Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saw the Surgeon!!

So late Wednesday afternoon, I get a phone call from Watson's office telling me that they're missing my paperwork and my psych eval from my files.  What? I brought my paperwork down there last Thursday myself and the receptionist said she was bringing it directly to Angela.

There lies the problem.  Angela either quit or was fired and no one could find my paperwork.  I freaked out. I contacted Tedd Stephens and I contacted Pat Hughes and went off.  Then I decided that I was going to go to my appointment anyway.

My stomach was in knots all night long, I didn't sleep well.  I went to my appointment, Steven went with me.  He's the best.  He's just been so darn supportive, I can't ask for anything more.  We waited about an hour and they called us in.  We saw Flo.  I was down another pound. YAY ME!  LOL

Then I was told that I needed to take a test. A TEST?!? Hmmm Paula didn't tell me there was a stinkin' test! I'm gonna kill her.  ROFL!!  So I knew all the answers and where the questions were kinda fuzzy, I explained my answers.  I aced it...of course. :)

Dr. Watson came in and talked to Steven and I.  Explained the procedure, the risks and benefits.  We set a goal for myself.  He would like me to lose another 75 to 100 lbs. That's great because that's exactly what I would like to lose too!  He told me that anything I lose after that (and its possible to lose more) would be great but he expects me to lose 75 to 100 lbs.  Woohoo!! 

I'm psyched, excited, nervous, and a whole bunch of other emotions are rolling around in my head.  

Anyway, they told me that my weight loss history paperwork is wrong and that I needed the right paperwork sent to their office.  I went to my PCP's office and told them to fax it to the surgeons office. The surgeon will send the paperwork to TriCare and we should hear from TriCare in about 2-3 weeks about my approval.  Right now there's nothing I can do but sit and wait......

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Paperwork turned in!!

Thursday we drove down to Johnson City and turned the paperwork into Dr. Watson's office.  So that's done! Yay!  I had to battle again on Wednesday with Dr. Chamberlains office to get the results of my pap.  She had them at her house. UGH!  What a relief that I never have to step foot in that office again.  Starting February 2nd, I start at Dr. Wayt's office!

In the meantime, I have an appointment on the 12th down at Dr. Watson's office at 10:30am.  Yes!  But I have to admit I'm a bit hesitant and even a bit sick to my stomach thinking about the surgery.  I was all gung ho about it before but now that the time in closing in, the nervousness is setting in.

I guess its a good thing that I'm nervous.  I've heard others say how nervous they have gotten before their surgeries.  My hands shake and I get butterflies in my stomach when I think about it but I know that this is my best plan of action on getting healthy.

Steven is being so very supportive and that helps so much.  I don't know what I would do without his support and his love.  He's my rock, the love of my life.  With him, I can get through anything.

I've gotten together all kinds of stuff that I'm going to need on this journey.  I'm prepared, now just to get myself prepared mentally......