Since the initial appointments with the nurtitionist, psychologist, and surgeon, I've had to make many changes and jump through several hoops in order to qualify for the Roux n-y surgery. I had to have 2 psychologist appointments before she would sign off on me. I had to have weekly hour-long appointments in a group setting for binge eaters. I also had to meet with a nutritionist for 3 months and lose a certain amount of weight before they would sign off on me. Since I was practicing all their recommendations and was on the path of losing weight, they finally signed off. The nutritionist was the last signature I needed before having my file submitted to my insurance company.
I had to wait about 2 weeks until I got the letter from my insurance company saying I was approved. I was so happy! After the letter, I had to wait several days for the Cleveland Clinic to receive the approval. I got a call from my surgeon's nurse to set up my pre-surgery appointment as well as my surgery date.
It's been a long road to get to this point, and the road to recovery after surgery is even longer, but it's worth it. I am excited!