Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I'm just back from the appointment with the pulmonary doctor. He said he sees no reason not to give the go ahead for surgery, from a lung standpoint. He did caution me about using the breathing apparatus post surgery so I don't get pneumonia. He also gave a couple other cautions that I cannot for the life of me remember right now. I also had chest x-rays done.
Status now is to check with the bariatric center tomorrow to see if they have everything they need. Chart gets sent to the surgeon for a once over and his approval. Then it all goes to the insurance and the wait begins. I pray they don't keep me waiting and approval is swift. Now that I've decided to do this, I just want it behind me.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I will meet with the physical therapy person to discuss my exercise for before and after the surgery. She will help me come up with a fitness plan that I can live with. I know on my end I'd like to do water aerobics and then fitness training where they will teach me to properly use gym equipment like the treadmill, recumbent bike, rowing machine, weights, etc. And of course there will be walking. LOL
Pulmonary is still the hold-up. Going to talk with my doctor this week and see if he can them to see me earlier. I'd love to have the testing over by the end of the month. Everything sent to the insurance by early June, get approval, and schedule surgery in July. My brother will be off work at the end of June because the company he is working for is closing. He would then be able to come up and stay with us for a bit, driving hubby to and from the hospital, helping me when I get home, etc.
I'll keep you posted. Thanks so much for checking in on me and keeping me in your prayers. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends here!
Friday, May 02, 2008
Had the upper endoscopy today. The doctor said everything looked normal. He will have the results of the h-pylori biospy back in 7-10 days. He didn't expect that to be any problem either. Yahoo! Another test behind me.
I got a call from the psychiatrist today. I have an appointment with her two weeks from today. She's off all next week. The nerve! Anyway, I meet with her for an hour and then do a two hour personality test. Whoopee!
See my doctor in two weeks and will ask about the cardiology referral. Need that one and a walk on the treadmill to clear my ticker for surgery. Then I have the pulmonary breathing test and clearance from that to get done and I'm well on my way. Gosh, this may just happen! LOL
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