Dorthy is in DENIAL that the Wicked Witch is EVIL!
Oct 18, 2007
Dorthy Fights Off The Wicked Witch's Attacks!
Oct 09, 2007
1. Need a better dictation from the nutritionist.
2. They felt the Doctor's dictation was inadequate. They wanted a more complete review of systems. Now understand I have done medical transcription off and on as my aunt owns a service and I listened to his dictation and it was more thorough than many of the Doctors that I have scribed for.
3. They now want a five year weight history from my medical records.
4. They had the nerve to call and say they wanted it by 11am today or they were closing it.
But everything is submitted. I have been given a tentative date of October 23, so the prayers are needed if you have any to spare. I should have an answer by today or tomorrow. Here is to hoping this is the last time the witch gets an opportunity to attack with her flying monkeys. I have my bucket of water ready!
The Witch Attacks Dorthy Again!
Oct 07, 2007
Good news is I was able to eat a real meal. My husband cooked beef stroganoff and it was great. Problem is after being on shakes for so long my stomach did not agree and I had a horrible night of throwing up and indigestion. So was it just too rich a dish after shakes or was my husband really trying to kill me? I have been sticking to the shakes twice a day and a small meal once a day to be ready for the surgery. I have lost only 8 pounds in 3 weeks. I go back to the surgeron today for a "more complete work up" that the insurance company as requested in addition to more records.
We will see what happens this week. Thank you to everyone for your support. I appreciate all your notes and messages. Again I am so sorry it took so long to respond, but I was in areas of the country that have limited internet access, (yes I was surprised everyone didnt have high speed here in 2007), and I was on a plane in the air more than on the ground the last week.
THE FLYING MONKEYS HAVE ATTACKED!
Sep 29, 2007
My Meeting with the Tin Man...
Sep 25, 2007
My insurance sort of changes on Oct 1, but it is the same carrier, BC/BS NC. After speaking with insurance peeps at the surgeons office ( the munchkins) they say nothing will change but my out of pocekt will be a little more.
Oh and today Glenda the good witch (my head shrinker) said my results from my "Psyc Evaluation" came back and she said I was RIGID! She also said things like controlling, perfectionist, grounded....but RIGID. I am not sure I like that word. I am going to have to think about that. Best part was these test results said I was under a large amount of STRESS. Like I needed at test to tell me that. Just dealing with getting the surgery is a exercise in stress management. Oh well I soon will be at The Emerald City (OZ) and the wizard can transform me.
Is this where Dorthy finds out the Wicked Witch of the West is
Sep 22, 2007
I have decied to call Dr. Davidson on Monday and see what happens if I change my mind about which surgery I am going to have. Do I start the process over? Will my surgery date change? I guess I am about to find out. Ladies, Gentlemen I will be relying on you for my support. Who can I count on?
Sep 20, 2007
Okay, call me crazy! I went for my head check today to qualify for my surgery. I chose someone outside of the doctor recommendations and she was great! But some things I have been debating in my head with the "committee" came out. I am having doubts about which surgery I chose. I know the number one reason the band is not successful is COMPLIANCE. I think I am afraid to fail. Now this marvelous head shrinker says, " but you could fail at any of the surgeries, not just the band." I have always thought I needed to have a part in this and just assumed that with the RNY I would not have a part and the weightloss would just happen. I thought chosing the band made me stronger, but now I feel it may just be my psyco mind setting me up for failure. The head chick asked me my fear of having the RNY. I repeated exactly what my HUSBAND said to me and not what I really thought. "What happens if I get cancer, or need a transplant, the RNY would make it difficult to get adequate treatment." Before my husband said that to me I was willing to do any surgery. I have researched and researched every possible surgery to death. I know the statistics, risks, and benefits of every surgery type. I am the postive person in this relationship and would never think of the future in such a gloom and doom fashion, yet here I stand repeating his fear. So what do I do now? I guess I make a visit to Dr. Davidson.
Liquid Diet YUCK!
Sep 18, 2007
Starting the Yellow Brick Road to OZ!
Sep 16, 2007
I have finally chosen my Doctor! I have visited five surgeons and have chosen Dr. James Davidson in Dallas. I went to his seminar and met with him 9-11-2007. His office staff is great. He is a lot like my M.D. that I have had since I was 15, very to the point and professional. I feel very confident with him as my surgeon. I met with the Insurance Professional, Linda, who is super sweet. She and I worked together to get everything going on that end. She feels the insurance process will be easily taken on since I have few requirements, I was well prepared and had already set up those appointments. Today (9-17-2007) I have my nutritional counseling, stress test, and M.D. visit for TSH blood work. I have my psych evaluation on Wednesday 9-19-2007. Linda is so confident she has already put me on the schedule for 10-3-2007. How is that for fast work?