Going on 3 years
Apr 05, 2009I have been working on getting approved for surgery going on 3 years. I have had three different insurance companies and now finally have approval to "participate in the severe obesity program and preparation process for bariatric surgery". I have a long way to go to actual surgery. I have 8 weeks of classes and several other steps to go through. I am trying not to let my fear get in the way. This is the farthest I have gotten in the process so I am looking at it as a blessing and know that I WILL HAVE SURGERY. I love the approach that Kaiser takes in this process. They want to make sure that I have made lifestyle changes and behavioral changes BEFORE I have surgery.
What is hard is that I still weigh 357. My knees are killing me and my diabetes is getting worse. I am so tired most days and just want to get some of this weight off so I can walk and exercise. I know I feel better when I do.
Head up and charging ahead.