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This is the topic for those who are scheduling their surgery during the month of May. Posting in this topic gives you the chance to meet other patients that are going to be in TJ during this month. So lets hear from the soon to be Gastric Sleeve patients.

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Hi Latoya, I am also scheduled for May 28 for the Vertical Sleeve surgery. My husband is traveling with me. We will arrive early afternoon on May 27. My daighter is having the same surgery in Michigan. She is covered by her insurance for this procedure. My insurance only covers the Lap Baand and the RNYbypass but neither is appealing to me. I will look forward to meeting you. Where are you from?

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Lori had her surgery today! Thinking of you and praying for you!

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@Loosechange we are also arriving on the 27th in the afternoon from Atlanta, GA. I am also traveling with my husband. My insurance specifically excludeds all bariatric surgery. I look forward to meeting you as well...what is your name? Or if you want to chat privately my email is LatoyaM2003@msn.com

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Life gets more complicated. I fell fracturing my ankle 10 days ago. I think I will be casted on Tuesday. Too much swelling for immediate care. I was reassured to hear Dr. Ortiz thinks I can go ahead with my surgery May 28. I think VSG surgery would lift my mood. I see one or two months of nonweight bearing in my future and would love to lose weight at the same time.

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I have questions about the border crossing. Is the crossing done in the van that collects us from the airport or is the crossing one that requires walking thru on your own?

I now have the fractured ankle and will still have a nonweight bearing restriction. My orthopedic physician is most unhappy about the travel and risk for DVT. He plans to take me out of the comfortable cast and put me back in the awful fracture boot so I may loosen it during the flight and exercise my foot,lower leg. The boot is uncomfortable,hot, unwieldy and very heavy. The pros are it secures my ankle completely, and it may be removed for showering. My question is how do I manage the border crossing? My husband will be carrying his belongings and mine, how will he also push a wheelchair? May he receive hep? Any thoughts will be helpful.

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I also have a concern because i will not be able to walk after surgery. The good news is that I can heal my ankle and lose weight at the same time!

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I have been a "lurker" here for a while. My surgery is scheduled for May 21, 2012 and I feel only excitement and happiness. I believe this will begin a whole new life for me and I have utter faith in the OCC team! I will let you all know how it goes. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I would greatly appreciate it!

Karen

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