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  1. My out of pocket came out to $1500.00. But then there were the smaller bills for different things that Insurance didn't cover all of the cost. So in total I would say about $2,000 out of pocket cost. My surgery was on February 22nd. I was able to arrange payment agreements on the out of pocket cost which i'm sure you will be able to do if you can't pay it all up front.
  2. I feel your pain. I have only lost 21 lbs and I made two months on the 22nd. I have been at the same weight ( between 193-197 ) for the past few weeks. I will not budge past 193 no matter what I eat or what exercise I am doing. I am getting in all my protein, exercising and drinking plenty of water. It's like my body is holding on to this weight. I know I am losing as I fit into my work clothes that I grew out of. But I would like to see the scale leave the 190's. I have an appt with my nutritionist on Thursday for some pointers. Good luck !
  3. I had surgery on Feb 22nd. I started at 217 and went down to 197 within three weeks. But now I can't get past 193. I go up more days then I go down or stay the same weight. Shouldnt I have lost more by now or am I being impatient? I'm getting in my protein whether it's with eggs or ricotta cheese for breakfast. Lunch: Ham and cheese ( one slice of each) with a lettuce leaf rollup w/ mystard or tuna avocado mix. Dinner: a meat with a lettuce leaf or by itself. Lots of water and my vitamins. And I walk treadmill about 45 to an hour three times a week. I have an appt with my nutritionist in Thursday but wanted to hear everyone's feedback.
  4. I'm so glad I did not have that long wait... I would have gone crazy. Congrats to you.
  5. Just to be safe I think that referral should be redone. You don't want it to affect your claim at the end.
  6. Thank you !!!
  7. Thank you Cinwa .. thank you
  8. I was approved.. Same day the doctor submitted my paperwork !! OMG I am soo relieved. 2/15/17 is my scheduled surgery date. woohooo this is the best Christmas present ever !!!!
  9. I didn't really care to combine the protein and coffee. I like my coffee light and the coffee was to dark with the protein mix.
  10. Very very true Aussie ... very very true.
  11. I was actually thinking I may do it tomorrow. I just hate being a pest
  12. They don't they said it was my Insurance plan who wanted it... they went by experience with other clients who have UHC. They know all policies are different.. Makes me mad because with each visit I have there is a $35.00 copay.. that's really why I called to confirm. Why should I pay if no one is requiring a NUT visit !! I have had two already. When I first inquired if my insurance covered WLS they had told me there were no NUT visits so when the NUT told me I had to do six I was a little So I confirmed with UHC AGAIN and they don't require it... so I want the coordinator to push my paperwork through. I just hate when they don't answer emails. Just send a quick email acknowledging my email with a quick " we are working on it and will get back to you" .....
  13. So I have done all my pre-op testing and confirmed with insurance that I don't need the 6 month nutrition appts as the nutritionist stated ( I have done two so far). I sent an email to her and the surgeon coordinator to let them know there is no 6 month nutrition appt and pre-ops are all done. What's next ? Does the surgeon review my file then submit to UHC ? Neither one answered my email so I am hoping it's because they are going over my paperwork and will email me to let me know.. paperwork was sent to insurance. I hate waiting... grrrrrr
  14. Thank you everyone... I will keep you posted. I'm sure you can all understand how excited I feel.
  15. I completed my last pre-op testing today. Now just waiting on all clearances to get faxed to the surgeons office and wait for approval. I'm sooooo excited !!!