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About jcook2
Wife, mother, lover, citizen of the world
northwest Iowa
RN, educator
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Glatt, Sioux Falls SD
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About the timeline and UHC

by jcook2 on 07-14-2017 at 08:53 PM
I have United Healthcare for my insurance, and my plan requires 6 monthly visits before approving WLS. Fortunately, I hit my high weight in December last year and mentioned it to my practitioner, who made notes that I was seeking to lose weight. Then I had a hysterectomy in January, and mention was made in my surgeon's notes of nutrition for healing and weight loss, as well in her February follow-up notes. So I was able to get quite a jump start that way- My actual surgery date was July 11. Lesson

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Trying out dietary changes pre-op

by jcook2 on 03-24-2017 at 01:10 PM
I've been doing all the reading and information gathering that I can, waiting impatiently for my consultation so I can make plans. It seems that every surgeon has their own pre-surgical protocol so I can't know what Dr. Glatt will require until I meet with him. I can try to start eating healthier now though.Yesterday I "ate" (drank!) only liquids. I wasn't hungry but I constantly felt the urge to go get something to snack on. It kind of makes me wonder exactly how much I normally eat/snack.

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Very early in the process...still gathering information

by jcook2 on 03-23-2017 at 06:49 PM
Tomorrow I have an appointment with my regular practitioner to talk about my latest A1c, which was 6.9, and I will be telling her about my upcoming consultation with the bariatric surgeon. With my insurance (UHC) I was able to schedule the consultation appointment on my own, but of course I want my normal regular practitioner to be aware of what's going on with me! For some reason I am feeling nervous about meeting with her.

These are the appointments I have scheduled:

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