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Surgeon TestimonialPeter Frederick Crookes M.D., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S.First impressions are everything. This surgeon is caring and absolutely does all three of the wls. I have choose DS. Dr. Peter Crookes is a great man, and I feel secure that he will be successful on my surgery. If you want more info, e mail me. Thanks! Good Luck!!
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OK, So all is not well in my world..BUT.. I keep... on August 28, 2007 5:37 pm
I wanted to share this pics with you to show you how bad these ulcers are on my legs. I am going to a foot dr on sept 17th, and this is going to be a long road. They will try to salvage the mess left behind from these other quacks that left me for dead. I also wanted my hubby to take a pic of me, on this day, even tho I am in pain, have all these illness, and may also have Hypothyroidism, and an upper respiratory infection today, I am still smiling, it is hard, but I am. Thank you for all the prayers and support, I love you all so dearly. THANK YOU!!
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Had to go to the ER, 2 times..8/22/07,8/23/07 on August 26, 2007 2:43 am
Well, I have leg ulcers really bad on both of my legs, my right leg has it on noth sides of my ankles, and my left, has it on my chin. On 8/22/07, I scrapped my right ankle on my desk, just babrely, and it bleed, and began to get swollen, so I went to the ER. At that time, there3 was no sign of Cellilituis, so I was sent home with Valium and Kepflexen (antibiodic). Was told to follow up with my Dr. the next day, and if it was getting worse, then it probably was Cellilitis, and my Dr would have to admit me... OK so the next day, 8/23/07, I woke up to severe pain, my foot had swollen up to were I did not even have a foot and I called my Dr.'s office, had then page her. I also had a 9 am appt with the Sleep Dr. to scedule my sleep stydy, and was not going to iss that, as I had been waiting a long time for that appt, so Dave and I went to that. I got my sleep study scheduled for Sept. 5th, at 10 pm at the Sleep Logistics Center. Right off the bat, the sleep Dr. ask me if I get sinus infections easy, and I said yes, then he asked if I had any type of sinus surgery, I said no, and that made me suspious, is that normal questioning? Or did he see something? I guess I will find out in the leep study.. In the mean time, I was waiting to hear from my Dr. Went to her office, then was told she is on vacation, she would not be in. OK.. so I took more antibiodics, lortabs, 7.5 x 2, and waited till about 4 pm. I could not stand it anymore. I called my Dr.'s office and said I am going back tothe ER, something is not right. They said go ahead and go, just have ER call them once I was there. So off Dave and I go. Swelling in both my legs at this point, but more severe in my right leg and the pain was similar to how I would imagine a thousand pieces of shredded glass attacking the bottom of my foot and sides of my legs and being pushed in. Plus add the "on fire" feeling, and that is the best way i can descibe it. It hurt to the touch, and and the wait in the ER was the worst, and everyone looked at me as tho I was a burn victim, which I should be used to it, but I do not think I ever will be use to it. .. So we get back to the ER and the same Dr. tht saw me the night before, says'what happened?" I said "look!" I showed my leg, and told him my Dr.'s office told me to come in and have him call as soon as I was there, he said"well I wanted you to follow up with your dr.." and I said "well she is on vacation, and I do not want to bouced around because I was misdiagnosed for my gall bladder diisease for 4 yr, made 72 visits to the ER in 2 different states, seen 6 different Dr's, and no one figured it out til I almost was dead and had to go into emergnacy surgery, and had open gall bladder removal. Now these are my LEGS, and I am iabetic, and I am scared, and am in pain, and do not have time to fight over who should be doing what. I need help now." After that, he worked right away, took my blood, had a nurse come in to start my IV, and she was over worked or something, but as she tied the rubber band around my arm, they called over the intercom, and she pulled back far and then let go and it snapped back on my arm so hard, it left a welt. I told her that was uncalled for, Dave jumped up, she yelled out some profanity, and said "every god dam time I turn around they want me to do this, that and what ever, shit, I can only do one thing at a time." then she apologized to me, and she left the room. Just then, the ultrasound guy came to take me to check if I had any blood clots in my leg, which, thank god I did'nt, but when I returned, the nurse was there, trying to start my IV, and she saw the welt she had made, and tried to play if off by saying, "geez, are you sesitive to the bandaids or something?" I said "No, that is the mark you left when you threw your fit!" So, she apologized again, and when she went to put in my IV, she fused my veins, not once, but TWICE, to the point where she had the Dr come in and start my IV treatment of antibiotics, and painkillers.. altogether, we wanted from 4:16 till 9:39 pm, to get relief. I know for some that is not a long time, but I counted every single minute I was in that horrible pain, and it felt like a lifetime. All test's cam e back as Cellitis, which is an infection in the skin. Here is the full definition from Wikipedia with a picture, so NO this is not my leg,lol!!
