yes, I did graduate from VT. It was very tragic! And regarding your orange/white combination, I knew you'd say that, LOL. That's ok.... just don't tell DH I said so! He was at the bowl game where you guys destroyed us and he now hates "Rocky Top"... LOL I sing it to him when he's irritating me. :thumbup:

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Hey everyone. I am so excited to join the group! How do I get the smashing pumpkin flag? Also, how do I get my picture to appear beneath my name? (Not in the signature but out to the side)

Thanks! :thumbup:

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And regarding your orange/white combination, I knew you'd say that, LOL. That's ok.... just don't tell DH I said so! He was at the bowl game where you guys destroyed us and he now hates "Rocky Top"... LOL I sing it to him when he's irritating me. :)

OMG that is HYSTERICAL!!!!!!! The phenomenon of "Rocky Top" is so amusing to me. Volunteers all love it and everyone else hates it! I can't tell you 2 other college's songs but everyone knows "Rocky Top"! ::humming:: Rocky Top, you'll always beeeee.....home sweet home to meeeeeeee. Just be glad you can't hear me sing! :thumbup:

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So, you are from Geogia and not a UGA fan? Isn't that like treason or something? I live close to UK, U of L, and IU so I root for whoever is playing locally. The only thing I know about the Vols is that Dave Ramsey is a big fan!

Happy Friday everyone! I went to see a movie tonight that was a definite time/money waster--"Burn After Reading". A couple of mildly amusing moments but that was it. I was depressed at the end. I did enjoy some movie popcorn as I understand it can be difficult to eat popcorn post-band. It is something I can do without.

~~anne

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I didn't know that Dave Ramsey was a Vols fan - very cool!!!

Thanks for the movie review. A gf at work said that "The Women" was disappointing so there's another movie not to spend money on.

Lastly, I am not from Georgia, Miss Anne, I merely reside there! :thumbup: My blood will always run orange! Now to be serious - the second largest population of Vols are in the Atlanta area (closest "big" city, I presume).

I lived in Evansville longggggg ago. Does that give me any Hoosier "cred"? ha

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One of my sons lives in Georgia...Ft. Stewart. Surprisingly, he's not into football...he played it but doesn't watch it. I'm probably the #1 sports fan in my family out of the four kids and dh and me.

Evansville is AWFULLY close to Kentucky! My bff lives on the Kentucky side further out in the country. She is a Tennessee Titans fan--BIG time.

When is your team playing this weekend? U of L played Wednesday (Kansas State) and surprisingly won. I think UK is off this weekend. IU is playing Ball State this weekend where my oldest son's girlfriend attends school...so I'm guessing she's not rooting for IU!

Right now, golf is the big topic of conversation in sports locally. The Ryder Cup is in Louisville, KY. The US team is beating the Europeans after day 1! (The US has lost like the last 17 years or something) Go USA!

~~anne

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