Today I went to my last pre-op test. (The upper G.I.) It was not a fun test... I had to drink 2 chalk shakes. (Not chocolate, but chalk) and also a shooter of some alkaseltzer tasting crystals with water. Ugh, I so wanted to get sick after. Once you have drank all that yukky stuff, they move the table up and down so they can watch with the machince how it goes down your esophogus. Not fun. I am soooo glad to finally be done with that. (Although, I will have to do an upper GI at least once a year or as needed).
Now that I have finished the testing, my Dr. will send my packet of results down to the surgeon, who turns it into the insurance company for approval.
Once my insurance company approves the surgery, the surgeons office will call me and set the date for my surgery.
Typically they said, it can take from a week to a month to get the date set.... SOOOOO.... once again we will wait.
Thank you to everyone who has been helping me get through all of this. Its been so frustrating waiting and testing.
And a special thank you to my friend Brittney. She took me to my very first appointment, so that I wouldnt be alone or chicken out to get started...THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
So, today I went to my Dr. appoinment. Just for my routine monthly check in with him. He asked if I had a date set yet. I told him, no, that I have one more test left, the Upper GI, and I have an appointment for that next week. He started to get upset and called his medical assistants, and his office manager in the room. One at a time. I got to have front row seats to him getting upset with them about his patients having to wait. And told them to contact the surgeon (Dr. Cunneen) and find out what can be done about it. What an interesting appointment to say the least. Last night I had my other sleep test appointment, where I had to wear an oxygen machine. If was very uncomfortable, and I had to breath through my nose, when Im so used to breathing with my mouth or nose. I felt like I was going to suffocate. I didnt sleep much so Im not sure how they were able to get very good results. But at least that part is done. So, next is my upper GI, then hopefully I will have my surgery date. Hope everyone had a great Easter and I will update again soon!