Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 5 months ago
On telling people about surgery - I was in a career goals session tonight and the coach made an interesting analogy: sometimes it is best to share your goals with others only after they are more developed and solid...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 5 months ago
Go, girl! Nice CNN segment- from MO to triathlete. - I figure the more we get positive press, the less our friends and families will freak out about our surgeries. http://www.cnn.com/video/standard.html?hpt=hp_t3#/video/us/2013/01/15...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Back to fingers crossed! - I found out today that my appeal went in on the 11th via fax. Back to waiting and wondering. I really hope this has a good outcome.

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
OT: Teenagers! A vent about my irresponsible boy. - My 17 year old son cleaned his room today. He removed a TON of dirty clothes. I didn't think anything of this until a short time ago when I smelled smoke in the basement. Seems ...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
I am reading Al Roker's book... - I think everyone struggling with weight, or who knows someone struggling with weight, needs to read chapter 12. It is titled, "The best advice is no advice" and it touches on a lot...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
content of my appeal - or, some things I have lear - I finally got to speak to the insurance coordinator today. I sent her a Strongly Worded Email and cc'ed the office manager last night. I got a return call at 11am this morni...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Vent about insurance coordinator/dealing with offi - How do/did you light a fire under your insurance coordinator? I have faxed in my denial letter to my doc's office as directed and....nothing. OK, last week was still the holidays s...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Icd9 for psych work before/after surgery? - I am trying to submit my OOP payments for psych eval + 1session to insurance. The from I must use (UHC) gives me a list of icd9s to pick from -only mental health diagnoses. My psyc...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Denied! - Called to check in today and doc's office said they got a denial phone call from UHC. The reason they told me was because I did not have BMI >40 for past 5 years. Have to get the d...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Insurance going in today! - I just got a great phone call! I have completed all of my hoop jumping and all paperwork is in! Doc will be signing off on my packet and insurance coordinator will be sending in...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
From NPR: mobile apps to track calories help with - Based on what I have read here, I would say this also holds true for the WLS community: They ran a study using different forms of health tracking with a group of overweight ...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
what exactly do insurance companies mean by " - I talked to my insurance coordinator today and I mentioned my concerns about having a BMI 35 + comorbidities in my contract). She asked if I was diabetic. My answer: "I have nev...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte wrote a blog post 7 years, 7 months ago
almost a sigh of relief - Talked to LaTonya at the doctor's office today. She has received all documentation except the psych eval but the psych had called her and verbally said he had cleared me and wou...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte wrote a blog post 7 years, 7 months ago
Apparently I passed the psych test - Finished up with the psych eval today. I suppose I passed; the doc said I was knowledgeable about the procedure. He wants to see me improve my diet beforehand.  Now, the las...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte wrote a blog post 7 years, 7 months ago
Stuff on my mind today -   Did not manage to make it to support group yesterday. I could not find it confirmed anyplace but on the sheet that the surgeon gave me. I didn't want to head across town o...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte wrote a blog post 7 years, 7 months ago
Stuff on my mind today - Did not manage to make it to support group yesterday. I could not find it confirmed anyplace but on the sheet that the surgeon gave me. I didn't want to head across town only to...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte wrote a blog post 7 years, 7 months ago
self-disclosure + defensiveness - The other day, the psych (I should call him by his name, Ronen) asked who I had told I was doing this. I told him nobody but my immediate family. He asked why. I explained that ...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
triggering defensiveness in others, without even t - So today was my first "dry run" at telling people I am having the surgery (outside of my immediate family). I went in to my PCP's office to have the EKG done and remaining labs ...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte wrote a blog post 7 years, 7 months ago
preparation steps - I have been doing a lot of reading lately. Not finding too many surprises anymore. The information remains consistent. This is good, I think. Last week: surgeon consult (sel...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
I can't wait! - Thinking this morning that I will be in a completely different spot one year from today. Wondering how much I will have lost by then, what I will weigh, what size I will be wear...

Atl_Gadget_Grrl but u can call me Charlotte posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
United Healthcare Personal Care Support? - My first appt with the surgeon is Wednesday. I was pulling paperwork together and I see that I need to give 5 days notice to this group inside of UHC. Is this prior to doc visit...
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