Well, a tentative surgery date, anyhow.
I met with Lisa, my patient advocate, on Tuesday and assuming I can complete my doctor supervised diet on March 1st – and there are no hangups with insurance – I’ll have WLS on March 23. I’m excited and nervous. Now I just need to make up my mind whether I’ll have gastric bypass or a duodenal switch.
This past weekend I participated in the first ever Walk from Obesity in Augusta, GA. The event helped raise over $3000 in support of the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) Foundation and its research and professional education initiatives, and the patient and general public educational and advocacy programs of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). The organizers did an awesome job of making this happen!
A few thoughts while I was on my way to meet with a dietician for the first time. Pardon my rambling.
We just got word that our max out of pocket insurance expenses are increasing by another $1,600 next year. I’m glad we have insurance, but we get less and less each year and end up paying more and more.
Anyhow, I had to move my psych consult back until the beginning of next year. Since it represents at least $300 out of pocket I’ll have to pay, I might as well have it apply towards next year’s expenses (of which there will be many).
Did I mention I’m going to be a dad again? Kim’s due around the time when I plan to have the surgery done. I might possibly be insane. Not quite sure where the money will come from to pay for everything, but we’ll make it somehow.
My nutrition assessment is next week. I’ve got my first appointment with my new primary care physician on Friday to start my supervised diet. I’m glad things are starting to move along.