I have been struggling with weight since about the age of 8. I remember going to weight watchers at the age of 12. After college, I gained 40lbs in one year. I have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which doesn't help with the weight. I love to eat- I eat for all occasions- happy, sad, stress, etc.... BUT I am tired of food ruling my life! I have always lived to eat and I want to change that. I want to eat to live!
I gained more weight after two kids and have been quite miserable. I have done many different diets and lifestyle changes but it is typical...lose weight, gain it back plus some.
I looked into surgery a couple years ago but my insurance did not cover it.
In November, we switched insurance companies and they cover it! Here is my timeline of events:
11-10-12- Information session
11-12-12- Verify benefits
11-12-12- complete and return questionnaires to doctor
11-16-12- view on line EMMI presentation
11-29-12- Bariatric screening with nurse and dietitian
12-10-12- psychological evaluation
1-3-13- Consult with surgeon- Dr. Amir Heydari
1-21-13- Request for authorization for surgery sent
1-24-13- Approved! wow that was fast (though they did not call and tell me until 1-28-13)
1-24-13- 1st pre-op class
1-31-13- 2nd pre-op class
1-31-13- pre-op appointment with surgeon
2-2-13- Begin pre-op diet
2-12-13- Surgery scheduled!
I am so excited and nervous all at once. I have prayed for this and God has heard my cry. I know it will NOT be easy but I am so ready for this.
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 227 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 162 lbs
Goal Weight: 120 lbs
Weight Lost: 65 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/03/2013
Surgery Date: 02/12/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
bonita19's Bariatric Surgeon
Surgical Associates Of Fox Valley
10350 Haligus Road
Huntley, Illinois 60014