Well now, sometimes waiting can be a good thing but…..
I made several calls today to try to figure out if medicaid will cover my weight loss surgery and came up with no answers yet. I also had a doctor appointment with my family doc today. They were rechecking my blood pressure with the new med he put me on. 107/68 pretty good I must say. It’s working.
So anyway, while I was on the phone with the Weight Loss Specialists in Des Moines today, I was told I need the 3 past months of doctor visits with my family doc. Told the nurses that when I was in today. Done.
I asked the billing/insurance gal at the clinic if she knew whether or not they could get all my paper work in before July 31. She said they are going to do everything they can to get it done this week. THIS WEEK??? Wow. They are an awesome team down there.
So, more waiting. I am so looking forward to just having the surgery and getting to feeling better. My ultimate goal is to be really there for my daughter. To play and run and have fun with very little joint pain, not getting so winded that I need to take so many breaks, to let her crawl on me and not feel like a bean bag chair. I want more from my life. I have lost 17 pounds now (after weighing today at the doctor). It’s an awesome start for me. But it’s not enough to get rid of the joint pain. I am scared but so looking forward to surgery day!
I have been trying to find out more information regarding medicaid and their decision. I want to be an advocate. I want to speak up for those of us who want to but can’t. I am not afraid anymore. So what if people see me fat right now. I am doing the best I can. I know that. My family knows that. My friends know that.
My faith has not wavered much in the past year. Even with the “if only’s” and “I can’ts”. My perspective has changed some but God is still there. He is watching me and leading me to be better than I was or rather have been. I am not my past….I am here and now, a Christian. I keep praying for all this stuff and more. My God is bigger than any problem I have.
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