Thursday, October 29, 2009

Surgeon's office called today...

So the lady that schedules the surgeries called me today to inform me that they received my letter of approval from the insurance company.

She also informed me that there is one spot left in November to schedule the surgery, Nov 24th. She said that no one really wants to have surgery the week of Thanksgiving. I know this might sound silly, but ever since I was a kid I've always wanted a fall birthday. Well, if this date is alright with my family, then I will have my Re-birthday Nov 24th next year.

I've already called HR with my employer and have an appointment to talk about major medical leave, tomorrow morning at 9:00. The surgeon said I will be out at least 4-6 weeks.
I was hoping to schedule the surgery earlier so that I would not put my boss and co-workers in a bad situation at work, due to the holidays and such. I am still technically in orientation and am not counted in staffing yet, although I am scheduled to work 3p-7p on thanksgiving as a scrub.
(I am out of orientation for scrubbing in the O.R.)

My brother Greg and SIL Rosie, will be coming up the week before Thanksgiving for our early Thanksgiving we've had planned for the past few months.

Anyhow, that's all I've got to post for now.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

THANK YOU JESUS!!! I am approved!

I got my approval letter just now!!!
lol I feel like such a baby, I've been crying ever since I read the letter about 10 minutes ago. (crying for joy mind you)
I am in shock...I cannot tell you how much I've wanted long I've worked for this and now it's finally going to happen!

Thank You God for being so faithful to me, for seeing me through the trying times up to this point. And thank You for continuing to be with me and love me each and everyday.

WOOO HOOO!!! Next step: schedule surgery date!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Still waiting...

As suggested by a buddy of mine, I called the insurance company this past Thursday to check on the status of my paperwork.

A very kind lady looked up my information and informed me that my paperwork is currently being reviewed. She also informed me that it would most likely take the full 30 days to finish up the review.

Even though it's still being reviewed, I'm so glad that I'm at this part of the journey. *closer to my hopeful goal of GBS*

Anyhow, that's all of an update I can give at the moment.

*yawns* I must get off of here and get some sleep, I work the next 3 nights at work.

Until next time!

Monday, October 19, 2009


So it's been 2 weeks since my paperwork got sent off to the insurance company...and boy am I getting antsy!!

I know it can take up to 4 weeks...and I need to brace myself for that. Nothing and I mean NOTHING has been easy during this part of the journey. It's mostly playing the constant game of 'run around' with the insurance requirements.

I know this is in God's hands, where it needs to be (and has been the whole time).

I pray for peace while I wait for that wonderful letter that states I am approved for surgery.

Friday, October 2, 2009


As of today, ALL of my insurance requirements for surgery are FINISHED!!!

A lady from the surgeon's office called and said that she will write a letter to insurance and will either mail it today or Monday.


Thursday, October 1, 2009 of RIGHT NOW...

As of RIGHT NOW...I have ALL of my paperwork turned in for the GBS.

I had a one on one consult with the exercise specialist in cahoots with the surgeon's office, today. It was nice to talk w/ someone about the type of exercising I am currently doing and what I will be doing up to surgery and after. I know for a fact that I will be doing a lot of walking and that I would love to try water aerobics.

Anyhow, after the session was finished, the guy wrote me an official letter stating that he had educated me and the specifics. I then went down the road approximately 1 minute to the surgeon's office and dropped it off. Of course, before I dropped of the letter I took a picture of it...(just in case it gets lost somehow). My insurance buddy, Judy was not in the office today, but one of the receptionists put the paper in my chart and put it on Judy's desk.
I'll be calling tomorrow to make sure Judy got my letter.
If this ends my insurance paperwork 'run-around', then I'll be waiting on the approval letter.
(Praying that I do not have ANYMORE requirements to do)

When I hear something back from the surgeon's office I will post more.

Until next time...