I know there are a number of dopers who’ve had weight loss surgery. On May 24th, there’ll be one more!
I’ve been investigating weight loss surgery as a possible solution to my morbid obesity for about two years now. The deciding factor was talking to Opal at a Dope Fest in Ohio about her surgery. She told me all about the duodenal switch, and that her insurance had paid for it! In November of last year, hubby started a new job with the Federal gov’t, and one of the factors in choosing the health insurance that we did, was the likelihood that it would pay for me to have the ds. I knew they still might deny me, and I might have to fight. I was prepared for that.
I saw a weight loss surgeon in Baltimore about three weeks ago, and we discussed why the ds was the best surgery for me, and he said he’d submit the letter to my insurance co. requesting coverage. I told him I was prepared to fight them on it if they denied me. But they didn’t! A half an hour ago, the phone rang, it was the doctor’s office telling me I’d been approved! I have a surgery date of May 24th, and I’m so excited about this opportunity that I can hardly stand it!