So I got my referral paperwork yesterday. Its official, I see my surgeon in 10 days. I had a phone call on Friday from the bariatric department at Kaiser to "check in" on me. The call started out great, just telling me that my letter was sent, but then it started getting negative. She asked how much weight I have lost, and I told her I maintained in the past month. Apparently that was the WRONG answer, because it triggered a long lecture about dedication and how the surgeon may refuse my surgery now. I was shocked and hurt. They never told me how much I needed to lose in the first place. Obviously 15lbs wasn't good enough. I was told by Kaiser that the surgeon would ask me to lose some weight before surgery, but I didn't know that I needed to lose it before I went to see him. Now I am stressing and worried that he will refuse me.
I wish Kaiser knew how to talk to their patients. It seems that all they know how to do is discourage and judge people.