Aug 23, 2011 21 page Pre-op Booklet

Aug 23, 2011

Oh my!
I got my booklet last night I need to fill out for my consult. Its 21 pages of questions..... One of the questions is do you have receipts for any of the weight loss attempts?
Who keep those?

I got some great advise last night - I'm totally going to take.-
"Just a suggestion, but I highly recommend you call your insurance company prior to your appointment.  Ask them if WLS is a covered benefit. Get the name of the person you spoke to, write it down as well as the date and time you spoke to them.  No matter what they tell you ask for them to send you the information in writing.  If WLS is a covered benefit, as them what the requirements or criteria are.  I can not tell you how much this will help you.  I did not do this years ago, and it cost me months of my time...and a lot of heartache.  I did this when I went to get the DS and it helped speed my process so much...long story.  Besides if you get a letter before your appointment stating it is covered, you just saved yourself $280.00 or waiting on a refund!"

I'm hoping to start a list of questions to ask my Surgeon. If anyone has some good questions to add to my list please comment :-) I stole these from someones blog

What method do you use to decide common channel length?
If its a standard length, how long?
What size will my stomach be?
Do you insert a J-tube automatically?
If you experience any issues, will you change to open surgery or will you only do half the surgery?
Will anyone be cutting on me other then you?

I'm also hoping to make a list of things i'm looking forward to post op. Like -
Buying new cloths
Fitting in booths
Hiking without losing my breath every ten steps
eating without the horriable guilt
Taking photos and not hiding behind people
Buying cute halloween outfits

Thank you everyone for the great support! Have a great day,
Sarah F.


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