Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Final Consult Date!!

I called Dr. Watson's office today and got a final consult date of January 5, 2012 @ 10:30am!  I'm so excited!  This is going to happen this time!  I have all my paperwork, just have to get the statement that I had my pap done.  I'll go pick that up this week.  Then we'll take a ride down to JC to bring all my paperwork down to Dr. Watson's office. 

I'm not trusting USPS to bring this paperwork. No no no!  I'm hand delivering it myself to the office.  It's a nice drive down there and with Dillon out of school it will be a good drive for him as well. Maybe we'll take him out to lunch or something. :)

I have so many thoughts racing through my head.  A checklist of things that have to do be done before my surgery.  Once I have my final consult, Dr. Watson's office will submit my paperwork to Tri Care and it should take between a week to two weeks for me to hear back from them if I was approved or not.  

I'm so excited, I can barely sit still!  Nine days before I see the surgeon! Woooohoooo!!

Monday, December 26, 2011


UGH, stomach is so upset!  This damn medicine for the MRSA always does a job on my stomach.  I can't keep anything down. Last night I had a baked potato for dinner after getting sick when I tried to eat some broth.  I haven't had potatoes in 5 months.  I was actually able to keep the potato down.

Today, I had a protein shake and I swear it's laying on my stomach.  I'm doing everything I can to keep it IN my stomach because I need the nourishment. I can't live on baked potatoes while I'm on these meds. 

Tomorrow I can call Dr. Watson's office and schedule my final consult, thank goodness.  Steven is concerned about the MRSA and my pouch. What's going to happen if I have to take these meds and I have the pouch?  A legitimate question I suppose.  

No exercise the last few days other than chores and some walking around the property.  I'm so sick from the meds that I'm unbalanced on my feet.  One day at a time, I guess.  

Janee got her approval from Tri Care South.  I'm so thrilled for her.  Amanda has lost 59 lbs since 11/14.  She's doing amazing!  I'm so proud of her.  Soon I'll be on the losers bench too!  YAY!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I got my letters!!!!!

Woooohoooo!! I got my letters!!! I went in there today completely prepared.  I had 2 copies of sample medical necessity letters and a huge attitude!

I was down another pound as well!  When Dr. Abusara came in the exam room, I hit him with both barrels.  I explained that my blood sugars are out of control and that I'm having numerous outbreaks of MRSA due to the stress I was under.  I told him that it was his and Dr Chamberlain's fault that I'm so stressed out and that I was not leaving the office until my letters were done.

He immediately went and got Dr. Chamberlain and I blasted her too!!  She walked out. Dr Abusara apologized over and over again.  He had gone to Pakistan for 6 weeks. Dr Chamberlain told him that she was going to write my letters and he assumed she had.

I spent 3 hours and 45 minutes waiting for my letters but I got them!!!  He even gave me a great big hug and wished me luck!  Tomorrow I'll call Dr. Watson's office and schedule my final consult..again!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Two more days....

...and I see Dr. Abusara.  Hopefully, he'll either have my letters or he'll write my letters while I'm there.  I'm not going to hold my breathe but I'm hopeful.

I just did 30 minutes on the treadmill. I really pushed myself more than I had previously. My legs and hip is a bit sore but I feel good.  I should sleep pretty darn good tonight.  

Yule is today and its also the anniversary of mom's death.  It's been a rough month.  I miss mom so much.  I wish I could pick up the phone and call her or wrap my arms around her and hug her one more time. 

I had a chocolate protein shake, yum yum. Two chicken thighs, some greek yogurt, strawberries. A good food day.

I'll update on Thursday after my Dr's appt.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

It's been awhile...

It's been awhile since I've blogged but things started sliding downhill. Actually I'm still doing okay but my doctors aren't co-operating. Dr Abusara promised to have my letter written and my weight history to me before 11/1. Of course 11/1 has come and gone and I still don't have my letters.  

I had to cancel my final consult appt with the surgeon because of it.  I've been so depressed.  I tried to get in with a new Dr. but she can't see me until 2/2/2012.  

It's hard not to get into a major depression over all of this. I should have already had my surgery.  There are people who just started this journey and they've already had their surgery or already have a surgery date.  

Anyway, I'm keeping on and I'm now down to my lowest weight in 23 years!!  Still have a bit over 100 lbs to lose but I'm going to keep on, surgery or no surgery.  

Dr's appt on the 22nd so we'll see where I stand after that.  Wouldn't it be nice if my letters were done and waiting for me? Of course, I won't hold my breathe.