I've completed everything the insurance company wants me to for the surgery. I go in to see the nurse on 3/5 and will find out my surgery day then.
I have to say that although I really dreaded having to complete those 15 minute calls that couldn't be any closer than 2 weeks apart, I'm glad I did them. The questions asked are things that made me really think about my eating. What was I eating and when was I eating it and more importantly WHY was I eating it? I realized that I can make conscious decisions that are good for me and they can become instinctual. I learned that it's ok to leave food on my plate and walk away. It's perfectly fine to feel satisfied, not stuffed to the gills uncomfortable. I can survive without cake (I've been cake free for 3 weeks-lol).
I now see that the process to qualify for surgery isn't only about going through medical things, it's about learning to change your thinking for the future BEFORE you have the surgery do you're successful.