Sorry for the super old picture but I haven't been taking any pictures of myself recently. I haven't been to the gym in what feels like an eternity and I was told at the bariatric seminar that I couldn't lose anymore weight until I met with the surgeon in about two weeks. I haven't been eating healthy because I'm too scared to lose weight now. (Insurance requires my BMI to be 40 or over to cover my appointments and surgery) So I'm kind of feeling like a sack of garbage right now while I wait for my first appointment. This is a slightly different type of commitment to weight loss. Gain weight to lose it. But I know as soon as the nutritionist puts me on their specific diet and workout regimen, the pounds will melt away. At least what I've possibly put on in the past week. Bare with me guys. I'm trying to keep it as real as possible. And if I'm being completely honest, I hate this feeling right now. I never want to feel like this again. So I just have to stay positive and know that it's hard now but I'm doing this to become my best self in the end. #vsg#vsgbeforeandafter#vsgproblems#insuranceproblems#surgeon#weightlossstory#weightlossjourney#weightlossstruggle#bingeeating#weightgain#fitmama#fitness#fitnessmotivation#fatloss#fattofit#fatlossjourney#icandothis
I keep having to call my insurance company to work out some weird glitch that isn’t approving my infusion supplies. Every time I call, I get a new advocate for me. These ladies get so mad at the red tape in the company they work for... sheesh! And you should hear them... “Well, hell! This doesn’t make any sense! You need your meds!!!” I’m calm, and sleep deprived, and just laying around on hold. But it feels kinda good to have people mad on my behalf! I keep giving myself a few days off from these calls. I won’t pick up the phone if I’m feeling emotional about it. It’s my stress free oath to myself. It only feels like adulting when I don’t wanna do it. Resistance free... my new motto. #insuranceproblems#givememeds#ohwell#pwme#mecfs#mecfswarrior#keepcalm
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*Edit: My appt. on the 2nd has been cancelled b/c my insurance and the hospital network are in negotiotiations &, therefore, won't pay for my visit until they finally come to an agreement. We rescheduled for the 11th in hopes that they will ne finished by then since they are estimating to be finished by the 9th and the 11th is the first appt. available after that. I hate insurance!* So, I'm back to the pounds just dropping like mad because of being unable to keep any food down including my Boost meal replacement drinks. I started off at 180.3 as of Wednesday, February 28th. Shortly after that, my Gastroparesis started to flare up again following a cyclical vomiting episode on Friday, March 2nd. After that, I was no longer able to keep down any food (including my Boosts) and struggled to even keep down water or ginger ale. My next weigh in was Monday, March 5th and I was already down to 174.6 in just 3 days. By Thursday, March 8th I was 172.8. Friday, March 9th, I was 171.4. And Saturday, March 10th, I was down to 170.2. Thankfully, over the course of the next 2 weeks (roughly), I was actually able to keep down my Boosts and even 2 sandwiches. During that time, I even gained weight. By Thursday, March 22nd, I had gained about a pound and a half and had reached 171.6. Sadly, that was short lived. Once again, I had a cyclical vomiting episode that started around 2:00 am on Friday morning and have been struggling to even keep down water and ginger ale once again and all Boosts or food have been sacrificed to the porcelain god. As of Saturday, March 24th, I was back down to 170.7. Sunday, March 25th (yesterday) I was 169.8. And just now (Monday, March 26th), as you can see, I'm already 168.2 lbs. That is an average of approximately a pound a day. Gastroparesis is absolutely evil! Thankfully, I have an appointment scheduled with my Primary Care Physician a week from today (Monday, April 2nd).
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When you have to get in the zone to prepare for billing insurance. Not something I enjoy nor get compensated to do. The task takes more time than anything and most insurance companies are not the easiest to pay out. Although I say this, I’ve made an agreement to myself that for a period of time my practice will accept a small portion of clients who’s only resource is insurance. There is something special about being accessible to a variety of client populations. Luckily, I’m only on one panel which is enough! Im ok with that but it’s up to me to set the limit and boundaries. Knowing my value and worth yet being able to serve in a capacity to others otherwise unable to access quality therapy without this resource. These days most therapists just don’t take insurance but for those that do... What are your thoughts around insurance? What are your limits? How do you self care with insurance stress? 🤔 #tuesdaythoughts#privatepractice#lmft#psychotherapy#insuranceproblems
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New year means.... insurance headaches 🤯😤😖 so I had to ask my endo for an emergency vial while insurance gets its act together. My endo is awesome. What is nerve wrecking was that she gave me her LAST sample vial. I can only imagine so many people scrabbling to stay alive with insurance just plain fucks with us. Hope everyone gets their meds! Beginning of the year is no joke. Much love to my D-Community 💕 next on my list... ordering pump supplies🤦🏻♀️ then looking into test strip trading since (of course) my Contour strips are not the “preferred” brand now. #lifeofadiabetic#insulinaddict#newyear#insuranceproblems#nightmare#stayingalive#neverending#diabadass#dlife#insulinisnotacure
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Day 18: face doing well today I think! The new pimples really dry out so much faster even just 18 days into #Accutane! I’m slightly nervous about next month’s course because I started a new job and may have been a dummy about insurance sign-up and not be covered until February— if it isn’t a billion dollars I may just pay out of pocket for a month, I really don’t want to hold up the process. Ughhh, frustrating! But I’m trying not to worry too much about it, I can afford to pay out of pocket for a month if I really need to and in the grand scheme of things I’d rather do the Accutane course in the correct timeline. #accutanejourney#insuranceproblems#isnttheamericanhealthcaresystemnice#accutanediary
2 flights down, 3 flights to go. 👣 Next stop Honolulu, Hawaii. 🌊🏄 #ontheroadagain
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The Three Legged Wonder Dog ❤️
Most of you know that this fall I had the good fortune of adopting Bunny, a magical three-legged #huskyheelermix puppy. Bunny and I are requesting assistance paying for some live-saving veterinary bills 🙏🏽 Bunny suffered a severe accident as a very young puppy, before I got her, resulting in a dislocated hip and broken femur in her hind right leg. The leg was later amputated. Soon after her amputation, once pain-free and cleared with a clean bill of health from both the rescue agency and my vet, I brought her home!
Though we got off to a great start, about one month after the adoption she started struggling with pain at her amputation site and in her left hind leg. In the last week, she’s gone from a healthy working farm dog, to loosing he ability to run, sit, climb stairs or move from laying to standing without assistance. Working with a team of vets at the Mass Veterinary Rehabilitation Hospital, we’ve come with a treatment plan to help heal Bunny and get her back on her feet.
Though I got health insurance for Bunny immediately upon adoption, her pain is deemed a preexisting condition and thus is not covered. #insuranceproblems
I stared a #crowdfundingcampaign to help pay for Bunny’s medical care. Link in my bio, please share! And thanks to everyone whose already shared or donated!!!!
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