So paperwork for this long road I have traveled so far got submitted on the 21st and I was told it would be 3ish weeks for approval. I called Aetna on Friday and found out it was approved!!! Letters to me and Dr's office is in the mail!!! I am sooooo happy. This part of the journey is coming to a close and I can start on the new beginning! I called theDr's office and because of the holiday next week and then everyone taking a vacation she said that my date will prob be July 23 or 30th. I can't wait! I lost 31lbs since I have started all this and the NUT said if I can maintain this weight or lose more then. no liquid diet for me before hand!! I have to confess I am a lurker here. I have posted a couple of things and commented on a couple of things but I mostly read everyone's stories, questions and comments and I will say that I am inspired by a lot of you and learned a bunch so far and hope to continue to!