I had my first appointment today to start the prodeures to have a gastric bypass. Just to give some background information: I am 32 years old, 5' 5" and currently weigh 233 lbs. I have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and I am pre diabetic. My PCP told me if I don't lose weight I will need the CPAP and have diabeties. I have tried diets and diet pills and nothing has worked so far. This is a final attempt to lose weight. I recently started experiencing knee pain when walking up and downstairs or hills, have been having heartburn more often than not, and have started with bladder issues. When I originally decided to have the surgery my BMI was 40 and I was 240 lbs. The surgeon told me today that my BMI is 39 and because I do not yet have diabetes or I am not on a CPAP machine there is a good chance that my medical may deny the surgery. Also, to meet the BMI of 40, I will have to gain 12 lbs. Shortt of gaining this weight, what else could I do to ensure my medical covers my surgery? I would hate to go through all the tests just to be denied the sugery.
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