Thursday, September 24, 2009

Today was supposed to be the day.... was my scheduled surgery date. I was supposed to have my lapband surgery early this's so sad that it didn't happen. I have bawled like a million times today...

It's day 7 of my appeal...and no decision has been could be another 8 days before they decide. I have asked my Dr what my chances are, and while he sounded like they were good..his face and mannerisms while I asked told a different story. I just don't get insurance (United Healthcare) is supposed to be one of the easiest insurance companies to get approval from. They told me 3 times that I was covered....I can't believe after I spent so much $ doing all the pre-sugery stuff that one week before my surgery, they denied it.

I waiver between such anger, hopelessness, depression,'s all so frustrating....I am hoping for the best, but preparing myself for reality...I wish wish wish I could just pay for it and get it done. I got approved for the care credit card for the cost of the surgery...but we just can't swing the payments...I have looked at our budget from every point possible and it just wouldn't be fair to put us in that big of a I will continue to wait to hear on my appeal, and keep taking it one day at a time...


  1. Thinking about you Susie. Praying that you win that appeal! I thought they only had 10 days, what happened? Keep me in the loop!

  2. I am crossing my fingers for you and hope you win the appeal. From what you wrote you have good chances to be approved. Best of luck to you Susie.