I’m approved! I’m approved! It’s official! Insurance finally approved me for my Weight Loss Surgery. I don’t have a final date for the actual surgery yet, but now it is real! It’s official!
O.k., I admit it. I’m sharing something very personal and I’m sure contraversial, too. The truth is that I have been debating getting Weight Loss Surgery for several years. It has been a very long, hard and difficult decision. Let’s face it, getting your insides cut up, stomach cut to the size of an egg and your intestines re-routed isn’t something that most would take lightly! At least, I haven’t.
I’m finally at a point in my life where trying hundreds of diets, including being under doctor supervision isn’t a permanent solution. Eating healthy and excercizing is only maintaining my weight. I’m scared at how and who I will become in the future. I don’t want to be the “fat” grandma who can’t bend down to pick up my (future) grandchildren. Ive always been an active person.
As you’ve already read in my earlier post “I hate being FAT!” I’ve always been a thin person, and I am not this way now because I eat only fast food or loads of junk. It’s been a process.
When I finally made the decision that I need to do something drastic for my health and for my future I diligently researched for the best surgeon. Luckily, my surgeon had a Weight Loss Seminar which is a requirement to attend in order for him to even consider you as his patient. I loved the 3 hour seminar. It provided not only useful information, detailed information on the actual surgery, but it also included the pro’s and con’s and the horror stories of weight loss patients.
After my first appointment with him and knowing that I am definately a candidate (but didn’t want to get excited, yet) I followed my surgeon’s requirements (in order to be accepted as his patient) to see and participate with a Nutritionist for 7 months, to attend support groups, to have approvals by a pulmunary specialist, cardiologist, and even approved by a phyciastrist! I was cleared by each and every doctor and test! (I’m getting a little excited. But my insurance needs to ulimately approve it all. And, you know how insurance companies are!)
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to get excited about something until I know for certain that it’s a “done deal”. The last piece of all this (before my surgery date) is to wait until my insurance company will approved the surgery. I’m finally approved!! Yes, I’m excited!! yahoo!
I hope you will join me as I continue to share my Weight Loss Surgery progress. I hope you will share your stories, too! We need to support one another. I know that it is not going to be easy. Liquid diets for weeks, mushy food, healing for weeks or months, out of work for a while, financial impact, vitamins and supplements for life and who know what else?!
I know I’m doing the right thing. I just can’t continue to feel handicapped inside my own body anymore.
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