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    eating cereal again

    I was sleeved last week and look forward to eating grape nuts again, anyone else miss eating cereal.:D
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    3 days post surgery....bladder problems

    Well, I'm finally sleeved but my first night home did not go well.

    I ended up back in the ER with what I thought was a UTI. Turns out my bladder was holding a liter of urine. I got a new Catheter...
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    Whoo whoo! BC/BS appeal overturned

    I just found out that my previous denial was overturned with help from Lindstrom Obesity Advocates, they were awesome. BC/BS denied my claim after going through all the pre-clearance requirements. My...
  4. Re: Self Pay - best price + surgeon closest to Maryland?

    I just emailed him for pricing, thank you!
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    Best self pay prices in the USA

    I'm a self pay candidate looking for a doctors in the USA that have experience and good outcomes. :o

    I'm near Chicago so closer is better but I'm willing to fly anywhere in the lower 48 states for...
  6. Re: Self Pay - need to stay in the US this time - low BMI

    I just emailed his office...thank you!
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    Has anyone hired a appeals lawyer

    I found this law firm who claims they have been very successful in getting people approved that were previously declined.

    They charge a flat fee for service, I think its about $600.00. I feel my...
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    Insurance denied (after peer to peer)

    Well this sucks, I just found out that BC/BS has refused to pay for my surgery after my doctor did the peer to peer.

    My doctors office said there is something called a obesity law or court I can...
  9. Thread: Food Funeral

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    Re: Food Funeral

    Pick your 5 favorite places and go there with someone and split the meal.

    Discuss your plans for the future and why your taking the plunge to get surgery.
  10. Re: 2 Week Diet (new directions nutritional products)

    M y understanding is breakfast and lunch is the protein shake, dinner is a small meal such as chicken with 2 sides. They give you snack bars with the shake mix to handle the cravings or late night...
  11. Thread: HI

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    Re: HI

    It took you your entire life to put on the weight and only a year or less to lose it, not a bad deal.

    Take it slow, time is on your side.
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    Re: I got a date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's brave.

    if I'm approved this week I want to be sleeved by Dec 10th and healed up by christmas just so I can enjoy the holidays an be recovered and pain free.

    Good luck
  13. 2 Week Diet (new directions nutritional products)

    Has anyone used the New Directions Nutritional Products for the 2 week pre-opt diet.

    I was wondering how it went for those weeks before your surgery and how it taste, did you lose much weight ?
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    Re: Peer to peer today hopefully

    I see from your other post you got approved....congrats.

    I was denied by BC/BS but my peer to peer was done on friday so I'm hoping to hear this week what happens.

    Good luck
  15. Denial by BC/BS - now comes a medical peer to peer.

    My insurance company denied my claim for lap band removal and gastric sleeve surgery. :confused:

    They listed two reason, the band has not failed or become defective and no proof of follow up of...
  16. Thread: Old age

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    Re: Old age

    If you make it to an old age then you can say the sleeve was successful in helping you get there.
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    How did you determine your goal weight

    I'm trying to decide what my goal weight should be, did you or your doctor set your weight loss goal.

    How to did you come to the exact number?
  18. Re: Submital to Insurance is killing me slowly.....

    My claim was submitted almost 3 weeks so today I decided to call my doctors office. They said they did not have an answer yet so I called BC/BS myself, they first said I was approved but then she...
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    Re: October/November/December sleeves

    I would join even though I don't have a surgery date yet, should be next month.
  20. Re: 6 months post op 70% excess body weight lost!

    Wow! The only negative is your now horizontal ;)
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    Re: Boobs are SOOO HEAVY!

    I would love to help, I'm here if you need me.:)
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    Re: Totally depressed and lost

    I was at a mandatory support meeting and heard some interesting things. Several people who were 1-2 years post opt said they can now eat anything and chug water. Naturally they cannot eat as much but...
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    Re: June 30th is now a new holiday for me

    Smoking hot:)
  24. Thread: Yes you can

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    Re: Yes you can

    Dang!
  25. Re: Are pre-certification 'and' approval the same?

    I'm waiting insurance approval from BC/BS.

    My doctor submitted only a few days ago but his office said they have been getting approvals in 10-14 days. I'm told they have 30 days to decide, that...
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