Saturday, September 19, 2009

Insurance Process is Very Slow

I called the third party health organization I have to work with to get lap band approval again this past week. It had been several weeks since I had talked to them and still hadn't heard anything. I talked to one of the people who sends the letter and makes the phone call. He made all sorts of excuses about being really swamped and getting a lot of requests all at once, and about some changes to the system. I don't care about all that, I just wanted an answer. He said he expected to make a decision before the end of the month. So we will see what happens with that. That will be nearly 3 months since my initial appointments with surgeon, psychologist and nutritionist.

I have decided that I have some emotional and mental issues to work through, including some of my eating triggers that I need to work on regardless of surgery or other weight loss plan. I know that my being alone and often bored and lonely add up to poor choices of shopping, eating and eating out. If I hope to be successful with this, this time, I need to work on body and mind, and probably soul too. I have an appointment to talk to a counselor/therapist next week and obesity along with some other quality of life issues are sure to be on the list of things to talk about.

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