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AubreyInWonderland

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About AubreyInWonderland

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    Advanced Member

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    35

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  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    288
  • Current Weight
    181
  • Goal Weight
    160
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    29.2
  • Surgery Date
    03/22/2016
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. The surgery itself went well and I am feeling good now! 5 days after surgery they discovered I had fluid gathering in my left chest area and it caused my lung to become collapsed. It was a little (but serious) blip in the road and I am totally mended now.
  2. Hey, how are things going for you? Everything go ok with the surgery? How goes the post-op diet? I am now 11 days post op and hating the liquid diet I'm on. Wondering what your post op diet schedule is? Hope you are well!
  3. Thanks Cinwa!! I'm now 11 days post op and feeling good. This liquid diet is a killer though! So ready to chew!!
  4. After completing my 6 month process, my RNY is tomorrow morning! Good luck to all the other March surgery buddies out there!
  5. Two weeks and counting! It won't be long now!

  6. Oh wow, small world If you don't already have this info, Dr. Archer only does Tuesday surgeries. I am scheduled for March 22nd. Two weeks!
  7. Yes, date is in fact March 22nd! I have a 24 hour liquid diet and that is it!! I'll be honest, that makes me so happy! Nothing else about this process has come easy so I'm stoked to catch a break. Things are getting real up in here! Nerves are kicking in just a tad... 3 weeks and counting!
  8. Surgery has been scheduled for March 22nd. Happy dance!!!
  9. Thanks for sharing this! I am three weeks from surgery and experiencing some major pre-surgery jitters! Nice to know I'm not the only one. Hope you are doing well!
  10. "I never look back, Darling! It distracts from the now." -The Incredibles "I knew who I was this morning but I've changed a few times since then." -Alice In Wonderland "Keep moving forward." -Walt Disney Apparenty I like Disney...but they're such great quotes!! LOL
  11. It is good that you are educating yourself on your insurance. Even in the best of cases, your surgeon's office could miss something and cause frustration. Medical offices deal with our insurance as a "courtesy". Some offices even require payment up front and then you get reimbursed personally by the insurance company. Frustrating, but true. Be your own advocate and make sure you understand what you're entitled to under your plan, and what you need to do to get your surgery. I once had a monthly appointment rescheduled in a way that would have caused me to start my pre-op stuff ALL over, but I
  12. Hello to everybody having surgery in March 2016! It's going to be a great year! I don't have my date yet, but it is coming up very soon and have been told definitely March. I started the process in August. Got accepted in to the program in September, with a 6 month supervised diet. It will be here before I know it. Getting excited! Anyone else have surgery coming up in March???
  13. The above answers are all good ones! I would add, ask the surgeon's office what info they need. They know what it takes to get you an approval.
  14. I wanted to share my insurance story to encourage others... stick up for yourself and fight to get what you need! On August 24, 2015 I was referred by my PCP to the bariatric surgeon. His coordinator said I MUST have type 2 diabetes to qualify with my insurance. But, my insurance told me 3 times (and I read the policy myself) I must have a BMI>35 with a comorbidity SUCH AS type 2 diabetes OR Sleep Apnea OR a BMI>40 with no comorbidities. I have a BMI of 43 AND Sleep Apnea. The surgeon's coordinator would not call me back after that but I kept bugging until she finally called m
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