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Cellulitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue underlying the skin, that can be caused by a bacterial infection. Cellulitis can be caused by normal skin flora or by exogenous bacteria, and often occurs where the skin has previously been broken: cracks in the skin, cuts, burns, insect bites, surgical wounds, or sites of intravenous catheter insertion. The mainstay of therapy remains treatment with appropriate antibiotics. Skin on the face or lower legs is most commonly affected by this infection, though cellulitis can occur on any part of the body. Cellulitis may be superficial — affecting only the surface of the skin — but cellulitis may also affect the tissues underlying the skin and can spread to the lymph nodes and bloodstream.
It is unrelated to cellulite, a cosmetic condition featuring dimpling of the skin.
My legs look worse then this. I will be adding pictures of my legs shortly. It really sucks. This is another slap of reality to me, that this disease is a KILLER. So if you have any wounds, ulcers, foot sores, do not be ignorent, as small as it may seem, go get it checked out, because you are at risk for Cellilitis. It is serious. And left un treated can lead to gangerne.. So on Monday, I have to follow up with my Dr. I have been on bed rest for the last few days, and lots of pain meds/antibiodics. They seem to help as far as the sweeling goes. I can see my foot again. They are worried about two major things that would send my back to the ER: Fever, and Low BP. My BP was abnormally low since I went to the ER on 8/22/07, it was 91/55. And when I went back on 8/23/07, it was 90/54, 92/50. For me, this has never been an issue, I have always maintained a 120/80, always, until last week, with a high reading of 149/93, and now a consistant low reading. So, if it goes under 89/49, it is back to the ER, and a fever over 105, they said, I will be visiting the ER. Thank god so far, no fever. This is the first time I have felt good enough to sit in front of my computer to write. Now that I have posted an undate, I will be catching up on my e mails. Today is also my oldest son D.J.'s 15th Birthday!! Yesterday, we were supposed to have his party, but because "mom was not well" we had to cancel. It made me depressed, because it was another thing on the list that had to wait on me and my health. But on a good note, it was a pool party, and we had a thunderstorm and hale, so things happen and don't happen for a reason, so had it happened, it would have been ruined. So maybe a small silverlining. We will be celebrating next weekend, provided I am feeling good. So now that I am all caught up, and got some energy, I will be answering e mail. Thank you all for your kindness and support to Dave and I , we love you all, and appreciate you more then words!!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA... on August 22, 2007 5:50 pm
At-Um.. Let me clear my throat.. Ladies and Gentlemen of this fine support establishment, it brings me great pleasure, (and laughter) to say, that not only is my insurance whom I will refrain to mention in this post, but the letter spell out B-C-B-S-I-L, (ppo) lol.. completely off thier A game entirely, but they DON'T even know if they are denying me, approving me, or reviewing me. Look in my history to see how many rounds this makes it.. I am thinking more like umm 6 since this started.. And you want to hear something funny? IF it were ME who was wrong, this would have been done and over with weeks ago.. So now, I have requested my file be reviewed by a bariatric surgeon.I am in the SSR status, yet once again. I talked to a Sealth. I finally received my letter from Ashlee, as she sent it on the 14th of ths month, and it was, the way she had prepardit, vagued, and now obsolite. But, it is still documentation from then, just the same. I will keep it in my records, and wait for the next letter, that was sent out 2 days ago, telling me, I did not lose enough weight, which, is not obsolite too, but again, I will be putting it in my records, and waiting for my next letter. I do hope this will bring my favorable result. I do not, as of late, ever see possible, how they can come to a conclussion of no. My file has not been properly reviewed, plain and simple. If that was not the case, I would have be approved already, and this BS crap shoot game would never had begun. But they like grasping at straws, and wasting time, to further delay the enevitable, well, so be it. But I know they know, I am not backing down. And so, with every little mynute thing they come back to say, I respond right away, and adviod appeal process some how.. Geez, How does one do that? Hmmmm, just think about it... Chow babes, Shirl
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OFFICALLY DENIED,REASON:'HAVE NOT LOST... on August 20, 2007 9:49 pm
