I know many have to wait much longer and jump through many more hoops, so I am very grateful. My insurance approval for weight loss surgery came through quickly and without a hitch. I had my last pre-op weight supervision appointment last Thursday, as well as a nutrition education session for post-op with a dietician (that was super depressing). I got really cold feet about this whole thing after that appointment. I wasn’t feeling too well that day, though, either, so I think that added to it.
I found myself looking at the dieticians list of what I could eat after the initial post op period, and it was basically deli meat with eggs, deli meat with cheese, deli meat with deli meat….LOL. I think I have to put it in perspective that they are trying to give some easy basic ideas, and that just because I am having wls, it doesn’t mean I can’t have interesting meals anymore. @eggface, I must dig into your archives! I also have weight loss surgery cookbook for dummies on nook that I haven’t really looked into yet, hopefully good ideas there.
I don’t have a scheduled date yet, because when I called her back, the scheduler had already left for the day and won’t be back until Thursday, so I have to wait until Thursday to get my date. Unless the doc is going to extend his vacation, surgery on the 21st or 22nd of December looks like a good bet. At my last appointment, she said that their sleeve patients are typically only in the hospital a day, 2 at most. So even if i had it on the 22nd, I could be discharged and home on 23rd if things all go well, 24th if it were 2 days.
The cold feet part of me is really struggling with the fact that I’ve lost 25 lbs in 3 months, and wondering if I could just continue doing what I am doing. But the realist part of me says, I will not be able to keep it up without some additional tools to keep me on the straight and narrow, and that this will be a way to really keep me going the way I should.
Also, I love my insurance. My total for surgery, with my 5 pre-op doc visits and psych eval included, is $325, plus whatever I end up getting charged for the pre-op bloodwork and final tests, I suppose those will cost something too. Wahoo!! not bad.