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I am 35 years old, i have been in a relationship with a wonderful man for the past 5 years, and i have no children. Just like everyone i guess my weight has been my lifelong torment. I have never been "skinny" and i guess i have just grown accustomed to being overweight. As a baby i had endless fat rolls. that everyone said was cute. Well let me be the first to say now as an adult that baby fat isnt amusing anymore!!! lol I guess i am fortunate that i do not have any major health problems...YET! other than some edema in my legs and feet--for which i take a fluid pill everyday.My mom is diabetic and heart disease runs on her side of my family. Every1 on my mom's side of the family is overwieght...and just the opposite on my dad's side. I wud often ask God why i cudnt have more of dear old dad's genes...but i guess he made me the way he wanted me.
I actually was preapproved for gastric bypass 7 years ago but didnt know that i had to pay my out-of-pocket expense up front until the day i went for pre-testing. That was a shock and i wasnt prepared to pay that so i guess like all my diet attempts i just gave up and forgot about it.
Until now that is....i met a new friend recently and she and her husband both have had Lap band. I humbly admit that their success sparked something in me to try this once again. So i started my research efforts and got my mind set on doing it this time. The first step as we know is to call our insurance company to see if it will cover the surgery. Unfortunately my insurance at my day job EXCLUDES IT ALLTOGETHER!! i was saddened and feeling "down n the dumps"...that same night at my second job i happened to call a patient to pre-register her for outpatient radiology and she just so happened to work there also..and she is having surgery the 23rd of this month. God sent me this angel to open my eyes and stir me in the direction of obtaining insurance thru my second job...which this month is open enrollment!! she gave me some useful information and knowing that the same ins will be paying for her i felt like this was my GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY! i haave the forms to complete for my insusrance but it will not be effective until Jan 1st.but that's okay...
So last monday Nov 9th i went to the education seminar that is required by the surgeon i have to use in order for my soon to be secondary insurance to pay. Dr. Jack Rutledge will perform my gastric bypass..and he is wonderful!!! He is the nicest man and i feel he truely cares about his patients. I have the 10 page packet to fill out and when i go to his office i have to have this completed, a letter from my primary care doctor and my medical records for the past two years. So my appt w/ my pcp is Dec 2! knowing it takes a while sometimes to get anything out of the doctor's staff...i scheduled my office consult w/ Dr R Jan 4th. I hope that will allow enough time for me to get my letter and records from the PCP. i know that i will have to do the dietician/psychiatric evaluation & they offer it all in one day...at my surgeon's office!! Again i have to wait until after Jan 1st to go to his office or do my evals due to the fact that my primary ins will not pay for any of this..pretty much my hold up is waiting for my secondary to be effective. Im hoping the wait is the worst of my worries........I had hoped to have my surgery for my bday which is Jan 14th but it looks like i will be lucky if it even happens the end of Jan. So realistically im looking at feb.
I have no worries or fears as far as having surgery. I have been reading so much about what i can and cant eat...what to drink and when to drink it...so much to soak in ! I have read so many profiles on OH so tonight i decided to finally create my own profile. I have gained so much inspiration from evryone on here and i do wish everyone the best of luck on their journey!!