I picked up Aviva at school and told her mommy is going to the doctor and she goes is he going to make your back better so you do not complain of pain, you can bend and we can play. I said I hope so. So dropped her off with Spider and off I went.
I got to the Cleveland Clinic....used the valet parking...and off I went. I got myself checked in and waited. I met a really nice woman who had the gastric sleeve surgery by another doctor and some issues and Dr. Rosenthal saved her life...always good to hear wonderful things about the doctor you are going to see.
Finally, Karen his nurse called me back...off we went to the dreaded scale...but it was 4 lbs less then my house...so felt a TINY bit better. And then off to the room...and she asked lots of questions. They give you a packet of paper to fill out before you come in, so we went over that. She was very nice and answered many of my questions.
Then the associate of Dr. Rosenthal came asked some more questions. Answered those and thensome. Then in came Dr. Rosenthal came and we discussed which surgery I would be interested in and told him the Roux En Y. And he said with everything I would be a perfect candidate for it. He answered all my questions and said could take up to 3 months before surgery. KEEP FINGERS CROSSED..it is sooner.
Then his associate came back in and examined me....he said I believe you have an umbilical hernia. I asked how accurate are you, he said 80% he is right. If there is one they will fix it.
Next came in the insurance person. I told her all the insurance wants was a letter of medical necessity..that was easy.
Finally, Karen the nurse came back in to discuss all the tests and everything else that is needed. She really was very nice. So off to check-out.
At check-out scheduled everything. So here it goes:
Monday Jan 14th--Labcorp--bloodwork
Tuesday Jan 15th--Primary doc---EKG
Wednesday Jan 23rd--4 hour nutrition class
Thursday Jan 24th--Chest xray, U/S of stomach and the Upper GI
Friday Jan 25th Meeting with Psychology
Also, have to talk to cardiologist, so he can give me clearance.
After everything is submitted, reviewed and approved by insurance I get a surgery date. I am hoping it will take less then 3 months.
Thank you for all the support.