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Got my Date!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

My surgery has been approved by the insurance company.

My surgery date is 4/10/12.

I have to go to the hospital tomorrow to the lab. I have tests that I need to get.

My history and physical are scheduled for 3/26/12.

I start the liver shrink diet on the 27th.

My approval took less than 3 business days. They submitted it on 3/1 and I had my approval back on 3/5. I was really shocked. I thought it would take a long time, but it didn't.

Things are really moving along fast. I am excited, and nervous and about 1000 other emotions right now...

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MARATHONGIRL29 3/8/2012 9:06AM

    Congratulations. Your life is about to change. I can't wait till I get my surgery date. Still have 12 pounds to loose.

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LUBAML 3/7/2012 9:08AM

    Great! Hugs and kisses! Luba

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how to cook fish?

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I am going to make fish for my work lunch and I am not sure how to prepare it...

1. Lemon Pepper and Lemon Juice

2. Chili Lime and lime juice

3. Coconut Mango Habenero sauce

4. Fat free Italian dressing

5. baked w/ fresh pineapple

each way sounds really good, but I don't know which way sounds best? I will be having brown rice and tossed salad as my sides.

I am just not sure...

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CORTNEY-LEE 3/6/2012 3:10AM

    Actually, that is what I picked! It is tomorrow's lunch for work. I had a chicken salad today :)

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  Hi! Did you have fish for lunch yet? I like the sound of the chili lime with lime juice. If you did have did you prepare it? Hope you enjoyed it!


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It's my back...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My back really hurts right now. I went and had an adjustment but it didn't help.

It feels like it is burning... this isn't good.

I am hoping when I lose some weight, it feels better. You know, if I am complaining about something hurting, it must really effing hurt.

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Surgeon's Appointment

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I met with my Surgeon today. He is so very nice!

They are sending everything off for approval. Hopefully, I will know soon.

We talked about goals and more importantly, setting realistic ones. My first goal is 200 pounds. I think that is very realistic. My final goal will be around 150. He told me that I can expect to lose about 75% of my body weight. I think with a very focused diet and exercise program, I will be about to literally half myself, but I don't want to set myself up for failure.

I will be on pins and needles until I hear back from my insurance company. I am very hopeful.

I think that is all for now

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CORTNEY-LEE 3/3/2012 6:49PM

    LOL - yes Cindy you are right... It made sense in my head when I was typing it. I did mean 75% of the excess weight... if I lost that much of my body weight, there would be nothing left of me!!!

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CINDY-K 3/2/2012 8:51PM

    Good luck on your WLS Journey. I wish you all success!

I think you mis-stated the weight loss goal from the surgeon. So you may want to confirm what he told you. Most surgeons that I have read about and most books I have read say you will lose up to 75% of the excess weight(amount over normal weight). I would not want you to be disappointed down the road if your body stops losing weight before you have lost 75% of your weight.

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MEGA_MILES 2/29/2012 8:35PM

    Good luck!

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Last Doc Appointment today!

Monday, February 27, 2012

I went to my last Doctor's appointment today. My 6 months of Doctor supervised Diet/Exercise program is now complete. I am scheduled to meet with the surgeon on Wednesday. I am excited and I am nervous... I have gained 21 pounds since August 2011, despite adhering to a 1500 calorie or less diet (almost exclusively) and exercising on average of 3-4 times per week. Seriously, who the &@#$ does that happen to? I know people who make less of an effort than I do and lose weight, or at least maintain it...

My doctor seems to think that this will help my case with the insurance company. There is no specific guidelines in my insurance requirement that say I have to lose X amount of weight. When I spoke to the lady at the surgeon's office, she seemed very positive. When I told her about my weight gain, she said that the only thing my insurance company wants to see is that I made an attempt. Well damn skippy I have made an attempt. I have it documented for almost a year of how much of an attempt I have made.

Talking to the Surgeon office lady has eased my fears and anxiety a little bit. I don't think that it will subside until I am in the recovery room.

In celebration of my last appointment, I treated myself to a diet coke from Burger King. I have given up soda, but since this was a special occasion, I treated myself to a small one. I prefer fountain soda to bottles or cans, and BK has the best soda... their mix is just perfect.

Anyway, I am going to the Chiropractor tomorrow, and I am looking forward to it. I can't wait actually. It is going to feel sooooo good. My chiro doesn't use traditional methods. He uses a low force method that is a lot better. Plus before my adjustment he puts me on the Spine-a-lator table, which sounds like some Medieval torture device, but in actuality is the best thing since sliced bread.

I think that is all for now


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