After a week of hell created by the stupid insurance company, things have ended on a high note. Surgery is going ahead on the 22nd of this month. That's like a week and a half away!
I will be doing self pay locally, but it won't be at the full amount. My surgeon is determined to have me in his programme and is 'committed' to doing whatever it takes.
Looks like the hard work I've put into the pre-op programme has paid off in ways I never imagined.
I am exhausted from the array of emotions I've gone through this week, but so happy. I think somewhere in the back of my mind leading up to this week was still a niggling thought about whether I truly needed this lapband surgery. well having the option seemingly ripped away from me by the insurance company made me realise how badly i want and need this. and now, with so many amazing people so solidly in my corner, i KNOW i will succeed.
my nutritionist feels i'm ok waiting till I go to her place Monday for a training session to get started on the liquids only diet, but since I'm travelling Tuesday through Saturday, I've decided I'd rather ease into it now so by the time i'm getting on a plane and staying in a hotel, I'm in a good groove. So this morning I juiced oranges. YUM.
Will pop into her office after a mid-morning meeting out her way to get the protein powder and other goodies I'm gonna need.
I've got a crazy schedule from now through mid October at this point - In Atlanta Tues 14-Sat 18 for a workshop. At work Mon and Tuesday 20 and 21. Surgery Wednesday 22. Back to work Monday October 11 or Tuseday 12 beause I *think* the 11th is a public holiday. Then off to Austin Texas for a conference October 17-19. Yikes!
Thanks to everyone who's sent such nice messages throughout this ordeal. looks like the positive vibes really do work :)