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Disappointing day


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Well I was informed today that my insurance will NOT cover the gastric sleeve surgery.
On the up side they WILL however approve the gastric bypass surgery...I don't get it.
Anyway, I have cried today, because I had my heart set on the gastric sleeve. My surgeon even said that the gastric sleeve would be the best one for me....and they still did not approve it. It just goes to show you not all insurance companies are for your best interest.
So now I am trying to get use to the idea of having the gastric bypass. I still want to do this....it was just a shock to me...after the insurance consultant had assured me they would approve it....well in a since they did...just not the surgery of choice. LOL

Now I am faced with another dilemma....when I started this process, there was only one surgeon to choose from and they were 2 hrs (one way) away from where I live. Now I am told there is a surgeon in a town I live next to. Now I can get a "second opinion" from this surgeon, but the out come will always be the same surgery.....and this could delay my surgery if I change now....so I have a big decision to make. Keep the surgery day of Jan 14th and drive 2 hrs one way to get there every time I have an appointment or get the second opinion and reschedule for the one closer to me here.
I will see how I am feeling in the morning about the whole process.
Till next time.
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50PLUSBABY 12/22/2010 4:00PM

  Wishing you all the best of luck, I considered surgery for a while but changed when I saw someone who had such bad complications and she was telling me she would do anything to get her 300lb body back than what she was going through after surgery. I am losing slowly but that will have to do.

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