Okay so, as you guys know- I had a sleep study appointment ordered for February the 14th... so ya, I spent Valentine's night in a sleep lab- hooked up to 30+ wires all over my head, body and face.
I also had chest/abdomen straps that monitor the breathing which were just a little too tight. Nasal plugs too. Ugh.
Adding insult to injury, the bed was like a rock and the room was ice cold (I'm prone to cold cause of my anemia.) Yikes! I mean, I thought it was gonna be easy as pie. Just sleep, right? Instead, I barely slept 4 hours and I woke often. What a horrible, uncomfortable experience! I hope I never have to do that again.
Anyway, Sleep Apnea was detected. The technologist also said he observed insomnia and aggressive tossing and turning...he concluded that I'm a pretty violent sleeper. No shit, Sherlock. :/
I couldn't wait to get out of there. I mean, I don't usually complain but I am Queen Cranky when I don't get my sleep! Grrr! lol
Unfortunately, my Psych Evaluation was scheduled for the morning right after the sleep study; February the 15th at 9:30 am. Since, I live over an hour from the Psych office I wasn't able get sleep at all. My old man got out of work at 6:00 AM and drove right over to get me- so he didn't get any sleep either. My poor baby. I'm lucky to have such a supportive man that loves me. Believe me, it doesn't escape me in the slightest...I am very thankful. :)
The Psych evaluation went super smoothly. It took about 20 minutes. Lots of questions, but in the end the doctor deemed me READY FOR SURGERY! Yay! Both birds killed with one stone...
When I got home, I changed my clothes and called my bariatric coordinator. She told me that the NEAREST appointment for a nutritionist is on March 3rd. I felt a little disappointed because I was hoping to get a Feb 22nd date. I'm gonna try to be patient and keep positive no matter what.
The nutritionist is going to cost me $290 for 2 years. $$$! It isn't covered by my state medicaid so it comes out of my shallow (dusty) pocket. lol. Also, UNTIL I finish that initial appointment with my nutritionist- I cannot get on the surgery waiting list. So, who knows if it will be in April after all. :(
I'm just going to do what I have to do and HOPE that I get on the Medicaid Patients Surgery List ASAP.
** In state medicaid, in order to get bariatric surgery- there's a waiting list.**
Waiting is the hardest part. Man, I am SO ready. I am so excited, determined and nervous-rolled into one. Keep me in your prayers, guys.
Here's hoping for my VSG in March/April...and to a new way of life. Cheers!
Ooooh Yeahhh! Raf and I are gonna celebrate our Valentine's Day in rock n roll style! Friday night we're gonna hit the casino, share some champagne, a good medium-well steak, some Social Distortion, and LOTS of kisses! ...That should SO make up for the sleep lab nightmare. ::giggle::
Big hugs for everyone!