The Board Is Set, The Pieces Are Moving…

The surgeon’s office called today.  They have everything that they need to submit to the insurance company.   They think they will have the approval by August 24.  We also set a tentative date for the surgery.

September 26, 2012.

The date is tentative based on when they receive the actual approval from the insurance company and when I finish some of the pre-op stuff that I need to do.

Once the approval is received, I have another appointment with the surgeon’s office.  At that time, I need to bring them the paperwork for the FMLA/Short term leave of absence from work.  And they will give me a list of other things I need to get done.  Here are some of the things that I already know that I need to do.

  • Pre-op appointment with nutritionist.
  • Pre-op appointment with my doctor.
  • All new labs, blood work and other tests.
  • Some sort of support group or class about what eating will be like after surgery.
  • Apply for FMLA/Leave of Absence and short term disability for work.

I am not sure what else I will need.  I am certain I will find out at my next appointment with the surgeon. 

The date may change, but it looks like it is definitely going to happen around the end of September.  Woot!

7 responses to “The Board Is Set, The Pieces Are Moving…

  1. Good luck! I had my first ever surgery in April so I know the prep for surgery can sometimes feel like a full-time job, but it’ll be worth it when it’s over. Do you know how long you have to be in the hospital afterwards?

  2. Oooh! Congrats Colleen! I’m so excited for you. I’ve finally been able to get things started after our move. Went to my initial PCM appointment on Wednesday and got my referral. Had my labs done Friday and I’ll be making the appointment to speak with the surgeon on Monday. Yay for us getting healthy! =D

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