Tina1965

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About Tina1965

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Memphis, TN

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Robert Wegner
  • Hospital
    St. Francis
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    297
  • Current Weight
    297
  • Goal Weight
    150
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    47
  • Surgery Date
    ?
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Robert Wegner

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  1. Tina1965

    Submitted for insurance approval!!

    So my advocate just called me again and said that because my kidneys have been compromised by my diabetes, I have to have a clearance letter from my nephrologist. Not seeing him again till April 3rd. So approval will wait until after that date. :-(
  2. My advocate just called me and told me she is submitting my paperwork to my insurance today! She said it will be about a 15 day turn around and then she will be calling me to schedule my preop appointment! The process has been so slow up to this point and this seems like it’s coming on pretty fast in comparison. I’m excited and nervous all at the same time! Please, tell me this will be the best decision I’ve ever made for myself. I’m just getting a little scared. Still determined to go ahead, but a little scared.
  3. Doesn't really matter if you're in Memphis, just thought I'd throw that out there. I've completed my 6 months of supervised diet. I have the stress test and psych eval coming up this month. I'm so excited and impatient! I've been off sugar for six days and already feel much better. I'm a sugar addict! I'm trying to take the advice I've read over and over and get good food habits started NOW so that I won't have as hard a time after surgery. I've read so much on this forum and it's been so helpful. I'm very grateful for all of you who take the time to answer our questions and share your own experiences. I have type 2 diabetes, high bp, cholesterol and my kidneys are down to 20% functionality. If I don't do something I will be on dialysis soon. I told my nephrologist that I was having weight loss surgery and he said that would be very good for me. I can't wait to kick the meds and be healthier!! I'd like to find someone that I can go to for support/questions. Appreciate you taking time to read this!
  4. Tina1965

    Hi everyone!

    Hello Lois and thank you all for taking the time to reply to my post!! How on earth do you come off that many meds in five days?? I don't doubt your word, it just seems too good to be true. Who took you off the meds? Your surgeon or your diabetic doctor?
  5. Tina1965

    Hi everyone!

    I have been enjoying reading all of these informative posts! I have done my 6 months supervised diet and my insurance also requires a cardiac visit and a pysch eval. I have my cardiac visit coming up Tuesday and my psych eval on March 15th, as that was the soonest I could get an appointment. I'm really excited and nervous at the same time. I really need to work on getting more exercise. It's just hard with the way I feel most of the time. I have type 2 diabetes and am on 4 diabetes meds. All I want to do at the end of the day is collapse on the couch. But I keep telling myself I need to start a walking routine, slow at first, then build upon that. I am also on medicine for high blood pressure as well as high cholesterol and antidepressants. I can't wait to come off of these meds. I will be spending my time between now and my surgery reading more posts on this site!!