Tuesday is your day! Just remember you are on the journey of a lifetime. Try to enjoy every minute. It may sound weird now, but know that you are cared for and prayed for here, and all too soon this will be but a memory and you will be an inspiration to someone else. I am waiting for you on the losers' bench! ~JudyAnne~
Donna...It's great to hear you found a Center of Excellence near you and
that you are beginning your classes so soon. Keep me posted on this.
You have such strength and determination...you are beautiful. Hugs, Barbara
Hi Donna: I am sheryl in NM. I had Medicare and medicade pay for my surgery. I was very much in touble because of my co morbites. I have asthma, copd,degererative joint and disk desiese,I am on oxygen and a sleep apnea machine,I guess they felt this was a medical nessessary thing.I have lost 10bmi sofar, 100 lbs, and 10 cloathing sizes in 8 months.I am on a platau right now and still need to loose 200 lbs still. I weighed 453 at time of surgery and now I weigh 353. Before my surgery I lost 70 Lbs too. I feel a lot better now because I have improved more than I ever antisipated.I had surgery on July 22, 2002 I weighed 516 lbs. in Feb. last year and now I am353. Please go for it you will be glad you did in time.Its defenataly not the easy way out but it is making it posible for me to be healthy and happy for the rest of my life. Feel free to write me any time you want too. My e-mail is [email protected] Sheryl Open Rny July 22, 2002 516/453/353/160
heres a few , not sure where they are from you
you could also call the local hospital , and ask the nurses desk
Dr. Barry Haicken
Phone 727-586-3751 http://www.drhaicken.com/
has two listings on here for medicare
Dr Nestor F. de la Cruz-Munoz
OMNI Surgical Weight Loss Center
Phone 321-724-9997 http://www.realpagessites.com/omnihealthcare/
Leonard Benitez, M.D.
Phone Number : 954-779-7994
theres some of the drs that DO accept medicare in florida, and thats only going through like 10 listings, so , im sure you should be able to find a doc !
ok , heres what i would do , first of all, our database here lists literally DOZENS of bariatric surgeons ,
you could, collect some phone numbers and call around , thats one way, or go to the find peers section of the site, look up your state, and page through the post ops, checkng each ones insurance info , this will be tedious, i hope someone can offer a quicker answer, but i know for a fact , if its medically nessecary, you can have the surgery, its just the issue of finding a dr who will accept it....
good luck , let me know how it goes!