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Pulmonary appt. & Not cleared :(

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Today I went to the Dr. Tieger, the pulmonologist, to get cleared for surgery. He didn't like the results of my oxygen levels from the sleep study and he says that I will have to go through some more steps and a complete a treatment plan before he will clear me for surgery. I am glad that this issue was uncovered before surgery. However, it's upsetting to have a set back ,and then more work to go through in order to get approved. Yet, I know it is in my best interest health and safety-wise. Dr. Tieger was a very entertaining and funny- so that made hearing the bad news easier. He seemed positive and reassured me that I could move past this and eventually get cleared for surgery. He also vouched for what a good surgeon Dr. Nahmias is and that was comforting.

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  1. thenewmetoday's Avatar
    So Sorry, hope it works out speedly for you.
  2. Fae's Avatar
    I can imagine your frustration. I hope your doc can get all the answers he wants quickly, determine if there's a problem and FIX IT, then allow you to get your sleeve 'cause the year is winding down!

    Good luck!
  3. Debra732's Avatar
    I am so sorry to hear that, yet thankful they are treating something which must be necessary. A small hiccup, that's all. Don't loose your focus and dream. You will get there.
  4. Annade's Avatar
    Thank you so much ladies for your kind support, I really appreciate it. I know this is for the best. I told the doctor, "I am still determined to complete this process and have the surgery!" and he said, "that's is what I like to hear when I have to give this news to a patient, because then I know they will be successful".