Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pre-op tests!

Well! I went in for my pre-op tests today. They did blood work and then I met with the nurse practitioner and we went over my medical history and what to expect about the band. So my patient/surgeon consultation is set for Feb 10th and then my surgery date is set for Feb 24th!!!!!! Yay!!!!! So I will most likely start my pre-op diet this coming up looks hard but I know I can do it! Now I just have to pan out the details with the financing and I am good to go! I am super happy!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Here We Go...

Well, I guess there may be hope after all! Financing came through! My loan officer is agreeing to finance $10,000 of it and Care Credit has increased my line of credit to $3000. Everything came together yesterday and I am thrilled. I made my first appointment at True Results for this Thursday for a consultation with the nurse and to do my pre-op tests. :) Yay! I am really nervous but I think it's all gonna work out! If all goes well on Thursday I believe I will be able to start my pre-op diet and be banded around the end of February! I am super happy!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Well as usual, I have been struggling to get financed for the band. I have been very depressed about the chance that I won't be able to get it and that Iwill be doomed to stay this way. But on Friday, I emailed my loan officer and told her what I am trying to do and she said she would look into it. I have been waiting patiently but I am so anxious. She called me this morning and asked me to fill out the application so she can see whether it's do-able or not! Hopefully, she will get back with me today with an answer. I am keeping my ***Fingers crossed*** Oh goodness! And I actually think I might have gotten my PawPaw on board with the surgery. He has been against the idea of it but I finally explained as much as I could and he seems to be warming up to it. There may be light at the end of the tunnel....we shall see.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Well, Hello! I wish I had super good news to post but unfortunately I am becoming more and more discouraged on getting banded. I have jumped through hoop after hoop to get approved for financing to cover it and I just keep getting declined every which-a-way. I don't know what else I can do. I just don't understand. It really ticks me off about the whole false advertising thing. You know the website draws you in because it says that it works with people with all credit type, good or bad, and even with scores as low as 600. Mine and my husbands scores are well over 600 and I am still getting declined. I am sick of it. It just seems hopeless. And although I am very happy for my BFF, who just scheduled her pre-op test date and surgery date, I am seriously becoming devastated. I don't know what else to do. She is going a different route and actually going through our bank to get financing. I didn't want to have to do that but apparently it is my last hope to get this done. Why is it so hard??????

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Years Pics!

Hello again! I know the last time I posted I didn't explain much about the purpose of all this so here goes: I decided back in October that I want lap band surgery. I made an appointment with a well-respected Weight Loss Center near my hometown and was approved medical wise, but unfortunately my insurance through my job has a no exception policy for weight loss prodedures, OF COURSE!!!!! Soooo, that left me with only a self-financing option, and I have been working on that every since. I have applied through everywhere I have heard of including Care Credit,, etc. and have been denied thanks to a discrepency on my credit that is years old. So I finally decided to dispute it and am now in the process of getting it deleted from credit (*fingers crossed*). Whether or not that will happen who knows. But as soon as I know it's been reported paid on my credit to all 3 bureaus I am going to reapply with So please if you read this, keep your fingers crossed for me that I get approved. My best friend, Mary, is also going to get banded. Our plan was to do it together so we can support each other from the start of it but she has already been approved financially and will most likely get it before I do. :*(
Anyways...I just thought I would feel everyone in on what I am doing! Here are a few pics from New Years!

Ryan (my hubby) and Mary (BFF)

Mary, Sharron, Me, Kitti, and Nikki

Friend Ashley and Me

Left to right: Brandon, Nikki, Ashley, Mary, Sharron, Cayla, Me, Ryan
And John in front.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 New Years has begun!


Well this is officially my first post! I don't know about everyone else, but my New Year's eve was CRAZY! Lots of fun....but I think one of my new years resolutions is to quit partying so much, especially if I get the band. I don't want anything to effect the results I could have if I do everything right. I will come back later and post some pictures from new years. :) Well I gotta get back to work.