Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hope On Hold

Howdy, everyone!

Well, I'm doing better than my last post.  I am so sorry  about that post, I must have seemed like a wild woman or something!  My thoughts were all scattered all over the place and I just felt out of control of EVERYTHING.  I just couldn't believe what had happened...and just like when I went to the neurosurgeon all excited because he said he could "fix me" and then he rejected me and called me a "poor surgical risk" until I lose weight.  I learned one very big lesson through all of this.....DON'T GET YOUR HOPES UP UNTIL IT'S WRITTEN IN STONE!!  And that's what I plan to do.

Over the past few days, I've been researching bariatric clinics and that one surgeon my insurance referred me to....that was NOT part of the seminar I went to last month.  I should have put two and two together and questioned if I was at the right seminar.  Oh, well.  Hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20.  Anyway, what I found out about the surgeon my insurance will cover is that he is very popular with his patients.  He had something like 28 reviews by past and current patients and not a negative word about him anywhere.  He comes highly recommended by his patients.  And he works out of Banner Gateway hospital instead of that one in Scottsdale where I went to.  I truly believe that I was shunted to the wrong surgeon by that seminar.  Because they called me bright and early the following morning to set up an appointment.  I had even asked her if my insurance covered their program and she lied and said "yes."  Then, I wasted two weeks of my time waiting for the disastrous appointment to find out they DON'T take my insurance!

Well, I can't go back in time and fix things. Don't ya wish you could?  Yesterday I called the bariatric clinic in Gilbert and unfortunately, I have to take ANOTHER seminar, but luckily this one is this coming Thursday. So I don't have to wait as long.  The surgeon I signed up for does the "Realize" band, NOT the Lap-band.  They are similar products, just different names, from what I understand.  So I can see why I need to go to their seminar as I don't know too much about this "Realize" band.  Then after I go to the seminar, I can set up an appointment with the surgeon.  Hopefully that appointment will go a lot better!!  But I'm not going to get my hopes up yet, or expect anything until AFTER the fact.  It just hurts too much when things don't go your way and you were sooooo excited about it, like I was about the Lap-band.  I have learned, unfortunately, the hard way about hoping too much.

I am in such flare-up.  My right hip hurts so bad every time I put weight on it.  I can't remember injuring it in any way.  I think it's because the muscles in my back and legs are so tight because of the fibro.  I'm on two muscle relaxers that work pretty well....when I'm laying down and using my wedge pillow, I am out like a light within minutes.  I've been trying to finish my Janet Evanovich book for a week now, and can't because I keep falling asleep!!  And it's an excellent book.  If you like mysteries and funny characters, you will LOVE Janet Evanovich.  Her books are just a scream with all the hilarious plots and characters.  Her main character, Stephanie Plum, is a bounty hunter that isn't every good and her side-kick, Lula, was a former 'ho on the streets.  These two gals get themselves into trouble each and every time.  Once you read one of her books, you are hooked!!  Here is the title of the book I'm reading now.  You can buy it right from my favorite store, Amazon!  (Yes, I'm part of their affiliate program and for everyone that goes to Amazon through one of MY  links, I get paid!)

Alrighty, enough said on that.  My hubby is doing fantastic! He is back to his "usual" self. I almost was going to say normal, but WHO really is normal? LOL...  He started the Gleevec again last week and is on the full strength dosage now, like what he took before his surgery.  Hopefully he won't get that awful leg pain back again as a side-effect from the Gleevec.  But if he does, then his pain management doctor is only a phone call away.  He still is on the Duragesic patch and that seems to be keeping the pain at bay really well.

His appetite is great, no more nausea or vomiting, and no more diarrhea.  I think we have weathered the storm.  Whew, what a summer we all had!!  I'm soooo glad it's finally over with.  Now if only our weather would reflect fall and get out of the triple digits!!  I hear by next week, though, we'll be in the 90's.  Wooo-hooo!!  Major cool wave, huh?  LOL!!!!

I hope you all are doing happy and well.  God bless you all!
Until next post,
Missy

2 comments:

  1. Glad you have found a doctor for your surgery! Hope it works great for you! I will try to send some rain to you, but I am not sure how to mail it. he he he. Hope your pain will lessen today!

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  2. Thank you, Heather. I hope this is the doctor to help me. He sounds promising. Yeah, I don't think rain would mail very well, would it? The envelope would be all wet!! :0) LOL.... Hope you are feeling better, too. Is your mom home from the hospital?

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