Thursday, July 30, 2009

Catheter results

All is good! The cardiac catheter came back clear as a bell! No blocks, no plaque.

Apparently, it was just my "girls" playing games with the stress test machine. ARGH

1 week until my LapBand/Hiatal Hernia surgery. I'm excited..... but still don't know what my insurance is doing. double ARGH

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stress Test...... Stress

Well, I didn't do very well on my stress test. I need to go and have a catheterization on Tuesday, so that I can get cardiac clearance for surgery.

I also had an endoscope to look for a Hiatal Hernia. Yes... I have one... and the pressure in my esophagus is low... so the doctor will fix the Hiatal Hernia and do the band at the same time!

My surgery date is set: August 6, 2009!

I will do everything I can to re-claim my health.... for myself, and for my children!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Lap-Band Journey begins.....

Although I've already begun this journey, it's time to get it down on "paper" so that I can properly track it!

To get a quick history in:

I'm a mother of triplet boys who were born in 2000. They continue to fascinate, amaze, and frustrate me each and every day!

I've battled my weight my whole life, and though I've managed to live a meaningful life, I see that my struggle with my weight has now been endowed upon 2/3 of the boys. This needs to stop before my problems become theirs.

I am in the midst of getting a Lap-Band to help me deal with this demon once and for all.

I am struggling with an insurance company that covers the procedure completely.... however, NOT for their individual pay customers (as of 1/2009.... and I AM one of these individual pay folks) I am trying to appeal the decision.... but am prepared to self-pay if necessary.

I am hopeful that this surgery will happen on 7/28/2009.