melody S. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 6 days ago

I don't remember where I read this analogy, but I came across it several years ago and it has stuck with me.

When you are big, like before or just after surgery, your body is like a new roll of toilet paper. When you start a new roll of toil


melody S. posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

My weight at the start of supervised weight loss was 332. I'm now down to 289 with just over a month until my surgery. I've relaxed my diet a little, and am mainly focused on maintaining that weight until my liquid diet the week before surgery. When I


melody S. posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

After eight years of trying to have bariatric surgery with three different surgeons and three different insurance companies, I finally have a date! December 18th. However, it's taken so long, and there have been so many false starts, that I don't think


melody S. posted a discussion topic 11 months ago

I was finally able to speak with the patient advocate at my hospital, and she4 told me that my state's medicaid has a new option for insurance. Aetna is now in WV, and they only require a six month supervised diet. So I called and got my coverage chang


melody S. posted a discussion topic 11 months ago

Hello, I'm Melody. I'm 46, and the mom of one. I started my WLS journey 7 years ago, but something always happened that got in the way of having my surgery. So I gave up. I managed to lose 150 lbs on my own using MyFitnessPal, but predictably, two-thir


melody S. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 1 month ago

Does anyone know when the new requirements for bariatric surgery go into effect for WV medicaid? My surgeon said that medicaid is not approving any new bariatric surgeries until it does, and they seem to have no idea when it will be. My pre-op testing


melody S. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago
Anyone here? - Hello! I'm in Morgantown, and a patient of Dr. Akkary. I'm hoping to have surgery in February. I actually started the process three years ago, but due to lack of transportation (Dr...

melody S. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago
Getting closer - This time last year, I was working on getting WLS, but the woman in charge of scheduling at my surgeon's office kept putting me off, ignoring my calls, and not returning emails. I ...

melody S. posted a comment 4 years, 9 months ago
I'm still in the pre-op stage, but I've been adding protein shakes to...

melody S. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Bad news - After weeks of chasing down the woman at my WLS docs office who I needed to speak to about when I can have my surgery, I finally got hold of her yesterday. Which is the only good n...

melody S. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
So frustrated! - I restarted the process of having RNY last year. I had done a one-year supervised weight loss with my PCP, and only needed to have the evaluations. I have finished all the evalsd, ...

melody S. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Psych eval - I had my psych eval a year ago, and was denied. The psychiatrist said that I had too many issues to sort out before surgery, and that I needed to see a trauma therapist. So I've be...

melody S. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 5 months ago
Bad news today - I received a call from my surgeon's office this morning, telling me that the psychiatrist I saw for my evaluation has declined me. He said I need to see a trauma specialist instead...

melody S. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Hello - Hi! I just had my first meeting with my sugeon, and It seems that my insurance doesn't know its' arse from its' elbow, and won't give my surgeon's office a straight answer on anyth...

melody S. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Just starting my journey - Hello, everyone. I'm Melody. I'm just starting out, and hope to have a VSG. I attended my surgeon's seminar last month, and have my first appointment on 12 October. I assume I will...

melody S. added a goal 7 years, 7 months ago
Fit comfortably in any seat I choose (lawnchair, movie theater, airplane etc.)

melody S. added a goal 7 years, 7 months ago
weigh less than my driver's license says

melody S. added a goal 7 years, 7 months ago
shrink out of all the clothes in my closet so i have to buy all new clothes

melody S. added a goal 7 years, 7 months ago
wear calf boots and high heels

melody S. added a goal 7 years, 7 months ago
sit indian style in a chair!
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