It is on!
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Since my last post on 07/14, I had a few more items to take care of so that my lap band "package" could be sent to my insurance co for approval. Yesterday, I got the news: I am authorized! I double checked with my surgeon's office and the insurance co this morning and confirmed everything. So, barring any last minute illnesses, etc., I will have the lap band procedure performed on 09/28!
So the emotional roller coaster begins. I've had surgeries and procedures before, but none that have the potential to be so life changing! To feel fullness at the early stages of eating a meal. To be comfortable with 1500 or so calories a day! To watch years of weight gain finally and permanently get reversed! Oh I know -- the lap band is just a tool. But in my mind it is a vital one! One that will allow me to stop taking meds for diabetes. One that may even allow me to stop using my CPAP machine. One that may end up adding years to my life!
I know there are some naysayers out there. I understand. But let me have this chance to change my life. I only get one....