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3/6/13 9:27 P

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Thanks, everyone, for your support. It was a very emotional and overwhelming day yesterday. I saw my PCP and coincidentally my psych doctor also, today. I'm on metformin and insulin now, (I was on both previously during fertility treatments, so at least it's not a new thing...like riding a bike, right?) I feel better, still kind of bummed though. I'm going to call my surgeon's office tomorrow and see what they say. Thanks again everyone.

"Those that care don't matter, those that matter don't care." -unknown author



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3/6/13 10:45 A

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Mindy- I agree with Maizey and the others. You will be ok and everything will work out for you.

How do I know this??? One: I've been in your shoes. Two: You are doing the 'right' things for yourself- making the decision to begin your WLS journey, each step you take along the way and reaching out for support in a place that's safe --- we are all here for you!

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Edited by: PATTYR81 at: 3/6/2013 (10:50)
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Currently battling 19 lb weight gain due to grief & stress of losing my dad in Nov 2013.

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3/6/13 1:18 A

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I agree with the others. It depends how high your a1c was. If it was not too high they will still do the surgery. Low carb diet will help get the numbers down. Speak with your surgeon and a diabetes educator.

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3/5/13 9:32 P

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Hang in there, and talk to your surgeon and see if something can be worked out.

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3/5/13 8:04 P

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Mindy, hang in there. I agree with the advice given here. Ask your surgeon and primary doctor to work with you to get your AC1 values in place before the new deductible year starts. I hope they can do this for you. You are on a path to reverse the affects of your weight on your blood sugars. This will get better. Take care! emoticon emoticon

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3/5/13 5:31 P

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My A1c had to be below 7.0 before they would operate. I somehow got it done and all proceeded. Gastric Bypass plus Gall Bladder removal was done on Dec 17th, 2012 and when I left the hospital I was no longer on diabetic meds. I am happy with my decision-it was the best thing I could have done for myself and a great Christmas present!

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3/5/13 12:42 P

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Talk to your physician and surgeon. Explain the circumstances and see how they can work to get your surgery before a new deductible kicks in. Getting on your surgeon's schedule early might allow you to work backwards so everything will fit. Taking control of figuring out how to make this work can be empowering, especially right now when you have gotten some unfortunate news. Incidentally, being diagnosed with diabetes was the catalyst for going through with my gastric bypass surgery. Perhaps it can be a catalyst of sorts for you, too.

Hang in there,
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3/5/13 12:23 P

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I'm in the middle stages of preparing for bypass surgery. I've had a consult with my surgeon, a nutrition appt, have future appts scheduled, have the psych appt tomorrow, and had all the blood work done.

I just got a call from the doctor's office and she said my lab results came back with my A1C too high, which means I'm diabetic. I've had insulin resistance and was prediabetic for years, so it shouldn't have come as a shock, yet it did, kind of. I guess I've been in denial or just been ignoring it. I was sitting here bawling after the call. To have it be official is very difficult for me to handle apparently.

Now, this creates potential delays in my surgery. Since deciding to do this in January, I've been getting more and more excited and impatient to get this started, now I need to see my family doctor to get meds or something to help my *diabetes* (that is so painful to say) and then need to get blood work done again, but not for 3 months, since the A1C takes the history of the last 3 months. I was planning on my surgery being in May or latest of June, now I'll be lucky and will be cramming to have it done in June. Not a big deal, except for the fact that my deductible is $1000 and will start over on July 1st. I can't afford to pay $2000.

I feel so many bad things right now....shame, depression, frustration, hopelessness, overwhelmed...big old self pity party happening here....

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