Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Status of My Bariatric Surgery Option

On hold.

I haven't had the guts to talk about it yet, but it was decided...I was having surgery.....then a GIANT PIGEON took a HUGE CRAP on the whole plan. It can be wiped away, but there are now massive delays.

Insuarance company will pay 90%...yeah
Jim's Insurance which originally agreed to pay the other 10%--now refuses under exclusion since my insurance pays so much.
Aetna requires 6 months of medically supervised weight loss program with at least 3 of the 6 months consecutive within the last 2 years. (no problem I have done this, right?)
Anyone who can remember the medically supervised Gym membership and the 3 month Super High Energy, Super Irritable Phentermine fiasco knows that this has been done.

So why doesn't it count????

My doctor never wrote down my weight.
No beginning weight, no check up weights, no nothing.

I am also required to see a nutrionist out of my own pocket.

The surgeon requires a 375.00 program free surgery just went up. It will now cost me 4500.00 out of my own pocket to undergo the procedure.

Since this has occurred, people have said 4500.00 isn't it worth it?...hmm sure! I will take it in small me for my email address, should you chose to give it to me for surgery and not feed your kids.

People...come on.

Hurdles...I hate them, but apparently I have learned to jump them, but the hoops...I didn't see them. They were hiding when I planned my path. I feel like everything I try to do is an episode of Bloopers and Practical Jokes with Ed McMahon and Dick Clark. I am just walking through life and they are narrating the whole thing: "Meet Christie, she wants to lose weight, she's made an appointment with a Bariatric Surgeon. What Christie doesn't know is, we outfitted the doctors office with hidden cameras and no matter what...Christie will not have this surgery...let's see what happens."

I don't know what to do now...

What I am willing to do is jump through their hoops and see how I feel about it in 6 months.


  1. Super expensive! Here you got ready for the possiblity and they slammed you with this shit! Hang in there, what is meant to be will or no surgery

  2. Well, like you said it is more than one bill it is not one single bill they are saying pay up now. If you put it in a contrast. $4500 or the rest of your life struggling without gain. Spend the money, it may take longer for you to afford it, but don't count it out if it is what you want.