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Surgeon: Dr. John Goering, M.D.
Well I have had my consultation with Dr. Goering and now is the waiting of the insurance. I am pretty sure I will not have much trouble with getting this approval. I know its only been a few days but i am already getting impatient in waiting for a reply. I will let you know when i hear....
Well recieved my call from doctors office and the insurance company wants me to have a psychiatric and nutritional evaluation. I wish i knew what that all consists of and reason why.
Well I have gotten my date for the evaluations not till the 19th. I really wanted it before classes started again, but i think this is very important and my classes will be there when i return. Thanks to those that have replied back. I have decided to put off my foot surgery until christmas vacation, this way i am hoping to have the surgery done in October if all goes right. Then by christmas vacation i should have a few lbs off. I know i will still have difficulty getting around for at least 6 wks after my foot surgery, but at least it will be less than i am carrying now. Catch ya soon........
August 23--- Well its been a while since i have been able to get on here to let you know how things went. I was worried over nothing as both visits were very short, sweet, simple, and to the point. Now is the waiting again. I don't think it should take to long for both places to get there reports back to Dr. Goering's office, so i am going to do alot of praying this next week and maybe by sometime next week they will have an answer for me. I have been busy with school, classes started last Monday and boy do i have lots of work to do, lots and lots of reading. I am taking 17 credits this sememster. So between that and work not much time for anything else. Well i hope everyone is doing well and you are all in my pray's.......
Just thought i would drop a line. I have recieved my approval for surgery. If all goes well it will be October 26
October 11 Well its just around the corner. Getting little nervous about it all. I know that I will be fine once I am in and out of the hospital. I have been doing alot of soul searching the past couple of weeks something I have been wanting to do for quite sometime. I have been talking with my teachers and have only two left to talk with. We do not have classes the 21 or 22 so this will give me time to get my class studies done before the surgery. I have been really worried about whether or not I will be feeling well enough to go back to classes the following week. I am a real believer on pushing myself.
Once I get this surgery out of the way i will be having another over christmas vacation. I was in a car accident last December and almost didn't make it and I have one lasting effect to get taken care of. I have torn the tendon on my right ankle and have been in a air cast since June when I finally went to the doctor to find out why i was having so much pain. So with all the back pain that I have is even more intense to the point of unbareable. I was doing so well with swimming this summer and now I am not even able to do that as it hurts my foot so bad. So now i can't take walks, and the swimming is out until i have my surgery. I get really frustrated with myself and if like I am so helpless. Then I see someone or read about someone who is in so much more pain that i am in that I have to pull my head out and feeling sorry for myself. I have had two major back surgeries and after the accident i messed up my upper back. I am hoping and praying that this surgery will take some of the pain I have away. I take pain medication on a daily base somedays its so hard to get out of bed, but i make it somehow. I have a wonderful husband that has been so so supportive, we were engaged and to be married the 19th of December 2003 and i had my car accident the 15th, but i pushed it and made it to the justice of the peace the afternoon i was discharged from the hospital. He was there for me then as i was unable to do anything for myself, he even tucked me in bed everynight :), he is so very supportive of me having this surgery that i know that when i get home that i will have the love and support i need. Both my children are very supportive, and the rest of the family is to. My gosh here i am rambling on and on not sure if i have made any sense or not but i feel better after talking to myself.........lol.Well its almost midnight and have early classes in the morning so i better close for now. I will keep you up dated as I go for preop testing the 22nd....Thanks to all and I have you in my prayers......
October 16 Well it gets closer and closer everyday. I have been doing alot of reading on the site and it has really helped me in some of the feelings I have been having. Like is this really for me, will it be everything i expect it to be, then there is the fear, the fear of something happening or not making it. All i know is that i say my prayers that all will be fine. I think the reason i have been thinking about this so much is that my research paper i am doing for college is on living wills, DNRs it get the mind working and really thinking about life... well my best to everyone and thank you so very much for the e-mails, as they mean so much......
Well tomorrow is the day. I am getting little nervous and excited all in one. I have such a great support group at my place of work and they have really been my strength. I don't think that my husband really understands what I am feeling, dont get me wrong he's behind me 100% but it still hasn't really hit him what to expect, but maybe i am wrong and he does and is just waiting for the time to come. He will be taking me in the morning we have about a 3 hour drive so it will be a nice time to talk. Well i will let you all know how things go.
Just want to say that i have everyone else in my thoughts and prayers for there day tomorrow also............
That he was much younger than I expected. He was very thorough with his explaination of everything. More than willing to answer any question that you had. Deb his nurse is the greatest, she was always there for me when I needed her to answer my questions. She followed through well with the insurance company.
blue cross blue shield Anthem, ppo
I knew not to expect anything soon. It got to be three weeks and i finally recieved a letter requestiing that i get a phyic evalutation and then meet with a dietician. I did that and then recieved another letter that said that i really had everything my medical doctor had written to them. My surgeon just faxed them the lettter. Well that took three weeks and i finally called and they said that they had never recieved the fax. HUMMM well then i called my surgeons office and she called them and had them on the phone and low and behold they recieved that faxed and i was approved three days later. I really didn't try to be pushy as i feared that that might make matters even slower. i think my husband was more impatient than i was when it got to be about 4 weeks i started to become fearful of rejection.