mrsnate wrote a blog post 10 years, 1 month ago
Two Weeks Post Op - I'm pleased to announce that I did finally get approved for VSG and had surgery on 4/27/12 with Dr. Podkameni at Banner Gateway Hospital.  I was supposed to do 14 days of the preop...

mrsnate posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
How Much Protein at 1 Week? - Everyday I'm beating myself up for not getting in all my protein.  I'm supposed to get 80-100 grams a day and at this full liquid stage, I'm finding it near impossible!  I've been ...

mrsnate posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
Only 10 Hours Til Surgery! - I can't believe I'm writing this, but it's only 10 hours until my VSG!  I have literally been waiting for this (and actively pursuing it) for over 7 years.  I'm so nervous, but so ...

mrsnate posted a discussion topic 10 years, 3 months ago
Got Insurance Approval Today...shocked! - If you know how long I've been working on this, you'd understand how utterly shocked I am to be able to say I received insurance approval today!  AAAGGHH!  Yay!  I CAN'T BELIEVE IT...

mrsnate posted a discussion topic 10 years, 4 months ago
Waiting for Doc's office to Submit to Insurance! - I HATE waiting on other people to do things.  I've finished all of my requirements for my insurance company and I'm waiting for the doctor's office to submit my paperwork now.  Pat...

mrsnate posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
Ulcers found on Preop tests - I am one stressed out woman!  I have jumped through all the hoops (psych eval, 6 month supervised diet, bloodwork, more bloodwork, chest xray, EKG, cardiac clearance, etc) so I can...

mrsnate posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
Weight Loss During "Medically Supervised...&q - I'm hoping for some insight into what insurance companies actually expect during your 6 month, or 3 month "medically supervised weightloss" time period.  I've been going to my visi...

mrsnate posted a comment 10 years, 5 months ago
I feel your pain! Dealing with the insurance sucks for sure. Fingers...

mrsnate wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Almost Time to Submit! - Well, here I am nearing the end of round 2 of my medically supervised "diet" and doctor weigh ins.  I had my visit yesterday with Dr. Podkameni and he agreed that the VSG was a goo...

mrsnate posted a discussion topic 10 years, 10 months ago
Cross post...Questions about deductibles/copays - Hi!  I'm in the process of getting approved for the VSG surgery.   With my insurance, I have a $2000 deductible for surgery and 80/20 with a max out of pocket of $5000.  I'm curiou...

mrsnate posted a discussion topic 10 years, 10 months ago
Questions about Deductibles/copays - Hi!  I'm in the process of getting approved for the VSG surgery.   With my insurance, I have a $2000 deductible for surgery and 80/20 with a max out of pocket of $5000.  I'm curiou...

mrsnate posted a comment 10 years, 10 months ago
Wow! What a difference already! You look great.

mrsnate wrote a blog post 10 years, 10 months ago
A New Beginning - Well, it's been almost exactly a year since my last post.  Boy has this been a rollercoaster ride!  So back in October of last year I was told by the Bridges people that my PCP's n...

mrsnate posted a comment 10 years, 10 months ago
You look awesome!...and so young. Congrats on your success.

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mrsnate wrote a blog post 11 years, 10 months ago
Still waiting... - I get so frustrated sometimes.  Dealing with Mercy Care can be a pain in the butt.  My patient advocate says that my PCP didn't correctly document my 6 month diet history.  So, I'm...

mrsnate wrote a blog post 12 years, 1 month ago
First Entry - Well, I'm still figuring this website out, so hopefully I'm doing this right!  Well, it's May 20, 2010 and I'm almost done with the hoop jumping for the insurance.  I've had my psy...

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