I want to thank everyone who has been so very helpful the past week or so. I have been given some great advice and insight about WLS.
Tonight I meet with my "Case Worker". Because of some of the suggestions that I received here, I contacted my insurance company,not just once, but twice. The first time about all I got out of the conversation was, yes baratric surgery was covered, BUT it had to be done at a Blue Distinction Center.
So after reading a few more posts that said call them and call them more than once, I did just that. Today I talked with a wonderful woman who told me where I could get the "rules & regulations" reguarding coverage, prerequisits, everything needed. She even told me that there are some things (like the doc supervised weight loss that aren't covered as well, but once the approval for WLS is done they will go back and cover them, for two years prior.
I have learned of the different types of WLS. I am leaning toward a DS and will discuss it with the surgeon. I will listen to any suggestions he has, but in the end I will choose the surgery I want. And yes I found out a DS is covered by my insurance as well.
I also found out that because my BMI is over 50, I may also qualify to have excess skin removed. That was soething that was a bit of a dark cloud over my head.
I would name each of you who have been so very helpful, but I am afraid I will accidentally leave some one out. Every one has been so helpful and supportive!! It is just amazing!
I look forward to this journey and am thankful for the amazing support!!