Hey everyone!! I have some big news!! Guess what?!?!?!?! Drumroll please!! I GOT APPROVED THIS MORNING FROM MY INSURANCE COMPANY FOR SURGERY!!! AHHHH! I still can't believe it! Here is the story...
My surgeon's office called me last week to let me know that they submitted all my paperwork to my insurance company last Monday, September 28th. My surgery scheduler who I had been communicating with, Angela, told me that it could take my insurance anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to let me know if I would be approved or denied. I hadn't heard from Angela as of this past Friday before I went into work at 2 that afternoon. Although when I got off work Friday night I had a missed called around 5 p.m. from the surgeon's office!! They left a voicemail! I dialed my voicemail and it was Angela. All the message said was "Hey Kristen! This is Angela. Call us back at the doctor's office if you get this within the next few minutes. If not, I will call you Monday morning." I obviously didn't get back to her in time but this morning she did in fact call me back like she said she would! I answered my cell phone and this is what she said "Kristen! It's Angela again from the surgeon's office. Good news! Your insurance company fully approved you for surgery! They think you are a wonderful candidate and now you are ready for your surgery!" I tried not to cry from excitement while I was on the phone with her but she could tell I was very eager and excited!
It hasn't sunk in yet but I AM APPROVED FOR LAPBAND SURGERY!! This is such an answer to prayer! It goes to show that being patient and thorough with all my appointments has paid off! There are so many people that go through terrible let-downs from their insurance company and I am just thankful I didn't have any of those troubles! Angela gave me several dates my surgeon has open for surgery :) It is starting to all come so fast and feel so real now that I am approved. I know I want the surgery sometime during the last two weeks of October!! Thank you all for your thoughts and encouragement and advice! I am so appreciative!
Hope everyone has a wonderful night :)