Dec 05, 2010I am so greatful to have had this surgery. Back in January 2010, I went to the doc just to talk about my blood sugar. It had been creeping up lately. When I got there, she said that she was going to refer me to bariatrics. This whole thing was HANDED to me.
ALLLL those pre op testing appointments went smoothly. I didn't miss a single one. My supervisor was supportive and let me have the time off I needed for my appotinments. I was worried about the psych exam for some reason, but she cleared me, it was no big deal!
Then the surgery went perfectly....textbook. I had some naseau in the beginning but that was my worst complaint. Very little pain. I feel so lucky to have had such a smooth ride throughout the whole process.
I feel for those individuals who have to fight their insurance companies and those who have to pay out of pocket. We have Tricare prime and I had my surgery in a military treatment facility, so everything was free. Again, I feel very lucky and truely blessed.
I am hoping for an uneventful recovery. So far so good. I wish the best for everyone who is about to have their surgeries!!