Oh, the adrenaline is pumping. So Awesome 1st appointment. Dr. went over medical history, whether or not I'm a good candidate etc. Not a lot new since I just went to two seminars, but I really liked the Dr.
Met with the nutritionist who was super nice. Sometimes subject matter experts come across as condescending, but she was really down to earth-which I thought was refreshing.
Met with the coordinator, also super nice, here is our first hiccup. I can't travel for 6wks after surgery to avoid blood clots. Why is this an issue? I'm supposed to travel for work to Canada in May. So unless I get all my Shiz together by next week I have to wait until I come back. That would set me back until June. But she thinks that she can accommodate me if I get my stuff. OH-kay. She said that I could go next door to the hospital and see if I could schedule labs there. So right when we were done and went over and they were able to see me right away! AWESOME!
So, I got my chest x-ray, EKG and blood work done by 6;30pm. I left a message for the therapist to see if she could write the letter for me within the next couple of days. As soon as they have the letter they can submit it to my insurance, pending a 2-3 day turn around time I may still be able to meet the goal that they need!!!! So I'm asking for prayers! Things have been great so far, so I need it to continue. If I can get all of this going, the surgery would be scheduled for sometime the week of April 5th!!! I'm totally freaking out. I cannot tell you how fast I am typing this!
Since my BMI is not terribly high, he said that he's not too concerned about my liver so I would need to do pre-op diet for 7-10 days. I figured this was average, so no biggie. I have to give up my secret lovah. Coke. Ah, I will miss him. His bubbles make me tingle. But its necessary. He hasn't been good to me. I heard he's cheating with Mary (Band me...I'm ready! )
So this actually was not a quick update. And I realized I'm a total valley girl using super and awesome way too much! Thanks for hanging in there with me!