Hello from Maine, where we are currently getting 10-14" of snow! I am new to this forum and wanted to post an introduction. I am at the beginning of this WL journey. I researched bariatric surgery in great detail about a year ago and decided not to proceed due to fears and worry about how difficult it would be. I think I have tried every diet known to man over the past 20 years and dieting seems to be my hobby, yet I never can finish what I set out to do. Lose 20 pounds, gain 30 back, yo yo, on and on .... and now I find myself 100-120 pounds overweight. I am almost 48 years old and feel I want to do so much more in my life and be active. I have a loving husband and three kids who support me, but I know they are discouraged when I postpone plans to go on a tropical vacation because I would never be caught dead in a bathing suit, much less shorts. Life is passing me by and I want to start living.
I called my insurance today to find out about what they require for coverage. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they have only four requirements: BMI, complete any info sessions that the surgeon requires, that I have a psychotherapy appt and that I have the surgery in one of the hospitals they deem qualified. So I do not have to see a nutritionist (which I actually have been doing on my own the past six months anyway, unrelated to the potential of surgery). Next week I plan to attend the info night at the hospital that is held twice a month. So I feel like I am moving in the right direction.
I am nervous, but also excited about what the future can bring!