Let's talk money. Luckily, I have pretty sweet, traditional health insurance. I can't remember exactly how much is deducted from each paycheck, but it's somewhere around $100-$150 to cover Pat and me. Copays to see my primary are $30. Specialists are $65. The big hit comes when either of us are admitted to the hospital. … Continue reading Dollar dollar bills y’all
Welp, today was my first day back at work and I survived. 🙌 I know I've mentioned how much I love my coworkers. We talk often about how crazy it is that we "found" each other. Today, when I opened the door to my office, it was completely decked out with streamers and little sleeve … Continue reading Back in the saddle
Quick update: I had an appointment at Dr. Kurian's office yesterday afternoon. My incisions look great, even though my stomach is still swollen and sore. I feel a little dizzy / easily worn out if I walk or stand for an extended amount of time but that's totally normal. The trip into the city was … Continue reading Live from my couch!
Hello from my couch! The past few days have been a pain killer induced haze so I'm going to do my best to document it but there will be some gaps! I arrived at NYU Kimmel Pavilion at 6am on Saturday morning. Quick check in with admitting and I was led to the surgery prep … Continue reading VSG yeah you know me
If you follow my Instagram you already know that insurance approval came down to the wire. Lots of stress, emails and phone calls ended with one huge sigh of relief yesterday morning. I've been ingesting only clear liquids since yesterday. It's definitely a blessing that I had work and some prior obligations to keep me … Continue reading Tomorrow!
My parents will tell you that I was a very serious child. I don't know if that has to do with having a brother who was so sick as a baby or being the oldest of four. Maybe it's just who I am. I mean, some of my friends call me "grandma". I worry. A … Continue reading Worries
This week has been a bit of a whirlwind. I may have been a wee bit cranky on Tuesday, but once that day was over I was feeling pretty good. On Wednesday, the hematologist told me that my bloodwork was totally normal, gave me a big hug and told me how happy and excited she … Continue reading Fri-yay!
Today was supposed to be a quick appointment with my primary to get surgical clearance. NYU faxed the pre-admission testing bloodwork and my white blood cell count is elevated. But here's the thing: my white blood cell count is almost always elevated. Since this surgery is kind of a big deal, my primary doctor wants … Continue reading Never a dull moment!
Yesterday was my final appointment with Dr. Kurian before surgery. It is getting REAL. The night before the appointment, I got myself into a bit of a tizzy. Around 11pm, I started googling all of the possible complications of this surgery. Nothing good can come of traveling down the internet rabbit hole at night. I … Continue reading It’s a date!
The two week liquid diet which precedes the operation begins next Saturday, October 20th. It feels strange to be meal planning for the week ahead. It's not like I'll never be able to eat food again, but it will be quite a while. This week, I'm going to drink some champagne, eat bread and have … Continue reading Last hurrah!