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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Christy
    Surgery date
    12/05/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Schumacher
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Activity
    12-30-2017 08:04 AM
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    Ohio
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    Default Approved for surgery!!!!

    Today i got the call that I am approved for surgery!!! My pre surgery appointment is the 30th of this month. I was so excited I cried when I got the call. I have waited for so many years for this.





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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pattimelt's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Patti
    Surgery date
    04/19/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanza
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Last Activity
    08-02-2018 09:18 PM
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    Southern Utah
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    Default Re: Approved for surgery!!!!

    Congratulations on getting approved for the sleeve! It seems as though dealing with insurance companies can be very frustrating. You didn't say where your surgery is being done, but I assume it's in your home state. I wish you nothing but health and success!

    I'm having my sleeve surgery in Mexico on April 19, and I'm extremely excited too! I'm 59, and have been overweight and suffering from food issues nearly my whole life. I am MORE than ready to take this next step in my life and become more healthy and happy. My best friend had gastric bypass 20 years ago and had great results, but I have always been too scared to take the plunge and get weight loss surgery despite being obese. In October of last year, I decided I had enough of being in pain and being overweight, so I made my decision to get healthy. I knew I had to go out of country because my insurance doesn't cover WLS. I know several people who have gone to Dr. Almanza in Mexico and have had great experiences and positive results. I've had nothing but peace since I made my decision.

    I sure hope you get your actual date soon ! It's so empowering knowing the surgery is imminent. There are some AMAZING people here on this forum, and I suggest you read everything you can to educate yourself about the sleeve surgery. Please take care, and I wish you every success! Cheers, Patti
    It's never too late to be what you might have been . . .




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    Gastric Sleeve Member bigdogluver's Avatar
    Name
    Laura
    Surgery date
    03/22/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Alex Gandsas
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Activity
    12-24-2018 07:57 AM
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    Annapolis, MD
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    355
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    Default Re: Approved for surgery!!!!

    Christy,
    Congratulations! I'm 56 and I just got approval too and I'm having my surgery on 3/22/17. Your story and positive outlook are so touching, I'm so glad that you posted. Welcome to the board and may your surgery go well!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Christie
    Surgery date
    11/03/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Wright
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Last Activity
    09-12-2019 04:13 PM
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    Default Re: Approved for surgery!!!!

    Congrats on your approval! It is so exciting when insurance finally gives you the green light!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Donald G's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    hmmmmm I wonder
    Surgery date
    01/24/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr Romanelli
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Activity
    01-09-2018 06:02 PM
    Location
    Western Massachusetts
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    Default Re: Approved for surgery!!!!

    Congrats on the second step to being healthy.




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    Gastric Sleeve Member Tamera2's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Tamera Anderson
    Surgery date
    01/24/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Activity
    02-04-2024 03:59 PM
    Location
    Vancouver Wa
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    congratulations, Welcome aboard this fun ride. Feel free to adk any questions. Good Luck
    Highest weight- 288 / Wt at Surgery 268
    1 month 236 -29lbs 2 month 214 -22lbs 3 month 206 -08lbs 4 month 196 -10lbs 5 month 185 -11lbs 6 month 178 -7lbs 7 month 172 -6lbs 9mos -12lbs 156 13mos later wt.144lbs, Wt.138 -150lbs in 15mos

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Stefany's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    01/08/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanza
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
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    1
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    Default Re: Approved for surgery!!!!

    Congratulations!!! I'm so������ excited for you!!!!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgeon
    Scott Watson, MD
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
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    05-05-2017 02:14 PM
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    Default Re: Approved for surgery!!!!

    Congrats on being approved!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member etsybay's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    04/11/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr Allen Mikhail
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Last Activity
    07-11-2017 12:50 PM
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    50
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    Default Re: Approved for surgery!!!!

    Welcome! It's an exciting and scary journey but as you can see from all the members here, it's worth every minutes of it.
    Slow & steady wins the race



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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    04/25/2017
    Surgeon
    DR Almanza
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
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    03-22-2017 02:10 AM
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    Default Re: Approved for surgery!!!!

    I am so HAPPY FOR YOU!! Being obese is certainly a life long disease that we have to fight every day of our lives!! Having this kind of opportunity will give us all the life we've always wanted but could never lose the weight to get there!! I look at it as a gift from God!! BECAUSE we can't lose 100 plus lbs on our own!! Thank you JESUS that there is finally a way to help us❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️����


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