Saturday, October 28, 2006

No Call

Well, I still haven't received the call saying the medical director has forwarded my referral to the surgeon. I'm getting anxious. I was hoping I could make an appointment on Monday. We'll see, patience patience I keep telling myself!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Psych Test

Well, I turned 30 yesterday. Geez, that just doesn't seem like it can be real! I went for my psych test yesterday and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I had to answer a 160 question test that was basically trying to see if I was depressed or had other unresolved issues. After that I met with the doctor for about 20 minutes. He was very nice and just asked about my life and stress levels. He said I was a "poster" candidate for the procedure and he felt I would be OK to go ahead. So now it's just the wait for the medical director at the insurance company to approve me for a consultation with the surgeon. Hopefully I'll get that tomorrow so I can make call Monday to get my appointment with the surgeon. Getting Close, but still trying not to get my hopes up.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Getting Anxious

I got the results back yesterday for the EKG, Chest X-Rays, and lab work. Everything came back fine. My foliate was a little high, but they said nothing to be concerned with. I still can't schedule my appointment with the surgeon until I have the psych next Wednesday. Hopefully they'll have the results from that pretty quickly so I can get the referral to go see the doctor. I've alredy been approved, but they can't send it over until the tests are all done. They surgeon's office said it takes sometimes 6 weeks to get the approval, but she said that's what they have to say. Hopefully it'll get approved as quick as the other stuff has. We'll see what happens next week!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

3 Tests down and 1 to go!

Well, yesterday I had the EKG, Chest X-Ray, and Lab Work! The Lab was veins weren't cooperating so they only got 2 viles from my arm then they had to get 5 more from my hand. The tech was so nice though, he talke and talked to keep my mind off of what was going on. The EKG was quick as was the X-Ray. I go for the psych next Wednesday and that will be the last test (hopefully)! After that one the doctor will give me a release letter to go for surgery then I can have the consult appointment with the surgeon. The waiting is driving me nuts, but I know that I have to be patient.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Appointment Scheduled

Well, I spoke to the office today and got the approval to move forward with the Psyc test. They can't get me in until the 25th. How ironic, on my 30th birthday. Hopefully if all goes well, by mid-November I'll be done with this.

So, Monday EKG, Chest Xrays, Lab Work then12 days from today Psyc. Not sure what happens after all that I can meet with the surgeon and schedule the operation!

We'll see what next week brings.

Still haven't said anything to my family, figured I'd wait until I'm sure I get to have the procedure.

Waiting for a call

Well, I think things are finally starting to move smoothly. I've had some problems with making appointments for the tests I need.

I got the approval from the insurance company to go and meet with the surgeon, but the surgeon won't meet with me until I have all of the tests done.

I spoke to the psyc office and they have to make sure that I've done all the steps needed to move forward with the testing. Hopefully I'll hear from them tomorrow!

Monday I have an appointment to go for my EKG, chest x-rays, and lab work.

I'm hoping I can have this procedure done by the first of November. Time will tell. Keep your fingers crossed for me!