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And so it begins…..

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I’ve been researching weight loss surgery for a little over a year and I’ve been on this forum for a couple of months reading/learning.
Time to stop thinking about it and start doing it. I’m tired of my feet hurting to the extent that I look like an old man when I first stand up and start walking. Seriously thought about getting a walker – and I’m only 57 yrs old.
I have arthritis in my right knee.
I have high BP
I have sleep apnea.
EVERY complaint/illness I have can be tracked back to being overweight. When I lose a 100 lbs, I doubt I’ll have any of the above complaints (hoping anyway).
I have my first appointment with a surgeon this Wednesday to find out what kind of hoops (insurance) I have to jump through to get this going.
I'm 6' 1.5" and weigh ~295 lbs. My goal is to lose at least 100 lbs.

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  1. hookydad's Avatar
    Congrats Sir on starting the journey! Nice to see another Male member of the forum to be able to share thoughts with. Good luck on the insurance minefield and hopefully things go smoothly.
  2. Hoosier's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hookydad
    Congrats Sir on starting the journey! Nice to see another Male member of the forum to be able to share thoughts with. Good luck on the insurance minefield and hopefully things go smoothly.
    Thank you! Yeah, I'm anxious to hear what all my insurance says I have to do. I'm not very patient - may even look at the Mexico option. It would probably save me a couple of grand, even with insurance (after meeting my deductible).
  3. Stacey03's Avatar
    Very best of luck Hoosier. I know lots of people seem pleased with Mexico experiences on here. i'm in Australia so just self paid as it doesnt work the same way as you guys. Let us know how you get on :-)
  4. Christie13's Avatar
    Welcome Hoosier! This is an amazing surgery to get you back to healthy. Good luck on getting on going through your insurance.
  5. Hoosier's Avatar
    First meeting with surgeon/insurance coordinator, etc. I have to have 6 months of nut classes plus a psychological eval. I have my first nut class scheduled for 22 Jan. What a long, drawn out process.
  6. Pheeel21's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier
    First meeting with surgeon/insurance coordinator, etc. I have to have 6 months of nut classes plus a psychological eval. I have my first nut class scheduled for 22 Jan. What a long, drawn out process.
    Hoosier,

    Remember you have to walk before you can run. Great that you are taking your first big step. I went to my first informational seminar in mid January of 2017 and signed up for the surgery program at that time and my surgery was October 2nd of 2017. I didn't want to interfere with my summer and golf game. I know at this time 6 months of nut classes seems like an eternity but it will go fast. Maybe your surgery can be late summer or early fall. Not a bad time to heal up. Just remember a year from today you can be ?lbs lighter. Keep working the system and good luck with your insurance. Best of luck.
    P
  7. Hoosier's Avatar
    Good point Pheeel. I'll make the best of it - hopefully lose some weight in the process.