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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Still here!

I haven't posted in a few days as #1 I have been at a conference for work, and #2 I haven't really felt like dealing with any of this. This insurance hell is really getting to me and I have just found it better to cope by trying to forget about it all. I am still doing ok on my diet, not too bad. The food at the conference wasn't that good at all, so I ate big plates of broccoli and cauliflower. My blood sugar has been screwing with me and running really low. I guess it is because I am eating better. I started cutting my pills in half so that I don't tank. I will talk to the doctor about that at my appointment on Tuesday.

I sit and daydream about how my life will be different with the band. I just wish I wasn't in this horrible holding pattern. I did find a shining star of the whole thing. We are going on a trip the third weekend in May. I was thinking that I may be on pre-op diet at that time. I guess I won't be now!

I would like to thank all for the great comments about the wii fit. I think that I am going to wait a bit and see.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

The insurance approval and the waiting is hard. I was very lucky and didn't have to wait as long as others, and it killed me. Keep visualizing yourself after surgery. You will get there. And in the meantime, keep venting here. I can't tell you how many times I've felt silly for blogging but at the end of it, and after reading everyone's comments I felt so much better.

Amy W. said...

You know, i really admire you...and the other bloggers...that make it through this waiting period. I think it must make it harder at times to read the blogs of the banded...but it is also a gift bc you will know so much when it actually happens.

And it will!

Mary said...

Hi girl......I am WAITING with you! It sucks most of the time!!!! Hang in there! When is your projected band date???

LDswims said...

Hang in there. There's no way out of it, it really does suck. But it will be over before you know it. And then you'll be banded and somehow you'll forget what this day-to-day torture felt like. I think the process really revs you up for being ammenable to the changes that do happen...which is not to say it wouldn't happen otherwise. But, for me, I loved my band before I met her. I earned her all the way around! (HA!) Hang in there. It will all happen in due time - although I know hearing that doesn't make this better. And yay for finding silver linings. Who wants to be on a trip with the pre-op diet.

Cindylew said...

I was just banded on Monday and you're absolutely right in that the waiting is the hardest part. Once you get approval and a date, things wil start moving at warp speed. Believe me...it's all part of the process and I think it actually helps us in the end.

MandaPanda said...

I'm not looking forward to the waiting part either. I've still got another month before we can even submit it to the insurance company. Hang in there! Keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy approval for you.

amandakiska said...

Hang in there!

Drazil said...

Sending you good insurance vibes 24/7 sweetie! Please hang in there - it'll all work out! I promise.

Butterfly/Amy said...

Hang in there with the insurance, I just had mine approved a few weeks ago and things move quickly once that happens.

I don't know what you take for blood sugar but because I just went through this myself this week, I wanted to share. I take Metformin (extended release) and I asked about cutting them in half because since I've been on my pre-op diet my blood sugar has been so low, I've worried about bottoming out too. My endocrinologist told me not to cut the extended release ones in half, they don't work the same as the regular ones. Thought this was worth mentioning if you take Metformin extended release.

KRISTI said...

I think youve been reading and commenting on my blog, so you know I am in the same position. Its funny you say that about your vacation because I am trying to make myself feel better the same way. If I cant get surgery on May 13th, then it will be June 17th and we have a hockey tournie the weekend of June 4th (which also happens to be my birthday!) A bunch of our friends and us are staying in a hotel together so it should be super fun... banded or not. :)
Ive still got my fingers crossed for both of us.

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