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Myriam Curet, M.D.
Just got off the phone w/ the patient coordinator & she informed me they might be able to get me in SOONER then 12/17/03 (if I can get all of my pre-op tests completed sooner). WOOHOOO!!
One thing that I felt was rather disturbing is that it felt like the patient coordinator from the surgeons office and the PCPs asst. were giving me the run around on if the operation was going to be covered by my insurence or not & at what % ?!? I really had to pin the 2 of them down to get a straight answer, but i finally did get the YES ITS COVERED answer i was looking for.
I havent seen Dr. Curet or Dr. Baptista. My appointment w/ Dr. Baptista is scheduled for Dec. 03.
I am still in the beginning stages of the journey. But i tell you, it is really reassuring to see that so many people have used her as their surgeon.
Feels like, even here in the Bay Area, I am not alone!
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
My battle with controlling my weight is a day to day struggle. The "fat gene" definitely runs in the family (on both sides), so it seemed "natural" that i was over weight. Even as a young child, i was always the biggest kid in class & was often made fun of by the other kids. Never really being accepted. Emotionally, it was very hard to say the least & took it's toll on me at times. I've developed a pretty thick skin & often wore that "Happy face - nothings wrong - everything is great" mask so others wouldnt feel pitty. I worked extra hard to "prove" that i was fast enough & could keep up w/ everyone else. My energy, while at the office, was always office charts. Throughout the years, coworkers have always commented on what a great personality i have, how...
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