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Friday, June 18, 2010

Diabetes Free

Got the labs back.  I am not even prediabetic which I realize is a good thing but doesn't bode well for the insurance approval.  Also had my pain specialist appointment with Doogie Howser.  Seriously, this guy looks like he's about 12 years old.  According to him, my weight has nothing to do with my issue and losing weight won't help which means his report won't help me either.  Looks like the sleep study is my last hope.  It's schedule for June 23rd.  Things are looking pretty bleak.  I can tell when I'm talking to my surgeon's office that with each one of these tests, my chances of approval are slipping away.  Might be going camping this weekend.  I've never been before but my husband has been itching to go.  Northern AZ has a no-burn policy in place right now so we're going to see if there's anywhere else we can go that's not too far.  To me, it's just not camping without a campfire and smores.  Hope y'all have a great weekend. 

7 comments:

Bonnie said...

It really sucks that you have to find something wrong to get the surgery. Hope you have a nice weekend.

-Grace- said...

It's odd to say, but I really hope your have a mild sleep apnea! I hope you get insurance to approve you ASAP...

Barbara said...

Ok this is a wild shot .. have you considered filling your pockets with lead and pennies in your next weigh in to show that you meet the BMI requirement.. just a thought.. you are running out of options

MandaPanda said...

Thanks for thoughts everyone! Bonnie - I already have a BMI over 40 but my insurance requires a comorbidity regardless. I've never heard of another insurance company requiring one when you're BMI is over 40. Looks like I'm just lucky.

DiZneDiVa said...

Any chance you can have high blood pressure or high cholestrial? With a BMI over 40%... they have to know that whatever you don't have yet, you'll have soon...I hate red tape! *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at Band Camp..."

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Inspiration said...

I hope that things work out. keeping my fingers crossed for you!!