I am just gutted. My head hurts and my sinuses are swollen from crying so much. My surgeon's secretary phoned this afternoon to tell me she had to cancel my surgery. Reason: Tricare (military insurance) has failed to pay for all the services this surgeon and the hospital he works at have provided, since July. As a result, they have no choice but to suspend services until payment is received, which I fully understand. This is at least the 2nd time they've had problems with Tricare..........yes, Tricare does EVENTUALLY pay, but not in a timely manner, which is where the problem is.
Since I'm overseas (England), my options are very limited. I guess I'll have to begin fighting the system in the morning and see what happens. I'm just afraid this surgeon/hospital will be fed up with dealing with the military system and decide to not provide services for us anymore. Even if Tricare does pay up soon, I know my date of Dec. 17th will be gone, as this surgeon can't hold slots for military people when there are other people who can pay cash or have private insurance. This surgeon is a kind, british man who truly cares about obese people, and I know he feels bad for being forced to make this decision. I feel like I will have surgery at some point, but I just don't know when. I can't think straight right now, as I'm beside myself with being so upset. Please pray for me (and the other people this will affect), that this situation will be resolved soon. Thanks for listening....God Bless
Surgery Date: who knows now