Hi everyone, I'm a crazy busy mom, (45 yrs young) and wife. I way the same today, that I did 17 1/2 yrs ago when I gave birth to my Babyboy. I had 2 children and adopted 5, while I was a single mother for 16 years. I've been remarried now for a little over 2 and want to be able to be healthy and happy for my family for many years to come. My husband was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, so I've already changed our families diet for the better and this procedure is something I've been thinking about for many years now. It's time for the next chapter in my life with my wonderful husband and children.
We went today to Texas Bariatric Specialist with my husband by my side for the seminar, evaluation, initial meet with the physician and visit with the dietician. We were there for 3 1/2 hours and all went well. I decided on the sleeve procedure, due to the lesser downtime. I'm 5'4" and weighed in at 235 today. My husband loves me and supports me 100%. The visit went well and they gave me a script to have an upper GI scope and lab work done. I have to make myself star walking daily, which I will start tomorrow with my trusty hairy friend "Buckeye" she will pull me around the neighborhood. We left there and immediately went by the hospital and scheduled the upper GI for next week. The lady at the registration office laughed when I asked for it to be done asap. She said "people don't normally get excited about having a GI scope" I figure it's the next step in making it towards the procedure. Per my insurance I have to do a 3 month pre op diet, which is fine. I'm excited about the next steps and will post more as things progress. After my GI procedure next week, I'm already scheduled for the psychologist visit on 06/20 and will continue the pre diet for the next 3 months.
Psychological Exam - Check
Had my psychological exam today and other than answering too many questions about nothing, it was a piece of cake. I passed! Yeah. Now just 3 months of monitoring and get my labs done for approval. Just another step in the path towards my brighter, healthier tomorrow.
Upper GI Check
Sorry, forgot to post that this was fine as well. Had it last week, all good to continue.
Jumped through a couple hurdles and keep moving forward
Had my labs done and had 1st weigh in of three before insurance will cover the procedure. I lost 3 lbs and the nutritionist was happy with my progress. I go back on August 8th for next weigh in and then September and then to get it approved. Wish me luck!
45 yr old mom of 7 ready to regain my life! Ready to not hurt anymore!
Had my 2nd weigh in required by the insurance company and only 1 more to go! My weight was the same but since I've been doing some traveling, I wasn't surprised, never eat as well when living out of a suitcase. Next weigh in is September 19th and then they will present to the insurance company for approval. I've jumped through all the other hoops, completed all the tests, now just ready to move forward with the next phase in my life.
Last weigh in finished yesterday!
Now just have to wait for the insurance company to approve. They say they have everything they need and will send it off on Monday for approval. If approved, should have pre-op in 2 weeks and surgery 2 weeks after that. Yeah! Ready to keep moving forward and find the smaller me hiding inside my shell.
Hate Waiting for word from Insurance Company
Still no word on approval...hate waiting for other people to make decisions about my life!
INSURANCE FINALLY APPROVED - SET FOR OCTOBER 29TH - YEAH!!
So happy that the insurance company approved today. Now just have to goto pre-op class on Friday, start my liquid diet tomorrow and have some labs redrawn. Kinda scary now that it's all approved to know it's going forward and the next chapter of my life will begin in 2 more weeks. Just in time because normally I'd eat tons of candy with my children for Halloween but this year, older daughter going to take them Trick or Treating since I'll be recovering. Feels like I can breath a sigh of relief.
Day 5 of pre op diet down 6 lbs. Yeah
Haven't been hungry drinking lots of liquid and getting between 80-90 grams of protien
Guys I need support and patience!
My surgery just got cancelled and put on hold until the doctor finds another hospital/date for me. Mess up with the prior hospital no longer taking Cigna for their surgeries! I'm beyond pissed!!! I need a zen moment before I blow my top on this doctor's office!!! I will keep you posted.
Texas Bariatric Specialist
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