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About Hulaw2007

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  • Location
    Frederick, MD


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Brebbia
  • Hospital
    Medstar Montgomery hospital in olney, md
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  1. What is this for. My doctor didn't have me do this... Just curious.
  2. I apologize I just posted this again. I must be excited. Lol
  3. On April 21 I will have my gastric bypass. On April 7 I start my pre op diet. Just wanted to share with everyone! :-) I hate this pre op diet a little bit. But it seems doable. There was a little bit of an organizational hurdle for me because my surgery had to include these two surgeons and I almost had to have my date moved. But it all worked out in the end. The surgery is at 3:15pm on the 21st.
  4. I honestly don't know if I am as ready as I can be. Psychologically I love food. And cokes. I have a therapist who is helping me with those problems. I am doing the best I can. My family is very supportive, and I've already purchased my vitamins and some varied samples of protein powders to make shakes with.
  5. I have the federal BCBS in Maryland. I had to do a 90 day pre opp diet which only amounted to one visit with the nutritionist one on one and three class like nutritionist visits that included a lot of people. I also needed a letter from my PCP detailing my weights over the last three years, a psych eval. I also needed an EGD but I had already had one recently, so all I had to do was have the gastroenterologist a the results to my surgeons office. Then they submitted it all to insurance and in a little less than two weeks I was approved. My first visit with the surgeon was on December 8, 2016, and my surgery is scheduled for April 21, 2017,'so that's how long my total process took. My doc didn't require any certain weight loss ahead of time to get approved. But he does require a two week liquid diet before surgery. That diet can include unflavored oatmeal, and unsweetened applesauce as well as yogurt, in addition to the protein shakes and liquids. Best of luck to you!
  6. On April 21 I will have my gastric bypass. On April 7 I start my pre op diet. Just wanted to share with everyone! :-)
  7. Thanks. Actually I got approved on Wednesday! Surgery will be on April 21! So it took less than two wks to get approval.
  8. Isn't that the truth. Just had to come in on that point. Every doctor send to first see an obese person and only later consider that other factors may be impacting the person's quality of life.
  9. If any of you all had this type of insurance, how long did it take for approval once the paperwork was submitted?
  10. The first symptom my little brother had of his pancreatic cancer was itchy skin and jaundice. Make sure you look into the medical causes of your itchiness first before trying all the lotions, etc. Not trying to scare you but this is a true story.
  11. Awesome! Very inspiring! :-)
  12. Awesome story. Very inspiring! :-)
  13. Sounds great. I wish you all the best. My surgery won't be until the spring so this story is very encouraging to me.
  14. I will check them out. Thanks!
  15. I was checking out reviews of various chewable vitamins on Amazon, so wasn't trying on purpose to latch onto the expensive ones. Lol. I'm partially worried about the taste because I know I will be less likely to take them as I should if they are disgusting. Know what I mean?