Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon that is the question? (for hernia and tummy tuck)
Friday, November 08, 2013
Well I had my consult and cost for adominaplasty (think I said that right) is 6,500.00 and some change. That is discounted as it will be attached to the hernia surgery already scheduled (doesn't seem very discounted but that's a gripe not the issue). No I don't qualify for insurance to cover this which is both a blessing and a expense.
Here's my Issue. From discussing with my RNY surgeon who will do the Hernia I may have to be opened to get to the hernia anyhow, although he's going to try not to. If I have to be open do I want him to do it (the last scar is not pretty but, hey I am alive), or do I want a plastic surgeon to do it. If I have the plastic surgeon do it (which will cost out of pocket), do I want to get that tummy tuck and have only one healing time. Can I live without a tummy tuck? YES, easily. But if I am gonna be cut do I go for more bang for my buck so to speak? I have not decided yet but would love some feedback from folks who have had these procedures and may know more about them.
Day 8: I am thankful for the opportunity to correct an error. Jesus grants that in the Largest example, for he grants forgiveness from sin. I kneel before his throne of mercy daily and am thankful to be able to. Even though I strive to be a good person, I am a sinner and have many flaws and sins and I need Jesus for daily! I however am thankful for the small ways as well. Correcting spelling errors, or wording. I am thankful to be able to say I am sorry, and truly am sorry to have behaved in a way to have to. I am thankful for the free will that allows you to make a change and begin a new. I like many don't like change but find that change is often a good thing. This year has been a year of change personally with weight loss, greater health, and stronger faith for having to depend on Jesus that he will provide. Despite all the difficulties of this year, I am genuinely thankful to correct the error of habits that lead to me being unhealthy. I am thankful for the opportunity to correct an error.