I was trying to find out how much I paid in medical last year for my taxes so I called the hospital. They told me the amount I paid, then told me the amount i OWE... $9,700! WTH??? I was NOT expecting that number. It turns out that they were behind in the billing and so that is why I had not received all the invoices. I thought I had about $3,000 due was was making payments. This changes a lot. #1, I can't afford the gym or a personal trainer anymore :( My trainer is going to give me things to do at home, but this sucks big time. #2, Even if I do get approved at this point, will they do the surgery because I owe so much money? I am going to try to pay as much as possible to show them good faith. Our medical insurance SUCKS and only pays like 60% so if they do allow me to get the surgery, how much MORE will that add to my huge total? The $9,700 is not all from my surgery. If you remember I was hospitalized for about a week about a year in a half ago for all obesity related issues. (It was when I knew I needed surgery) Then, I had to get all the clearances from neurology, hematology, cardiology and then I had physical therapy for months after my surgery. I will need all this again to get another surgery. Wow. One smack in the face after another. No happy posts here for a while... It seems to me that when things start to suck, it happens in waves. This wave is crashing on me. the worst part is I feel trapped in this body.
I feel like all this stuff happening will keep me here. :( I am still grateful to be able to walk and move around, so I have to focus on that, but it gets harder and harder to not want more. I would love to be back/hip pain free, I would love to not have sleep apnea, I would love to get rid of the PCOS which raveges my body... Whatever.