Thursday, January 31, 2008

accepted by surgeon

just learned that yesterday my file was accepted by the surgeon and that all my paperwork was faxed to the insurance company yesterday (wednesday january 30th). insurance approval can take up to 3 weeks however many times people hear within a week or two.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

file complete

just spoke with New Start and all my paperwork is complete, they received  the letter from dr. becker with the psych evaluation. on tuesday 1/29 he will be in the New Start offices to review files (she said that there are a number for him to review) hopefully he will have time to do my file.  then after his review they will do a letter and fax all the information to the insurance company. this should take place no later than thursday 1/31.  the review by the insurance company could take up to three weeks.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

paperwork submitted

yesterday (tuesday january 22rd) i dropped off my paperwork at New Start.  hopefully they will receive the psychiatrists report/letter either tuesday or wednesday.  

Monday, January 21, 2008

in the beginning ...

after years of struggling with my weight - around 30 years of ups and downs i have taken serious steps toward having weight loss surgery. i've thought about it for a number of years but this time is different - it just feels that God is opening the doors for me to proceed with surgery. in december i found a new primary care physician and have been going through a number of physicals. it was discovered that i have high blood pressure and that my thyroid is a little out of sync so i am on medication to hopefully balance these two things out.  since my thyroid was running slow hopefully the medication will assist in me being able to metabolize foods quicker. 

now - about the weight loss surgery.  i have found New Start in saint louis as the bariatric center for my surgery.  i have received a number of good references regarding this center and it has received the honor of being a center of excellence.  they have received my primary care physicians letter of recommendation, tomorrow i am dropping off my paperwork on my way to work and the psychiatrist should have his letter in tomorrow too.