Jan 02, 2014
This is my first post to this blog. I have been a registered user for awhile but have mostly just read other people's posts. I have finally completed all of the clearances for RNY surgery but I don't have a date yet. My doctor has to wait one more week to submit for approval because I just changed insurance carriers. I have to admit this has me a little nervous. God I hope they don't deny it!
I guess I am scared and excited at the same time. For awhile I worried about dying but now I feel more at peace with it. I've never had surgery before but I figure that obesity will certainly kill me if I don't do something about it. Doesn't help that I am a nurse, too. Sometimes too much knowledge is a bad thing. Health reasons are a big motivator for me but just as much a motivator to having this surgery is my self esteem. Like so many other people on OH, I have battled obesity most of my life. I have gained and lost and gained over and over again. My self esteem and body image have been bad for just as long. So at this point, I would like to stop feeling sorry for myself and take action.
Hoping to have surgery soon!