Waiting on an Appeal for a Reduction - Medina, OH

I am a 43 year old stay at home Mom of 4. I have...

I am a 43 year old stay at home Mom of 4. I have always felt I needed a reduction since I went from an A Cup to a D Cup in one summer of high school - I eventually ended up as an F Cup. My back and neck have ALWAYS been hurting with headaches too.

I don't know if the insurance is penalizing me because I don't have indents and constant rashes under my breast. I have always been careful to wear large padded straps and minimizers to keep me from sagging, now I wish I hadn't;( I have appealed the ruling and am waiting on their "Almighty" decision (arghh). If they don't approve it, I am considering getting the surgery done in Columbus through Ohio State's Resident Surgery program. They will do it "out the door" for about $4600 - paid ahead.

The ONLY way I can do that is to borrow the $ from my Mom who desperately wants me to have it... anyone ever go this route? I'm concerned about the 2 hour drive home after the surgery and the pain/nausea level. I may consider asking a nurse friend to spend the night with me down their in a hotel near the hospital until the drainage tubes come out. Is that one or two days after surgery? THANK YOU for hearing my story and I would appreciate any input you have.


Here's my update. No insurance coverage even...

Here's my update. No insurance coverage even though they say it's medically necessary. Only covered if cancer. I will be going in at the Clinic on Oct.5th with self pay. Got a great quote from a veteran surgeon. I'm thrilled. Will keep you posted.

Yeah! Going in on the 5th of October at the...

Yeah! Going in on the 5th of October at the Cleveland Clinic. Have to self-pay due to NEW and (UNimproved) insurance plans that aren't covering reductions at all unless you have cancer. They better not decide to take THAT away too - that would be a horrible outrage...

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