Update! Met w/the surgeon!

December 15, 2007 at 12:10 am Leave a comment

I had my first appointment with Dr. M. on November 28th.  He is really awesome.  He feels that I am an ideal candidate for surgery and I really NEED the surgery.  I told him about my reflux problems and another problem I’ve had in the past (throwing up w/lots of pain).  He thinks that the latter is my gallbladder.  He gave me the info to set up my pre-surgical testing, and scheduled me for an upper endoscopy to try to get an idea of what is going on with my reflux.

I had the upper endoscopy done on December 11.  It came back clear–no physical issues he could see.  He did again stress the need for me to have the lap-band surgery.  I have my day of pre-surgical testing on Monday, Dec 17th.  I’m nervous.  The hospital schedules everything in one day, so that day, I’ll have my gallbladder ultrasound, an EKG and stress test, pulmonary function test, and meet with a psychitrist and a nutritional counselor.  If I get through all of that ok, everything will be sent to the insurance company for approval.  I meet all of their requirements, so I’m hoping it will be a quick and easy process.

I’m excited and I’m nervous.  I’m worried that the insurance company will find some reason to reject me, and if that happens, I don’t know what I’ll do.  I’m excited because this is going to be the start of a new life for me.  I can’t wait to start losing weight and getting healthy.

I’ll update more after hell day on Monday.

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Stats

Surgery date: 2.28.08
Highest weight: 350 lbs
Surgery weight: 339 lbs
Current weight: 262 lbs
Goal weight: 175 lbs
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