Sunday, March 10, 2013

Insurance Approval & Pre Op Appointment

I got the call Thursday morning! Insurance has approved my RNY bypass surgery that is scheduled for March 18th, at 12pm! I had my pre op appointment, on yesterday, 3/9/13. Everything went well!

Dr. Mitchell did an exam, and showed me where my incisions would be, answered questions, and told me I'd have to be on Lovenox injections, one a day for thirty days after surgery. Bummer. Expensive bummer. It's worth it though. We've really been blessed to come up with our portion of all this, and I know we'll find a way to get the Lovenox as well.

So with insurance approval, and surgery in T minus eight days, I am in rare form! It's all I can do not to  think about it all the time.  I have to keep myself focused on the things I need to take care of now. I've been doing extra deep cleaning each time I do chores, I try to do extra. I've been keeping laundry up. I've made arrangements for my husbands meals for the first week after surgery. I did my pedicure, much to my displeasure, as I wanted to HAVE it done. I really wanted neon pink and green french tips. But oh well. I've got all spring and summer to get it done.

Right now I'm working hard to stick to the pre op diet. I'm not gonna lie, I've been a hungry hippo. I have to try to stay ahead of my hunger and keep my mind occupied when the cravings hit. I have managed to completely cut out late night snacking. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I'm really happy about that.

My weight is holding at 324. I have lost fat and gained muscle, and a little water, according to my TANITA scale reading. I really thought it would have been more. I have an EGD on Thursday, I'll try to do a post then and another video post (just did one today), and I'll probably be blogging here while I'm in the hospital as well. I'm going with my iPod and my tablet, I'm sure hubs will take his laptop. I don't see any need to take mine. I hope you'll be praying for me!!

If you have any questions leave me a comment or email me. It's late. Time jumps ahead tonight, and I really want to make Sunday school in the morning, since this is the last week that I'll be able to be in church for awhile. I'll attend both services tomorrow, and I'll go Wednesday night, and next Sunday morning, but that will be it for awhile, and this girl loves her church family!!

As always, thanks for reading! It means the world to me... I thought I'd leave you with a before pic.. took this last Sunday, 3/3/13.
... and there it is! Thanks again for reading!


  1. Good Luck...I can't wait to see how it goes for you! Thanks for keeping us posted!

  2. Beautiful Picture! I look forward to following along!


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