Happy ONE Year Anniversary to You! I hope that this post finds you healthy and happy. Please remember to drop by and update your profile from time to time. It's important for others to be able to see how we post-ops do on our journeys. You never know who you might inspire. Have a great day.
Best wishes on you surgery tomorrow. I know you will do great!! E-mail me when you feel up to it. And let me know how you are doing. Take care. I will be having surgery with Dr. Appel sometime in the next months.
Hi Karen, I had surgery with Dr.Appel on 5-31-01. Good luck with yours and contact me if you want to talk. You sound like you are doing fine, that your head is in the right place. You are going to do great. Talk to you later
Hi....I really wish you luck with your upcoming surgery. I had mine on May 15th and it has been the most wonderful thing I have ever done for myself. If you wanna talk or ask me anything at all please feel free to email me. I will pray that your recovery is safe and complication-free.HUGS*
8/29/01 - I had my preop testing on 8/27, glad that step is done. I'm really, really excited and can't wait for the surgery. I have some wonderful friends and family who are being so supportive and encouraging. The wait to get my surgery date was the most frustrating time!! I started the process right after New Year's Day 2001. I soon was told that I had elibibility & benefits, so I could do the psych eval. Had that in 2/01. Then they told me in 3/01 that the surgery was approved and gave me a precert #. I then had my gallbladder ultrasound & barium swallow. The last thing was to meet with the surgeon & go over signing consents. That was on 4/13/01, and from that day to the very end of July, I was WAITING!!! I thought I would go nuts before I finally got THE call. Then I started taking care of odds & ends I wanted to have completed prior to surgery. I work at a great job that has been very supportive about this whole thing. I am also very fortunate to have short term disability so I will be paid while I am out. God has been good. I pray for wisdom & skill for my surgeon, and no complications for me every day.