Who else is just starting their journey?

Updated on January 26, 2020 in General Support Thread
6 on January 14, 2020

Hi all,
I just started my program towards sleeve surgery. I have to do a 3 month program with dietician for insurance. They do everything through the program. Just curious who else is starting all of this as well? I start my 3 month “clock” on Jan 21st. If all goes as planned I should be able to be cleared for insurance approval by April 20th pending no hiccups!

 
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1 on January 22, 2020

Hi, Kmic89!  I had weight-loss surgery several months ago, but I had to go through a similar approval process.  How are you feeling about it?  I think I flipped between feeling excited because I was closer to a surgery date and nervous that I wouldn’t lose enough weight to shrink my liver so it could actually happen. 

on January 22, 2020

I am very excited. Been thinking of doing this for a while. More nervous of the whole process than the actually surgery/recovery. I am relieved that my program does all the paperwork and process for you so I just have to show up to my appts.

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2 on January 22, 2020
Just curious who else is starting all of this as well? From Kmic89

Yep, I’m in the same boat, but they haven’t told me how long it might take to get through the pre-op stages.  I was a heavy smoker when I first went to the clinic and they encouraged me to make one lifestyle change at a time, so maybe they’re waiting me out to make sure I won’t pick it up again before surgery or immediately thereafter.  I haven’t had a cigarette in months and it’s been very hard.  I feel better though. 

Are you having surgery in the United States?  Feel free to ignore that probing question; I’m just trying to gauge how long my wait might be.  

 

on January 22, 2020

I am having it done in the US

on January 25, 2020

Thanks for letting me know, Kmic89.  I appreciate it.  You don’t have long to go now.  April is right around the corner.  I hope it all goes well for you!

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Even though I haven’t undergone surgery yet, the journey towards a successful surgery pretty much begins very early. Embracing the process and having a positive attitude also counts at the end of the day.

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