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I met with Dr. Michael Nusbaum. He was informative, personable, and seems to really know his stuff. I like that he is my age – it means he’s old enough not to still be “in training” and young enough to still be learning.

Wanda, who is the coordinator, will be phoning my insurance company to see what hoops they will require me to jump through in order to have the procedure done. When I hear back from her, I also have to schedule an EGD (upper endoscopy) and a test to see if I have DVT (deep vein thrombosis). I think I have pretty good looking legs on the outside – I hope they find the same on the inside.

My family doctor is probably going to be my biggest obstacle. He is not a fan of gastric bypass. I love him to pieces, but I am going to have to figure out a way to get him to cooperate with me on this.