I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
Yes, I think most of us went through a similiar preoperative period as what you are starting right now. It does take a while to go through all of the required elements needed to get your insurance to help pay for the.
And to meet the requirements set up for most Bariatric Excellence programs. Some of it is (I think) a bit unnecessary like the dietician meetings. I had to go to a dietician four times before the.
And I have a master's degree in a field similiar. I found being told absolutely nothing new was a waste of time. I do know that some people need that education though. I think of it as "going through the ropes". You have to meet with a psychologist to make sure you are mentally ready for such a huge change in your life, you need to get you Medifast diet in order, you need to start exercising and see a PT, you need your heart and overall health checked to make sure that you are physically ready for such a huge.
At least that is what my program required. Just grin and bear it all and try to stay positive. It is all set in place to help you. Plus it gives you time to prepare. This is something that noone should rush into for sure! Good luck!..
Thanks for the advice!.
I definitely feel exactly as you described Bonnie! I've been considering this for a long time and finally I decide to go through with it and like you said I again have to wait. I know it's just to make sure you know exactly what you're getting yourself into but some of the things seem useless. I've been overweight practically my whole life so what Medifast diet would a dietitian like me to try that I haven't already attempted?! I realize that they have a method to their madness it's just hard to not get frustrated!..
As everyone is saying, this is NOT uncommon. It was exactly three months for me. Went to an info meeting with the surgeon the end of January and it was about that same time , in April, that I had my.
I also felt that discouragement, and fear too, to be honest, as I dreaded what seemed like not only a long list, but a list of some scary procedures, I was unfamiliar with. I was concerned about "what if" they found things, and would I have to have that all corrected before the.
I wanted could take place. All normal, and in most cases, the.
Helps whatever other issues might be complicating your health, if there are any. Fact is, you don't want any surprises with this.
, so it is right that they check you out from head to toe, as they will..
Try to read up on all of this. Visit here often, ask your questions and read previous posts. Start making some of the behavior changes you'll be working on AFTER.
Now, and maybe start.
A little each day....if you live in a part of the country where that is actually possible in the heart of winter time. :-).
Stay in touch..
I am waiting for.
To. It is hard to wait. I am in the workshop portion of the pre op journey, then I am done. It has been a long road. You just have to be patient and learn as much as you can..
This is going to sound bad............ but!!.. These steps are in place for a reason.. this.
Is NOT for wimps.. and I for one am thankful for the hoops I had to jump to get to where I am today!!!.
We really need to be mentally prepared for this.
And all there is to do before and after the procedure.. and attaining the "tool" we need to complete the transition. The important thing is to get all of your post-op appointmesnt scheduled at the same time so that they are a month apart and that you don't have to wait any longer than necessary inbetween appointments. Set them all up now.. and sit back and relax.. you didnt gain this weight overnight..
It seems like we loose it that fast.. we still need to prepare!!!.. and PREPARE we must!!!.. Take a deep breath and let the healing begin!!!..
I was told today that I was denied for the gastric sleeve because it is still considered investigational. I was told that insurance was going to start approving it this year so I am REALLY BUMMED. I am sure they will approve the bypass but I am afraid of it. you hear so many horror stories about complications. I'm not sure what to do,,, any suggestions, comments, would appreciate any advice, thanks jeani..
From what I've read I definitely agree that it is not for wimps! I just trie to have everything planned out since I'm in.
And there are bumps in the road that I didn't plan for! But, I've taken the first steps to start the process and I'm definitely not turning back now so I'll just have to have a go with the flow attitude instead of trying to keep everything on such a tight schedule!..
I took about 2 months to.
The different kinds of surgeries, weighed the pros and cons and decided on the gastric sleeve..
From the day I decided to do this until I was done was about 2 months. I went out of country and had to pay for the whole thing myself so financing had to be arranged. The procedure was done 16 days ago and I am down 45 lbs so far. Finding things to eat has been a challenge as I am still on mostly liquids but I believe the results will be worth it in the end. I started at 388 lbs and.
To get down to 220. Think positive and it will work out...
HOWEVER long it takes it WILL be worth it..
Life on the otherside is awesome.....
Dont be impatient your time will come if you want it so badly.... I know it seems like forever and their is so much to do, but your prepartation will pay dividends...
Glad to have you on board..
Stick around get comfortable.....
I've just recently started what seems like an extremely long and complicated process to having the weight loss.
I've been approved by my insurance but found out today that there are many steps in this process before the.
Can take place. I know it will be worth it in the end but it is a bit frustrating at the moment. I really want to go through with this for my health but I am just a bit discouraged after finding out that it will probably be over 3 months before I can have the.
And I want to get the ball rolling ASAP! I'm sure someone else has experienced this same frustration, how did you get through it?..
I am going threw it right now. I have been on a count down since my insurance approved me. March 8th is the big day. Almost everyday I cry and I tell myself I can make it. I only count work days to my.
It make it seem shorter to me and I have been getting thing ready for after.
It does go by faster than you think. Hang in there..
You can do it. Good luck..
I went to seminar in jusy and started process, and of course, wanting it to be the next day. It took me until Jan 19 to get my.
And I had pre-approval for ins. in July. I have to say I was scared after.
A lot of the posts on here, but I also learned a lot. I had RNY and I have to say, I must have had the easiest time of any I've read. I came home next day, went back to work in 2 weeks, and have had no adverse effects thus far. Of course I was sore and swollen the first week, but I was drugged much of the time sooo. anyway, I wish the same for you, good luck. also, I'm so glad I did this...
I started in March 2009 with all the tests and the 6 months supervised Medifast diet with my dr. and ended up having the.
On Nov. 30 2009, talk about a long time, but it was sooo worth it..
I felt like is it ever going to come and then wham it was here. haha...
Trust me the time will fly........... it seems like I started in months and before I knew it, it was days..
Just know that it's worth the wait and if you stay around on this site.......lots of good advice and some craziness too..
I am in the same boat as you. I have FINALLY gotten my.
Date. I'm scheduled for 2/17. I began this process in 9/2009!!! I know what you are going through. The next 12 days before my.
Is going to be the toughest for me. I tried to plan this so I would be done and back on me feet before work got crazy as it does every spring and summer. I ended up missing the mark a little bit. My goal was to have the GBS done in December last year. Arg!!!.
I'm struggling right now with the pre-op Medifast diet but I know with the support of my family and this group here we can get through this. I'm here for you, we all are! **Hugs**..
Good news, I scheduled my first appointment with my primary care doctor today to get the ball rolling, called my endocrinologist to get some paperwork sent to insurance, signed up for an info session and now I'm just trying to figure out the whole psyc evaluation process. Did you guys go to just a regular psychologist or what? Joining this site has definitely given me the motivation I need to continue with the process even though it may be long and drawn out! Thanks guys!..