Thursday, January 1, 2009

Wrapping It Up for Today--PATS: 1/26/2009

January 26th is PATS (Pre-admission testing) when I will also talk to the nutritionist and find out what I have to do prior to surgery and post-op as well. This post gets into my faith walk a bit so if that is offensive to you, I apologize. But there is more information about my journey to a healthier me in this too, so please do read on. If you've gotten this far, you don't want to miss this part! LOL!

I hit Judy's car.............and then God took it from there. Now, I don't know as God planned for me to hit Judy's car and give them that misfortune too but it sure seemed like it was part of His plan to get me to have this surgery and if so, then, at this point, I am sure glad that I did hit her car! (Sorry, Judy & Bob--her hubby's name is Bob, too! I have a Club of Bob's: my boss' name is Bob also!)

Had we not parked at Fletch's the way we did, I wouldn't have noticed the molding falling off his car. Had I not mentioned it, they wouldn't have fixed it right then while we waited. Had we not waited, we would not have talked to Herb in quite some depth about WLS. Etc. Etc. Etc.

I really had hoped my letters from my docs would be off to Barix Clinic that same week as the last appointment but He had other plans, I guess. Maybe had that happened, I would have had surgery scheduled before the end of the year but after our trip to Las Vegas to see our daughter. That hope was because our out of pocket maximum for me was already met for 2008. For the life of me, I couldn't even DREAM of why God would want me to wait. Well, in Las Vegas I came down with a NASTY case of gout in my left ankle, which is STILL bothering me today, New Years Day. I don't even know if they would have done surgery anyway with this horrendous pain, but had they gone ahead with it, I think I would be MOST miserable because I am pretty miserable with the gout already.

Of course, it appears that our out of pocket maximum increased by $1,000 effective today so it will cost us out of pocket another $1,000 for my surgery but that's okay. God will provide. He always does, even when we can't imagine how that might be. It will be worth it in the long run. We will probably save that much money just in food for me alone! The pouch Dr. Nunn will make out of my current stomach, will only hold about a half cup! You learn to choose wisely what you might like to put in that little bit of space, or so I am told! I would tend to think I would agree!

1 comment:

  1. Susan, thanks for inviting me to share with you on this journey. I know the frustration of the 1000# weightloss...I am there with you on that. Today I started back on my goal of losing weight. I had gained back some of what I lost last year. I follow the WW plan somewhat but do not go to the meetings. That is something I might start...and I must start exercising. My prayers will be with you on this.