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Do you have a Wow moment to share with OH Members/readers? (For OH Magazine or the new OH Newsletter) If so, I would love to hear from you. Please email Editor@ObesityHelp.com and share your Wow moment! Please also send hi res photos, perhaps something that reflects on your Wow moment!
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Heads up: COMPLETE Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Your Weight Matters Convention Details will be released on Monday, March 11th.
All the 411 you need to make your formal arrangements to attend the Convention. In less than 2 weeks you will be able to: register, make your hotel reservations (awesome rate), view the Program Agenda, and the BRAND NEW Convention Web site www.YWMConvention.com dedicated to all things Convention will go live.
Can't wait to meet everyone!
Hi Colorado folks, we are not 100% sure, but DH & I may be in the Denver area & then the mountains along I-70 in about a week. We would love to meet some of you in person if timing allows. We expect to be in Denver for the weekend and maybe Monday & Tuesday, then off to the mountains for some skiing, skating, and cross country. I want to try out my new skated on Keystone lake. You can respond, or PM me, we might even be able to get a group together for a SoCal style meet up. I will know more in a few days, if I get the job I applied for, we may have to cancel the trip at the last minute.
Save the date...
Hope to see you there!
Hi Maria, I am interested in joining this group. When and where does it meet? Gastric bypass July 2010
When it comes to New Year's resolutions, our family members and friends can get quite creative and even funny with what they resolve to do in the New Year. Here a few good ones I have heard along the way...Oh, and a few of my own!
1. I resolve to stop procrastinating about procrastinating!
2. I will stop sending Facebook messages and emails to my loved ones when they are in the same room as I am!
3. I will use my treadmill for something other than a place to hang my jacket.
4. I will not sit at the kitchen table in my PJ's all day. Instead, I will move my computer to my bedroom.
5. I vow to never take a laxative and a sleeping pill on the same night!
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Even though ObesityHelp members are around the world, at times like these with Superstorm Sandy, we are united and here for each other.
For our ObesityHelp members, families and friends that are in the disaster areas, our thoughts are with you. We’ve listed some helpful links below to provide information so we can support you.
If you live in an area not impacted by Sandy but still want to help, there’s information for you too. Make sure you are prepared for a natural disaster by checking out the information in the links below.
If you’d like the latest info from the Federal Emergency Management Association on Superstorm Sandy, clickHERE.
FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE:
If you need to find an emergency shelter near you, text:
SHELTER and YOUR ZIP CODE to 43362
If you want to apply for assistance from your computer, click HERE.
If you want to apply for assistance from your mobile device, click HERE.
If you want to apply for assistance, call (800) 621-3362
DISASTER SURVIVOR RESOURCES:
General information from FEMA, click HERE.
Here’s how you and your loved ones can prepare for natural disasters, click HERE.
During times of disasters, the American Red Cross is always among the first at the scene. The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need.
TO HELP THE AMERICAN RED CROSS:
Click HERE to donate funds for survivors of Superstorm Sandy.
Donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters throughout the country including Superstorm Sandy. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
You can contact the “Join The Movement” of the American Red Cross to donate funds, donate blood, and read about other ways to help by clicking HERE.
With our support,
ObesityHelp Management and Staff
Hi, that's strange because I received a call from Dr. Long's assistant I think her name was Christie, she said that as of today which was Friday, November 2nd Dr. Metz is no longer with us. And we talked about rescheduling everything with Dr. Long. Maybe something else is happening....
On that note...the office staff is awesome!!! I am getting very excited about December, but just a little worried because of no answer yet from the insurance company. I have done everything I was expected to do so we shall see. Maybe because my surgery date was so far out from the finishing of my last class they are taking their time? Thank you for your response I really appreciate it!
It took about 10 days to get my approval I think. I'm confused by your post, I just saw Dr Metz a few days ago...As long as you've done all the pre-requirements (6 months of weightloss classes etc) you'll get approved. The office staff is very thorough and will make sure everything is golden! I'm very happy with the level of treatment that I've received there!! Best of luck to you your Dec. date will be here before you know it!
Hi Caligirl! I also have medicaid and I'm going through Dr. Metz office, but he is no longer there as of last week. Can you tell me how long it took for medicaid to approve you? I am in about the same boat as you, but my BMI is higher with no co-morbidities. I am scheduled for December but have not yet been approved. They are transferring my surgery over to Dr. Long he is in the same office and also accepts Medicaid.
Congrats on your surgery... I hope all is well!!!
In response to all the ?s about MediCaid coverage for WLS in Colorado- I ended up having my surgery with Dr Metz at Parker Adventist hospital on 10-16-2012. He is an incredible surgeon and his staff was top notch. They are a Center of Excellence facility and it shows! Everything is done in house i.e. Nut, Psych, Seminar & weightloss classes and I had ZERO out of pocket expense!! I was approved with straight MediCaid with a BMI of 40.1 and no co-morbidities. See above posts for address & phone #
Hi Ladies it is now 11/2 -- are you on at all? How did it go and how are you doing now? I have one more piece of information to go and they can submit my paperwork for insurance approval. Would really like to hear how things are going if you are up to telling. :) I know it is hard and I hope you are doing well.
This is my first time back on this site since surgery. I am still in the early recovery stages so..... I have found the OH site to be an excellent source of information and "real" human chatter on everything relating to this process. Use it there are a ton of very knowledgeable people on this site. Good luck in your journey and yes keep me posted. I am finding that the more support you have the better.
Just plugging along since surgery had a dry heaves issue that kept in the hospital till 10/25. Good to be home. My first support meeting isn't until December. Highlands Ranch is the closest to me. I had been scheduled for one in Nov. but it was canceled. I have found the OH to be a great resource and support. I too have Kaiser but had Dr. Husain; she is great! Keep in touch I am so happy to see how great you have done. Any pointers?
Hi, new to this blog. I am scared silly about the upcoming surgery and how it is going to change my life. I do not have the surgery scheduled yet -- waiting on one last piece of data for the insurance/bariatric surgeon. Love to keep in touch. Love the support as well.