Nicki104 left a testimonial for Carl Sunby, M.D.. 8 years, 11 months ago
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Nicki104 set a surgery date: Oct 06, 2010. 9 years, 1 month ago
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Nicki104 selected a surgery type: RNY. 9 years, 1 month ago
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Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 1 month ago
How can United Healthcare get away with this? - So, my surgeons office submitted my pre-auth. paperwork to UHC on July 5.  Today, I called UHC to check on the progress.  I was informed that they didn't have ANY pre-auth. paperwo...

Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
Submitted to insurance today.... Take 2 - Well, I just got the phone call from the surgeon's office.  They have officially submitted me for insurance pre-authorization today!  This was done once before and the insurance TO...

Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
I should know better -- but my hopes are UP UP UP! - First, I recieved my letter from "the team" last week.  The only requirements on it were confirm insurance, attend another support group and have TSH checked prior to surgery.  The...

Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
An empty victory -- but it still feels good - Today I finally recieved my approval letter from UHC -- it only took 2 appeals and 5 months!  It is also an approval for a surgeon that will only be covered until June 30th so I ha...

Nicki104 selected a surgeon: Carl Sunby, M.D.. 9 years, 4 months ago
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Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
For today -- things are coming up ROSES! - Well, I called UHC on Tuesday to find out why they hadn't called me back like they said they would.  After talking to a "lovely lady" and quite frankly verbally abusing her a littl...

Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 5 months ago
Why do they enjoy yanking my chain? - So, I have been patiently waiting for a response to my SECOND appeal from UHC since March 8.  Today, i finally lost all patience and called them.  The response was that they need 3...

Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 6 months ago
I hate NOT having control over all of this - So, I have recieved the insurance companies response to my appeal.  They of course talked in such babble - I am still not 100% sure of what they are saying.  I THINK they are now s...

Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
I am so tired of being strong - I got a denial letter in the mail last week from my health insurance.  This is after I was told that "There isn't bariatric coverage" and then "Sorry, there is bariatric coverage" ...

Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
The nutritionist.... - So, I had my FOURTH visit with the NUT this week.  She FINALLY gave me her stamp of approval.  She will now go back to "the team" and tell them that I am ready for surgery, on Mond...

Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Turkey Day & Black Friday - I made it through Thanksgiving fairly well.  My last visit with the NUT, I was told to eat when I was at a 4 (on a scale of 1-10) and to stop when I got to a 7.  I may have gone to...

Nicki104 wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Reality is Sinking in - I have been a member of this site for a long-time and yet I haven't actually starting "using" it until the last couple weeks.  I have been considering WLS for quite some time.  It ...
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