I heard from the surgeon’s office today. The surgery has been approved by my insurance company. Just like they said, they were able to get the insurance company to reverse their position. Also, because of the delay, my surgery date has been changed to October 9, 2012. Yay!
Now I have a follow-up appointment with the surgeon. At that time, I have to pay their fee, which is $200.00. This will not be a problem as I have money on my flex-spending card for that. Then they give me a whole new list of orders I have to do. Here are some of the things I may need to do:
- More blood work.
- Another EKG.
- Maybe a stress test.
- Four hour nutrition class.
- Buy supplements and protein drinks for after surgery.
I am not looking forward to a stress test, but I guess it is better safe than sorry.
On completely separate topic, I have become strangely nostalgic. I’ve been looking at all of these old pictures of myself. I am surprised by how thin I was in some of them. The whole time, I thought that I was horribly fat. In many of them, I was not.
It is funny what your brain makes you think about how you look, especially after a lifetime of being told that you are fat. I guess if you hear something long enough, you just believe it too. I am going to add a few pictures here of what I used to look like and what I hope to resemble as I lose weight.
OK, so I know there’s no chance I will ever look like this again, but darn wasn’t I cute? I think this was my first day of Kindergarten.
Here are a couple of high school pictures. I think this first one I was in my sophomore year. The last ones were from my graduation.
These next three were after I gained some weight. I weighed around 200 plus pounds.
And for good measure, here is a picture of my sister’s cat just after she had her kittens: