okay, i can breathe again. the pity party is over my friends. thanks for hanging in there with all my whining. :)
i'm back to myself & am working on a game plan. i've been making phone calls to every doctor i've visited in the last 7 years who has blood pressure & cholesterol records in the last seven years and have been requesting records. it's hard. i've lived in dallas, denver, and now pittsburgh. i can't even remember some of their names for heaven's sake, so i had to cross austin off the list all together, LOL.
i've started writing my appeal. i'm still waiting for my official denial letter to come in the mail from the insurance company.
one of my friends in california is married to a cardio-thoracic surgeon. he's pretty cool so i emailed him and asked him for advice on how to put together a kick ass appeal. he didn't know. DAMN. what good are my connections? lol. but he said he'd tap the brain of his buddy---the director of bariatrics there at his hospital. sweet! i hope he doesn't forget. anything will help. i am not above pestering him again if i haven't heard anything by next week, lol.
for those of you who have been denied and successfully appealed-----what kinds of information did you include in your appeal? please tell me!!
and in other news....the scale is stuck. i've been hitting the gym faithfully and continuing eating right and the scale is not moving. yesterday i did a weight lifting type class for the first time (in a few years that is). it was pretty good.
SCALE??? do you hear me??? i have been good! i have been eating right and going to the gym! lower your number.