Dec 19, 2008I had been thinking about doing something about my weight for a couple years but wasn't sure I was ready. I went to the Doctor in February or March for my PAP and this was a new doctor as my other one moved away. She mentioned my weight and asked if I considered surgery. She also informed me that my insurance would cover it if I qualified and she was pretty sure I would. She asked me if I would like a referral just to check things out and I said sure. My first appt was April 24th. In talking to the insurance person I found I was considered fast track due to no special requirements for my insurance. All I needed now was clearance from the Psychologist and the other tests required by the Surgeon. I finally got clearance in June and then had to wait for approval from insurance. I could have had my surgery on July 14th but I was going to be out of town so my surgery was scheduled for August 4th. I had lost 18 pounds on my own between February and August.