I started my efforts to get WLS in 2001. I was denied. Then, I tried again in 2005, and my insurance company only covered $3000. I then started the process again in 2007 with my new insurance company, BCBS IL. I met all the requirements, and they denied me. My case was turned over to Obesity Law, and I found out today, July 29, 2008, that I have been approved. Thank you Jesus!
I have lost and gained, lost and gained all through my life starting in the third grade. When I look back at my high school pictures, I was not obese. I weighed 135 lbs at 5'6" and was told how I was the fattest girl on the drill team. I was not the smallest, but I felt as big as I look now. I did not enjoy my life as a normal weight person as I thought I was huge and had little self esteem. I hope now I will be able to lose weight and keep it off.
I am a single mom of three. I have two teenage boys, and one daughter. I am from southeast Texas. I have been in San Antonio since 2005. I am a registered nurse and have worked for insurance companies since moving to San Antonio.