April 4, 2005 I'm a single mother of two. I have gone from obese, to morbidly obese, and now super morbidly obese. I had my consult at Barix Clinic in Langhorne, PA in March 2005. My insurance approved my surgery one week after paperwork was submitted. I have my stress test scheduled for April 18 and HbA1C is being drawn on April 16. Hopefully all will be fine and my surgery will be either before May 23 or after July 4. The week of July 4th I will be on vacation with my family and I don't want to be out of commision for that. My sister Bette had her surgery February 18th and I think she is doing great.
Parenting - I have a 4 yr old daughter and a 1-1/2 yr old son
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April 15, 2005 Well tomorrow I go for my HemA1C. God I hope it is under 8. I'm more nervous about the blood test then the stress test on Monday. Went to support group meeting at Barix on Tuesday. I really enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people. Almost can't wait to see them again.
April 19,2005 Oh Yeah! HemA1C was 6.7 and I passed the stress test. When I got into work today I had an e-mail from Human Resources letting me know that our insurance plan switched on April 15 from Personal Choice to Keystone POS. Now ~ I have to reapply for precertification with Keystone. Bette and I are going to post-op support group tomorrow. Although I'm not post op Barix said I could come as Bette's guest. Which by the way I'm so glad she is going.
May 10, 2005 FINALLY ~ got a date!!! July 11, 2005 Pre Admission Testing is scheduled for June 21.
May 14, 2005 I sit here tonight staring at Carly (4-1/2) and Jack (23 months) and cant imagine not being here for them. I guess it is hitting me hard because I just read a post on the main board that someone else had died. A woman named Mona who did not even make it off the table. She died of a blood clot. I can't die ~ I just can't. I'm trying not to think about the surgery and trying to consentrate on taking the kids on vacation the week of July 4th. We should have a great time with Bette, Linda and all the kids. I want a guarantee that I won't die and I know there aren't any. I just can't die. Watch over me Emily ~ I can't come now! I must stay here for Carly and Jack. I just can't die.