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About Heagler

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  • Birthday 01/04/1989

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    Dr Joshua Roller
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  1. My heart hurts

    Sorry you're having to go through this. Only you will know when it's time to let go and leave. I was in a relationship the last 3 years and the past year he was emotionally distant and not very nice to me. I decided to finally leave the day he hit me in the face and choked me while holding our 5 pound newborn. We had split 3 months earlier (he had never hit me at that point) but I decided to give him one more chance in hopes that we could be a family. However, hitting me is where I drew the line and now in hindsight it's never okay to put up with someone's emotional abuse. I hope that you will find it within yourself to do what's best for you and your children.
  2. I have my first appointment on December 22nd to get the process started for Gastric Bypass. My current health insurance is Arkansas Medicaid. Gastric bypass is covered with requirements. There is one thing I am not too certain about and in the requirements it's not very clear. Some people I have seen that have medicaid say that they have had a referral from their PCP. The billing specialist called me last week and said I needed a PCP attached to my Medicaid. I just got medicaid at the beginning of this month and had not yet done it. So, when she called I got a doctor set up as my PCP. I called the billing specialist back and told her I got a PCP attached to my Medicaid. I then asked her if I needed to go see my new PCP and she said "no." I mean, I will ask more at my 1st appointment but I was wondering if anyone had any idea if you need a referral for medicaid in all states?
  3. New Member. 1st Appointment Soon.

    Oh I will definitely be documenting with pictures. I did this last time I lost 100 pounds and I still have those. The day before my doctor's appointment I will take pictures from all angles and in different outfits, ect. My friend has Gastric Bypass and I will be using the same surgeon as she did. I plan on hopefully losing quite a bit of weight before the procedure (Granting I get approved *Hopfully I'm approved) so I will be taking many pictures. Thank you all for your support. I'm excited to have joined this forum.
  4. New Member. 1st Appointment Soon.

    I forgot to mention my age. I am 28. I feel as though I can relate a little with you. I do not allow pictures of myself either and when there are pictures I have to have a million taken and then I have to make sure they look okay. Most of the time I don't approve of any of them because I so hate the way I look. I get the not working thing. I haven't worked the past 4 months. My baby was born 3 months premature so I did not go back to work and literally lived in the hospital with her. The people at the hospital gave me my own room so I could stay there. I was so stressed while I was there I lost about 20 pounds, however I have gained that back. Now after going back to living with my parents after the breakup with my ex I am not working. I am trying to get a part time or full time job to save up some money. I plan on returning to school in the fall so I have to have tuition for the first semester. I'm pretty much at an all time low in my life right now. The only good thing is my daughter and the support of my family. I hate that I have gotten so big and I feel bad that I don't work because I have been working since I was 16. I feel lazy and sometimes worthless because I am not contributing financially. But, I have clear and defined goals for this upcoming year and gastric bypass and getting healthy are just one of them. This is one step to becoming a better me and a better mother.
  5. Hello everyone. My name is Katie. I haven't really creeped around on the forum yet so I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to say. Well, I have been overweight pretty much my entire life. Not really pretty much, I HAVE BEEN overweight my entire life. I lost 100 pounds 4 years ago through healthy eating and exercise. I have gained all of the weight back. I have made the decision to have Gastric Bypass. The process starts this month for me. I have my first appointment this month on the 22nd. I have to go through 6 months of nutritional classes and hoping to lose some weight within those 6 months. I'm currently at 290 pounds. I'm not happy with myself. Rather, I'm not happy with letting myself go. I recently had a child from a 3 year relationship. Being overweight I only gained 10 pounds with my pregnancy but I also had my baby girl 3 months early. This year has just been a terrible year for me and this year is when I've gained most of my weight. My relationship with my ex went downhill when he found out I was pregnant. I broke up with him about a month ago after he hit and choked me. I never thought he would do that because he never showed any signs that he would become abusive. Now, in hindsight I can see how low my self esteem has become from how he treated me and how I would eat in response to being sad from how he made me feel. I have talked to my parents whom I am living with now and they told me to go ahead and go for the gastric bypass. I have also told all of my other family whom I am very close with and they are all supportive of me. I'm hoping this first appointment goes well and I'm excited to start my journey. This is one of the 4 big goals I have for myself starting in 2017!