Thursday, March 1, 2012
Update on Band dilema........another test!
I saw Dr.Marshall at 11:00 and he said that he wanted to get a Nuclear Gastric Emptying Study before he proceeds with surgery. I am scheduled for this test Monday at 3:15 and I will see him on Tuesday morning at 11:45. I am praying this will be the last test and then we can proceed to get relief from this situation.
We talked to day more at length about the revision surgery. He is still dragging his feet about the sleeve, but did not say NO he would not do it. He is just concerned about the anatomy and leaks. He said leaks with the sleeve are more sever and harder to get to heal. He knows the sleeve is what I want and I think he will do it, but still am not certain what is going to happen.
I am hurting and was crying in his office, he made them schedule the test as soon as possible which is Monday. I am hopeful that once we get the results he will move forward with revision, they have to send everything to my insurance and it has to be approved by the medical director of Humana. I have spoke with Humana and they do cover this revision. I hope that they will approve it and not give us any issues.
He did tell me it is possible for him to do the revision at the same time he removed the band, if he did not have to repair anything while he was in there. If he would have to repair something from the band or if there is something that needs to heal from the band he would not, and let that heal and go back in. That is something that he will not know for certain until he was to get in there.
This is all I know, it has been a very emotional day for me and I have spent alot of it crying. I am tired of hurting.