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BCBSIL SAID "You have not lost enough weight", non was specified. Not in the policy, not on the phone, not in a letter, NEVER MENTION before.. But mind you, in over 4 yrs, I have lost 95lbs. Most recently, 10 lbs in 8 days from stress, and add some High Blood pressure, for the first time in my life. I want to share something with anyone who reads my blog, it goes BEYOND the whelm of playing by the rules, I got this next bit of information from Walt Linstorm, and Attorny, Advocate in California, his web address is www.obesitylaw.com I have learned so much about the laws in just a short amount of time. I wanted any one going through this to arm yourself with knowledge, if you have a Group plan, from employers, LOOK at why you do not have the same rights as if you had self funded insurance and why we get treated like SHIT.. Read what the E.R.I.S.A. act of '74 is: In the United States, employee benefit plans are exclusively controlled by a massive, often incomprehensible, federal statute called the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) (29 U.S.C. '' 1001'1461). In 1987, the United States Supreme Court rendered a decision called Pilot Life Ins. Co. v. Dedeaux (1987) 481 U.S. 41. In that decision, one of the most broadly sweeping and anti-consumer opinions in the history of the high court, it was determined that ERISA "preempts" all state laws with respect to employee benefit programs, which includes group health policies. What does that mean? Many of you are familiar with the term "bad faith" with respect to insurance companies denying claims. If they act unreasonably, they can be held liable for damages, possibly even punitive damages if their conduct is reprehensible enough in the handling of a given claim. However, since Pilot Life, policyholders no longer have a "bad faith hammer" to hit an insurance company over the head. That decision states that ERISA governs all rights and remedies in the group health context. Those remedies do not include damages for bad faith or punitive damages. In short, under ERISA, the only thing you can get are the benefits due to you. Sometimes you can get your attorneys' fees. That's it. RETURN TO TOP
How does this impact you everyday? Most of your patients have obtained their insurance as a benefit of their employment. That means their rights against the insurance company are strictly limited. Insurers know this and therefore act much more unreasonably in claims handling, knowing that the most that they can be held accountable for are the benefits themselves. They face little other exposure. Insurers know many patients won't contest a denial of benefits. They just go away. Insurers also know that attorneys are less likely to become involved in ERISA cases because there isn't the specter of large damage awards to making handling the case on a contingent fee basis worthwhile to either the patient/client or the lawyer. So insurers become tenacious in denying valid claims, knowing that they can't be held accountable. That's the primary reason why we have the difficulties we do in getting these procedures approved........((( Now))) That is on Walt's website to help Doctors learn how to help patients fight the good fight! I want everyone who has had to battle, JUST LIKE ME, to understand alittle more of WHY we have to, it helps when we write our APPEAL letters, it helps us to figure out WHY they treat us like they do. Before I knew all of this, I just thought my insurance COMPANY hated me!!! Come to learn, they HATE everyone EQUALLY!! It is political, it is about control, they have the money, the power, and NOTHING is STOPPING then, and THE LEGAL SYSTEM SET IT UP THAT WAY!!! Arm your self with knowledge, so that way you can plan your attack, we don't always win, but we don't aways have to run away either!!! GOD BLESS US ALL AND GIVE US THE COURAGE AND KNOWLEDGE TO STAY STRONG AND FIGHT THESE BASTARDS, AS THEY TRY TO STRIP US OF OUR DIGINITY, ROB US OF MONEY, AND PREVENT US FROM LIVING! Hugs, stay strong my family!!! Shirl
OK, So Today, I am not DENIED, back in review on August 19, 2007 12:06 am
OK, I would love to get off this ride now, please make it stop!! That is all I can say. As of yesterday, the Tech found that the lame letter they tried to send me, "YOUR medical document's show do not show your 6 month diet history was supervised by Dr." < (hey i'm with stupid), lol Anyway, same case as before, they did not revfeiw my fie, and this time Laurie ext 1231 found it and sent it back up to the reveiw unit, so now we have to wait til the VERDICT comes back on Wednesday. I, ey, eye.... I am SO tired of this PONY RIDE, MY ASS HURTS FROM ALL THE BOUNCING.. I much rather have the surgery instead, THANKS,
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