I was VERY happy yesterday and this morning
thinking I was FINALLY going to get the lap band and be a new & improved healthier me!! I went to my Dr yesterday and am getting a referral to a bariatric surgeon. I'm scheduled to attend the free seminar tonight. I just KNEW it was finally going to happen for me.
Now... I'm a bit bummed out
. Just spoke with my insurance company and found out they have a 5K max benefit on wls plus I have to pay the anesthesiologist myself. They said there's only one Dr. my PCP can refer me to. Then when I called to see how much that Dr charges for the lapband the office said 17+!!!
I don't have the $$$ to cover the difference!!
My BFF just had the surgery in March and has already lost 60lbs. She told me that if the Dr is under contract with my insurance company often times they are obligated to take what the insurance company will pay. I PRAY that is the case!! I really REALLY want and NEED the surgery.
I'm still going to the seminar tonight and praying for some good news. I'm not going to go home and drown my sorrows in B & J ....