Sept. 5 2006
I called Dr. Hassan's office this morning and held my breath while on hold, and during the paper rustling when the nurse came back on line. "Mrs. Abernathy," she said in her thick east Indian accent, "your results are normal."
"They are normal? It, it was normal?" I weakly dared to inquire,as if just by asking I might scratch the cover off of a deeper more intimidating answer.
With as much understanding and tenderness as a loving mother might have she replied " Yes normal".
A tear caught in my hoarse voice. "Thank you."
I have learned that my new insurance covers WLS and looks like at a comparable rate to UHC. Yea!
What is Your Exercise Personality?
Your Personality Type: INSPIRATIONAL
You're the type who catalyzes other people into action. You know how to say all the right things, which is why people gravitate toward you, tell you their problems, and look to you for inspiration. You're creative and are concerned about achieving personal growth.
Your Exercise Rx:
Dual-purpose exercise. To you, working out is engaging only when it's about more than just your body. You are more apt to enjoy it if it's about being part of a community or about exploring your inner self. To enhance your spiritual side, try listening to music to set the mood for a peaceful workout.
Your first priority is to work regular exercise into your week. But also think about using your leisure time to burn off a few extra calories. Here are some extracurricular activities for your personality type:
Different personalities don't just take to different activities; they have to contend with different obstacles too. Here's what you might find in your path, as well as ways to get around it:
Because you may often engage in activities that involve instructors or coaches, you run the risk of being turned off by corrections or criticism aimed at you--or anyone else in your group.
Solution: Remind yourself that the teacher or coach is only trying to help you; if that doesn't work, look for a class or team that focuses more on teamwork or a teacher or coach whose style you prefer.
SEPT. 29, 2006 I just finished my first week back at work after being off all summer and the first 6 weeks of school. I'm an interpreter for the deaf at an elementary school. This year I am working primarily with K-1st.
These kids have been with a teacher with little control over her classroom and a substitute interpreter who didn't have much control either. I am walking back on the job weak and tired and have to corrall these kids and change their mindset about behavior and learning without usurping th e teachers authority. Said all that to say this...I'm exhausted!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not sick though which is fantastic!
Took off half day yesterday to drive all the way across Houston from my eastern suburb to a western suburb ( about 50 mi, Houston is huge) to see my WLS surgeon. I had to cancel my date from March 1 2006 because I had this pressure in my throat when I walked. (turned out to be cancer and had to have my thyroid removed ) While I was in the process of handling this situation the school district I worked for dropped my insurance and became self insured. So before the surgeons office would resubmit me for my NEW INSURANCE to approve me I had to see my surgeon. Come to find out he thought I had canceld my WLS because I was afraid.?? I mentioned it to him before March 1 that I was pretty nervous, but he's the one that canceld my surgery because of the throat problem. I wonder if he thought I had made up the symptom of the pressure in my throat, because none of my doctors I had a clue what it was and all still say it was a weird symptom. Now here I sit 6 mo later with an 8 inch scar across my throat. I guess he believes me now. Ok so he asks me what I want to do now. I say have WLS! Oh no we con't do that this soon after cancer, he says. He also needs letters from my cancer/thyroid/ear,nose,and throat doctors saying I can have the surgery now.
"My endocrinologist told me to wait two weeks after I finished radiation and have it" I said. He just shook his head like that doctor was crazy. "Can't do it it is too soon" he continues to tell me.
I didn't expect to have it tomorrow I want him to schedule me for Christmas break right away so I have first shot at getting in the schedule before it's filled up.
"How about Christmas break I asked?" "We'll think about it" he said, "Get me those letters and I want to see you in October and again in November."
So I'm thinking I got a good chance of a Christmas break surgery. I know the new insurance pays, they told me I will probably be approved in a month because they have 30 days to approve or deny. They felt sure I would be approved especially since I was pre-approved by my old health insurance
Then... I went to my first support group meeting last night since I was on that side of town. I am so impressed that this group is a group of my very own doctor's patients. It was very good to see healthy looking people who had already had the surgery.
One more Swangirl long post, I'm sorry
but ya'll are my buds and I know you dont mind really. HEY!!YA"LL WAKE UP!!