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  1. I am so devastated...I've gone thru all the steps with only 2 nutritional visits left and the hospital tells me I have to come up with an additional $4000 in addition to the $3500 I've already paid before they can schedule my surgery! Lord, I know this is the plan you have for me and you will somehow make this work out! Prayers needed! Thanks!
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    Hi- I live in Bemidji and saw that you were close. I'm having surgery June 12th. Just wanted to say Hi!
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    Welcome Angela - This is an awesome place to find lots of information about VSG - people of all phases are on here - just learning about, starting the journey, had surgery all the way thru to mainting... you'll find inspiration and answers here. It has been a HUGE resource for me along my journey to a new healthier life.
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About ad1972
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
I have struggled with weight for a long time and contemplated having weightloss surgery for about 3 years. I have just started the process to obtain the Gastric Sleeve. Looking forward to the support from this group for a successful life change!
Hibbing, MN
Spending time with family (2 grandbabies), reading, fishing, watching movies
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Dr. Bettendorf
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Psych visit done!!!!

by ad1972 on 04-18-2013 at 01:02 PM
Woohoo...my psych visit is complete and he has cleared me for surgery!!! Now only 4 more nutritional visits and I should be ready!!!
It seems like a lifetme away, but I know it won't take that long.

The beginning...

by ad1972 on 03-12-2013 at 02:19 PM
Well I'm just starting my journey and all that comes along with insurance requirements to have my WLS. I have had my initial visit with the RN and Dietician. I have to complete 6 visits with the Dietician and a Psych visit, so I'm hoping to schedule surgery around Sept 2013! Reading all the blogs is really helping me to understand the lifestyle change that I will have to make!
Thanks everyone for your posts...I feel like surgery is so far away!

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