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    Thank u for letting me ask all these questions! I have Coventry ins. And they said it could take up to 90 days to approve. I was like what??? It was sent in 2 weeks ago. How long we're u in the hospital? Anesthesia doesn't bother me so I'm hoping it won't be too bad for me. Yes any tips will be much appreciated!
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    Thank you! How long did u have to wait after yours was approved til your surgery date? I'm hoping to get approved soon so I can get it before the end of the year. How r u feeling? I'm getting so anxious waiting for the approval! What ins do u have? Ahhh so many questions sorry!
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    Hi! Yes, he is pretty great to look at! We have known him for about 12 or 13 years, as he has done a couple of surgeries for other members of my family. Though he doesn't talk too much and the office visits might not last more than a minute or two with him, he is really a great surgeon and just plain easy on the eyes!
    I had surgery April 24, have lost over 80 pounds, and still just can't believe how easy it has been so far! The first 6 weeks were probably the hardest, getting used to the whole new eating routine and letting my poor little stomach heal. But I feel great now! I have about 30 more pounds to go, but I have all the faith in the world that it will happen. It is sooooo nice to feel like I am closer and closer to being the "right size".
    I have not gone to any of the support meetings downtown! I would love to, but I work a second job and can't get there. Hopefully I will sometime soon!
    Please keep me posted on how you are doing! It is so much fun to talk to people, especially in Des Moines, about the same journey.
    Hope you're doing well!
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
Starting Weight: 260
2week Pre-op: 250
Day of Surgery: 240
1week Post-op: 230
4week Post-op (today): 225
Des Moines, Iowa
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the scale moved!

by awasser on 10-13-2012 at 06:00 PM
so after 2.5 weeks of no loss the scale tipped! i will be 4 week post op on tue oct 16th, i lost 10 pounds in a couple days after surgery then i was at a stalemate. Nothing, oh it was so frustrating. in these past 2 weeks i have started to notice weight loss in my face the most, but in some of my clothing as well. Im a vet tech so i wear scrubs, thought it would be a while before i would notice any difference, but just yesterday i was able to get my smaller size pants our!! i can still wear the

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Mentally Stuck

by awasser on 10-01-2012 at 05:56 PM
so im mentally stuck,this whole thing is so new and hard. I have an amazing meal and can eat so little of it I feel like i dont even have enough to taste it. so them my snacking or grazing kicks in, oh and i have a hard time stopping, i know when to and know its going to hurt but damn its so good. how do i get over this, learn to eat slower and taste my food ? HELP

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