so, I completed all my pre-op requirements on July 17. I moved heaven and earth for this to happen as I really realized how critical it was for me to do this. I know many of you have waited literally years so I hope I don't sound like I am whining (even though I clearly am) but I am so frustrated. Because my bariatric group has yet to send a request letter to my insurance company. First they told me they had. But the hadn't. Then they told me they lost my MH eval, I had it refaxed. Then they told me they had sent it again, and they hadn't. This has been repeated three times. Last thursday I called and talked to the office manager (and of course I was nice and accomodating and respectful because everyone knows you get more flies with honey) and she swore she was doing it that afternoon. And she didn't. At this point I really feel like they are just lying to me. And I am SO FRUSTRATED because I expected the pre-op stuff to take a while, I expected the insurance to take a while, I expected to wait for a surgery date. But I never expected to wait four weeks for them to send a letter to my insurance compnay asking for pre-authorization. And I feel this intense NEED to have this surgery done becayse nowthat I have finally decided to do it I, of course, don't want to wait one minute. So I am part whiny, part impatient, and part justifiably aggrevated that this office can't get it together and at least be honest about what stage I am at.
In my effort to focus on the postive, I will say that I have spent my waiting time doing really critical work on my emotions, my memories, mt body, and my attitude that will help me tremendously post surgery (see recent blog post for proof). But I am still SO FRUSTRATED.
Any suggestions other than to just wait it out and suck it up?