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April 5th, 2018 at 09:49 pm

So yesterday after I posted we got a call to say that my daughter's surgery had been cancelled. Even though this has been on the books for 2 months, it was only yesterday that the anesthesiologist practice bothered to look at her chart. And they cancelled it based on her weight. They want her to lose 20 pounds. She's already lost 40 and we were told that was enough.

They claim they are worried about her airway during the surgery. I'm worried about her ability to breathe day to day, because with the one side crushed in like it is and the other side not super great either, she has about 40% of the air flow she would have if it was fixed. Her quality of life is nil. Of course these same anesthesiologists will do a gall bladder surgery, so I don't get it.

Anyway, so I started the refund process with both of the people I paid yesterday. They say it should take 2 weeks, which is fine since the credit card isn't due until the 3rd of May. I won't have to transfer any money to take care of it so I won't get charged interest, it'll be off with time to spare. I wish the anesthesia people had been on the ball, so I wouldn't have had to go through that rigmarole.

So whenever she loses the weight, I am going to ride the doctor's office about riding the anesthesia people to make sure she's lost adequate weight so I don't have to play these reindeer games a second time.

Meanwhile, DD and I are going to buckle down again on the weight loss and exercise regime. If I had known they were going to pull this crap, I would never have gone for the more expensive insurance program. Now we might not even be on it when she is able to have the surgery and we'll have wasted all this money for nothing.

On the bright side, it does give DD the kick in the pants she needed to get her diet going again.

5 Responses to “Urgh”

  1. Amber Says:

    That sucks about the surgery, but on a positive note, I'm glad that they were honest about the outcome had they gone through the surgery. Praying that all works out LR

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I am sorry you are going through this. I agree, this stinks, but at the same time, you want the best possible outcome. I am sure this is very stressful. Hugs.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    How disappointing! You are right to force them to look at it next time farther in advance. I would expect losing more weight will help with her breathing in the days before surgery, too. Hang in there!!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, this is frustrating. Hope she can lose the weight and things work out well.

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