So this morning my bariatric office let me come in and get my height remeasured. I think they were sick of me calling and pestering the PA. When I arrived the lady at the front desk said, "Name?"
"Lee Ann [Lastname]."
"Oh yes, we were just talking about you...."
Hmmmm. Well....er. Oh shit that's probably not a good thing, all the phone calls I've made...they are sick of me.
I was about to ask why when the office ladies started fawning over my 8 month old who was smiling and cooing from his stroller. He's a little charmer.
Then we sat down and waited.
When they called me back I was relieved to see the cool Nut. Guy (as opposed to the Ice Queen Nut. who I referred to as something way rude in a previous post).
He walked me back to a room and there stood a nurse standing next to the height measuring thing, waiting for me.
My Nut Guy says, "We need a second witness." He said it with an apologetic, "I'm really sorry Lee Ann," kind of tone like, "it's not my doing...."
I'm thinking, "What THE frick? They are treating me like a criminal."
And then I prayed that whomever mounted that height thingy-ma-bobber cared about accuracy as much as I did.
I stood under it, trying to slouch.
The nurse barked, "Stand up straight."
So I did...held my breath....and prayed.
They looked at each other. When my Nut Guy grinned a big goofy smile, I knew it would be okay. With surprise he said, "She is 62 inches!"
Whew! I'm relieved. So I'm not a liar after all. Even standing up straight!!
Actually, I am a liar, because all of my driver's licenses say I'm 5 ft 4.
Anywho. They are going to resubmit my case to the insurance company. So I currently have two appeals that the insurance company is dealing with at the moment. At the very least, I hope they see I'm not letting this go. I'm fighting this denial until I exhaust the appeals process, which ends after 3 rounds of my own appeals (not counting the doctors' appeals). The last round, if it goes that far, will be me facing a panel of doctors and making my case in person as to why I need and deserve this surgery.