It has been over a year since I've made my mind up. I am tired of being fat, morbidly obese, plus size, a big girl or whatever you want to call it. I'm tired of it. I have tried just about every diet there is. Some with minimal result, some with moderate result but none with permanent result. The hospital that I work for is starting to do bariatric surgeries and I am interested.
I know a few people who have had the lap band placed and I think that I want to have this done. I start the process. First you have to go to an informational meeting that explains the difference between the 3 types of surgeries. Then there is the 6 months of weight tracking, the psychological exam, the nutrition assessment and training and fitness assessment. All of which I complete, only to find that Tim's insurance considers this a cosmetic surgery. Roadblock! Lucky for me I have options. I an able to purchase medcal coverage for myself through work.
It has been a long wait, but the day has finally arrived. I am nervous, but know that I am in good hands. Dr. Fourman is an excellent surgeon and the nurses that I work with at the hospital are the best in the area. I will be taken care of!