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    Monday, August 07, 2006

    Gastric Bypass Surgery Update

    I got an official letter today regarding the gastric bypass surgery. I'll parphrase since it's two pages long.

    I have been denied. It appears that I can appeal since the only reason I was denied was because I didn't have documentation stating that I've been obese for over 5 years.

    I believe I will have to get my medical records that state my weight and submit that. I just have to figure out who has them since Dr. Googly Eyes' office says they don't have them. I signed papers to have them transferred when I had the girls' transferred. The office has their records but not mine.

    Once I have submitted the info a decision will be made within 15 days.

    Ugh! More red tape.

    25 comments:

    barman said...

    AT least you know what you need now. Good luck. Let me slip you a pair of shears to hack through all that red tape.

    I am still pulling for you.

    buddha_girl said...

    That's a load of horseshit if I've ever heard one. Stupid idiots. Convenient that this SMALL piece of information was 'misplaced' and that you were never notified of this teeny item long ago.

    Manny said...

    Crap! I was just talking to my friend that had the surgery. She said the most she can remember is that she had high blood pressure and her knees were going bad. She said it took from early November to late March for an answer. She called them every week. She said i could give you her phone number if you want it. Just e mail me and let me know. She is cool. She is in her 30's.

    Don't give up sweetie! Not if this is what you want.

    SignGurl said...

    Barman~ I may need hedge trimmers instead of shears.

    Buddha Girl~ Thanks for feeling my pain.

    Manny~ I'm not giving up. I took today off to try to find what I need.

    I'm working on my blogroll. I decided to use Blogrolling. That's a pain in the ass but will be worth it to know when you update your blogs.

    Sal said...

    Oh sweetie, it is so close. Chin up, you’re in the home stretch! Go, Go, GOOOOOO!!!

    Nonny said...

    That's retarded. What? Do they think you've packed on the weight in a matter of months? Wouldn't that kind of weight gain indicate a super serious problem?

    Like you said, just more hoops for you to jump through. A lot of people probably wouldn't bother to get everything. That's what the insurance company is hoping. That you just say "fuck it"

    tina said...

    Hey Jenn - I meant to tell you something. A couple of weeks ago I was at my gyn - she is married to a gastro(whatever) doc. She was telling me about a new weight loss surgery he is going to be doing in a year or less. It is done with a scope and therefore supposed to be much easier on the patient. I just wondered if you had heard anything about this.

    Good luck!

    SignGurl said...

    Sal~ You are the cutest cheer leader!

    Nonny~ That's exactly what I thought. I'm sure more people do just say fuck it because they are tired of jumping through the hoops.

    Tina~ I haven't heard about that one yet. Sounds interesting.

    Sal said...

    You should see me bust a move!

    SignGurl said...

    Sal~ I'm picturing in your cute little cheer outfit ;-)

    MilkMaid said...

    A load of horseshit, exactly.

    Givem hell SG, they asked for it LOL!

    SignGurl said...

    Milkmaid~ I wish I could use all of this horseshit on my garden. :-)

    crabcake said...

    You know this crap really is getting to be too much. How much more of this do you have to go through before these folks get moving on this?

    Geez! It really is crazy!

    I'm getting frustrated for you.

    crabcake said...

    PS. I was gonna say horseshit but Buddah girl beat me to it. She's always taking my good words. sigh.

    buddha_girl said...

    Yo Crabbers, I think we should get together for a weekend of cursing. Nothing less. Just a bunch of fucking cursing and swearing. We can swap our best damn slagging words. I'll even devise a crib sheet for ya! That's love for ya, baby!

    SignGurl said...

    Crabby~ I'm even more frustrated now. No one seems to know where my medical records are. Argh....

    Say horse shit all you want. I have been all day.

    BG~ I'm seriously considering having you call these idiots and tell them like it is.

    Tumbleweed said...

    FUCK! What a bunch of bullshit! Hang in there, if that's the only missing piece...then you should be in. Yayyy!

    SignGurl said...

    Tumbleweed~ I'm wondering what they will come up with next for me to do. *sigh*

    Kristen said...

    Good luck........

    I'm hoping that it works out for you

    barman said...

    My insurance company did the same thing when they said things were not done properly and I owed them money. Each turn I beat them down and they came up with something else.

    Hang in there. I know you can outlast them. Good luck on getting those records chased up.

    Suze said...

    OMG Jenn, this is turning in to a real farce. Only, it's not funny.

    These people are starting to make me cross now. No, pissed off.

    Stick with it and appeal and kick someone's ass to get that paperwork sorted out.

    Go get em'. Good Luck!

    MamaKBear said...

    Awwww man! :(

    *Passing the tequila bottle back to Jen*

    I'll share!

    terry said...

    oh, fer crying out loud. more hoops to jump through.

    keep at 'em...

    Chrissie said...

    well that sucks ass in a bad way... :o/


    So didja get it taken care of?

    Top cat said...

    I'm so sorry to hear about this latest setback for you Jenn.

    When I read this the words "everything happens for a reason" kept coming to me.
    I hope something good and positive comes out of all this.

    Perhaps there is an angel on your shoulder who's trying to say "not now or this is not right for you"
    I don't know but I DO know you have an angel on your shoulder.:)
    tc