It's been a long, slow, and quite an aggrivating road. I've done research on gastric bypass surgery for over 2 years now, and wanted it after one month of research. It's a hurry up and wait game because of all the stupid evals I have to get per Wellcare before they approve the surgery. I started this journey the middle of May 2006, and its now the middle of October 2006! Getting the refferals and appointments take a long time, and I'm sure that Wellcare was hoping I would say forget it and stop pursuing this surgery. To Wellcare...NOOOOOO WAY!!! I want to go back to work and enjoy the rest of my life, so trust me, I will continue to pursue this avenue vigorously! Hound you if I have to!
December 14, 2006-- Denied!!! I can't believe it. Medicaid denied me! I am so very upset, depressed, been crying all day. I just can't believe it. I feel like I'm in a prison, and my life is going no where. Screw everything, I give, they won.
February 10, 2006-- I decided to appeal Medicaid's decision. On January 9, I sent in my appeal after doing research online and finding some good links to add into my appeal. I received the overturn on the denial today! I don't know if anyone knows how HARD it is to get Medicaid to overturn a denial, but I did it and now come Monday, I will be scheduling my appointment for the surgery!!!
September 27, 2007-- Wooohooo I did it! At 6 months I lost 110 lbs! Yaaaayyy!!!