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About Monicaw1127

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  • Birthday August 27

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    Salisbury NC
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Jon
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Jon
  1. 6 weeks out!! HELP!

    I think I will set an alarm on my phone to remind me to drink fluids. I stay so busy I think this is the only thing that will help.
  2. 6 weeks out!! HELP!

    basically a little over 3 weeks now. I weigh daily (I know its bad) but it either says 217 or 215 NEVER below 215. Some days it will say 218-219. I cant seem to break the 215 mark. I have started back taking half of my fluid pill due to retaining fluid and swelling. It was so bad that I was on 40 mg in the morning and 40mg int he evening before surgery.
  3. 6 weeks out!! HELP!

    I start the morning off with the cold store bought Starbucks skinny Vanilla latte (7 am) and add 1 scoop of Genepro to it. It has 70 calories, 10g carbs, 8g sugars and 6g protein... then I add 1 scoop of genepro for an extra 30g of protein. This is 8 ounces. (9 am) I have either a yogurt or the land-o-frost pre-packaged 1 serving deli meats. (12:30) usually 3 ounces cooked chicken. (3 pm) snack time is hit or miss if I do eat anything, maybe a protein bar or deli meat. (6 pm) dinner, either a shake or grilled chicken. I definitely know that I am not getting the fluid requirements in daily and wondering if this has anything to do with the stalls and the terrible headaches that I am having daily for the past week now.
  4. 6 weeks out!! HELP!

    Thank you so much for the food examples!!! That's a huge issue of mine is im comparing myself to others weightloss and its getting discouraging. I know I shouldn't. I have been at a stall now for a little over 3 weeks.
  5. I need help and answers!! I had surgery in August and today marks 6 weeks since surgery. I have only lost a total of 23 pound, and that includes the 2 week liquid diet so basically 8 weeks with only a 23 pound loss. I am getting my protein in with genepro, chicken and eqq whites, going to the gym 4 days a week and I cant seem to break this stall that I am on. The only thing that I know im not doing is getting 80 ounces of fluids in a day. Can someone help give me ways to break this stall??? PLEASE!! A meal plan of what you eat in a day? Anything that would help. I feel like a failure. I am doing what Im suppose to I feel like but its not working.
  6. Submitted to Insurance

    Mine was one week. But it was also over the 4th of July Holiday, so mine was pretty fast. I start the liquid diet tomorrow, nervous as crap but ready for this journey!!!
  7. Submitted to Insurance

    August 1st is the day!!!!!
  8. Submitted to Insurance

    me either............... I am patiently waiting on 3:00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Submitted to Insurance

    I love reading all the comments and post. I am still in shock, because reading a lot of the other threads I was 100% expecting to get denied. But then again reading some of the success stories of WLS and the hoops they have gone through helps. I agree, I think that everyone goes through it, the doubt that is, of ... OK I'VE GOT TO DO X-AMOUNT OF MONTHS SUPERVISED WEIGHTLOSS VISITS, ALL THE TESTING, MONTHLY APPOINTMENTS AND THEN TO PLAY THE WAITING GAME.................THATS THE HARDEST PART IS THE WAIT TO SEE IF INSURANCE ACCEPTS WHAT WAS SUBMITTED AND APPROVE YOU OR DENY YOU. Then worry sets in, what if Im denied, how do I appeal, will I have to or my Dr. All this played in my head EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!! And now...... im in shock, but IM SO HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3:00 can not get here fast enough today. I go see the surgeon for my "results visit" and get a surgery date. I WANT TO BE HEALTHY AGAIN!!!!!
  10. Submitted to Insurance

    I will try some of that. Thanks!!
  11. Submitted to Insurance

    I GOT THE CALL FRIDAY THAT I WAS APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I go back to my Dr. tomorrow and find out the surgery date and what all I have to do. I don't know what to expect to be honest. Not to sure about the pre-op liquid diet being that im not a fan of protein drinks other than the slim fast chocolate that I did a few years ago. Does anyone have any good protein drinks they use and would recommend?
  12. Submitted to Insurance

    Thank You!!!!!! My fingers are crossed too!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Submitted to Insurance

    I just updated it to show the sleeve. Sorry... Wasn even paying attention that it had the old recommendation on it.
  14. Submitted to Insurance

    My Sleep apnea wasn't high enough to do anything about. With Aetna you have to have 1 co-morbility if your BMI is between 35-40 and if its above 40 then you don't have to have any co-morbs.
  15. Submitted to Insurance

    When I started the process the Dr suggested the DS, but after the 3rd month he switched to the Sleeve sue to Insurance supposes.