I believe that this is a good thing, this diagnosis. Why? Because more insurance companies should be making treatment for obseity coverable. And I'm not talking about just surgery. I'm talking about regular appointments with a dietician to track eating habits/patterns, gym memberhips, trainers at the gym, exercise classes...all things that should help with weight.
What do you think?
My Keurig stopped brewing a full cup of coffee. I need to get that thing fixed. I love it for coffee, tea, and heating water up. Because of this I stopped a the gas station for regular coffee yesterday. I've said before that I was a coffee/donut junkie. When I tried to quit it meant that I could not stop for gas in the morning because I'd be tempted to get that damn donut too. Needless to say, I had "MY" gas station for all this on the way to work.
So yesterday I stopped for coffee and the lady at the register says "Holy shit!" And I looked around, thinking that something was happening behind me. Turns out she was surprised at how much weight I lost. She asked how I did it and I told her and we chatted at bit.
I have to admit that it boosted my morning. Her noticing me. Then I realized that if she noticed me, thin when others say that it's hard to recognize me in before photos, I frequented that place A LOT. As in I believe I was there every weekday for a year. Those donuts alone are thousands and thousands of calories that I was consuming daily. Very good/bad kind of morning.
Then I went to my pre-op physical with my doctor. I've had the same doctor for 15 years and she's had the same nurse. I know them both well and love seeing them. Not yesterday.
The nurse asked me what kind of surgery I was having and I started explaining the whole thing. She commented that it was 3 weeks away. My pulse increased and I became teary eyed. Then she took my BP and that too was high because I was anxious and fighting tears.
Then she said it.
"Oh wow. You're having all that done at one time? You're going to be in a lot of pain for a long time afterwards."
Really? You're a 55+ year old nurse with bedside manner like that? I stared open mouth and she went right back to what she was doing. Up until yesterday I think I had put out of my mind the pain and soreness afterwards. Now it's all I can think of.
Good thing my doctor gave me Ambien until surgery so I'm not up all night thinking about the pain.