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Those of you that pray...

Discussion in 'Pre-Surgery Questions, Requirements, & Testing' started by Carolyn337, May 17, 2017.

  1. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    ...pray for me. The psychologist feels that there is a possibility I might not get approved for the surgery due to the fact that I'm sometimes psychotic. Meaning sometimes I hear voices that are not real (Hallucinations ). Last episode was in march but...sigh! I feel like I have a great and supportive team of psychiatric health. The surgery is said to possibly make me hallucinate more or some such (exacerbate the symptoms ). I have confidence my mental health team knows their job but, the surgeon doesn't know them. I'm totally worried. I have so many physical health issues that definitely qualifies me. Now I have this hangin over my head. Thanks in advance for your support.
     
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  2. Cjprebypass60

    Cjprebypass60 Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    May 4/17
    Start Weight:
    206
    Current Weight:
    181
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Central MN
    Prayers...
     
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  3. Maggie C

    Maggie C Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    05/19/2017
    Start Weight:
    190
    Current Weight:
    182
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    I don't pray, but sending positive thoughts your way!
     
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  4. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
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    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    That helps, too. Thank you.
     
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  5. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Preciate it very much.
     
  6. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Hi. I see the psychologist tomorrow after he has had a long conversation with my psychiatrist. Sigh. I got my fingers and toes crossed. I really am more than ever determined but sometimes I feel hopeless waiting on others to make the final decision. This is pretty much all that's standing in my way of having the surgery. All of my doctors (primary, cardiologist, pulmonary doc and psychiatrist ) are all behind me. I need a cyber hug and a reassurance that tomorrow bears good news.
     
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  7. Maggie C

    Maggie C Member

    Messages:
    62
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    05/19/2017
    Start Weight:
    190
    Current Weight:
    182
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    *hugs* GOOD LUCK!!!
     
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  8. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Thanks. Welp, the psychologist says everyone deserves a chance to be healthy so I think he has my back. The surgeon has to weigh the risks and whatnot from his standpoint. We wait.
     
  9. Maggie C

    Maggie C Member

    Messages:
    62
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    Surgery Date:
    05/19/2017
    Start Weight:
    190
    Current Weight:
    182
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Wonderful! Sounds very promising!
     
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  10. Ava

    Ava Member

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    Surgery Date:
    6/21
    Start Weight:
    166
    Current Weight:
    158
    Goal Weight:
    118
    Location:
    Ny
    Hi, im 14 and i had the surgery about 2 weeks ago, i was 167 and had really no commodities that made me stand out to the insurance. The doctor even said he didnt think they would approve me, But me and my mom prayed together for months before the surgery and i got approved! I will pray for you and hope everytging goes well!
     
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  11. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
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    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Wow! That was very encouraging to read. I really really appreciate you. I hope your journey was and is a success.
     
  12. Ava

    Ava Member

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    6/21
    Start Weight:
    166
    Current Weight:
    158
    Goal Weight:
    118
    Location:
    Ny
    Thank you! And i pray that
    you get approved!
     
  13. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Good news so far. I got the approval of the surgeon. They just want me to see a psychologist knowledgeable about the effects of the surgery. Now for the insurance to answer. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long. But, I'll do it. Thanks for all your prayers and we'll wishes. They paid off.
     
  14. HoJo

    HoJo Active Member

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    Surgery Date:
    ?April 2018
    Start Weight:
    260
    Current Weight:
    248
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Dallas, PA
    Hi Carolyn: I am sending positive thoughts your way. I worry about my Psychology evaluation because I have a history of severe depression as well as substance abuse. I have been under the care of a Psychiatrist for at least 25 years and I am on medication.
    I haven't had issues with substance abuse for over 10 years and my depression has been very stable. But, as you must already know, Carolyn, there is such a stigma attached to having mental health problems by others who do not understand these illnesses. Instead of being congratulated for getting treatment for my mental health problems, I have often been put down about it. I can't hide these problems when being considered for such complex surgery as weight loss surgery either. I do wish you well Carolyn, and I hope you get the approval for your surgery as a Christmas present. :)
     
  15. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Hi. Thanks for the positive thoughts. This post is outdated but I still appreciate your kind words. My surgery was back in August. I am grateful to have had it. I hate to hear that people put you down. I've been told it's mind over matter and crap like that but I know it's a chemical imbalance that stems from life stressors and junk people tend to throw at us. I take it and toss it over my shoulder like I do bills. Lol. I'll get to it later. Or maybe never. The psychologist and psychiatrist both rooted for me and convinced the surgeon that "every one deserves to be healthy". I took at to mean both mentally and physically. People that put you down try to hide behind there sneers when they may be worse off for not acknowledging themselves. Please please please do not let that discourage you. This weight loss will build up your self confidence and self respect. It will help you see a ray of sun on a gloomy day. Again thank you. I hope you are doing well since your post.
     
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  16. HoJo

    HoJo Active Member

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    ?April 2018
    Start Weight:
    260
    Current Weight:
    248
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Dallas, PA
    I didn't realize it was an old post. But it makes me feel so happy that the psychologist and psychiatrists were rooting for you! And you showed all the doubters and succeeded! You're a great example for me. Actually, it was my psychiatrist who referred me to the weight loss surgery program that I am in and not my primary care doctor. He knows how hard I've tried losing weight for over 10 years. Thanks for the supporting words, Carolyn!
     
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