I am planning on having gastric bypass in the fall. First off my NM is one of my best friends (she was my matron of honor). A lot of times I wish she wasn't my NM because of that. Anyway, she has known that I want to have this done and has made some comments that it has to be approved and we are short so it probably wouldn't be approved. A little history here....I had a tonsilectomy last October and she gave me a lot of grief about that one also but I did get the time off. Both times she said these are elective surgeries that have to have approval from management. For the record, I could have been scheduled for surgery this month or next but I told my surgeon I want to wait until the fall. That way the summer vacations would be over and hopefully she won't give me a problem. Do you see now why I don't like my friend being my NM???
Since she initially made those comments, I don't talk to her about my surgery plans. I am waiting for it to be approved through my insurance (which it will be) and scheduled before I say anything to her again. I figure why go through the HA until I have to! I talked with my union rep and she said she didn't think that she deny a surgery, especially if it was covered by insurance. The NP in the surgeon's office says I don't even have to tell her the nature of my surgery because of privacy. Like I said she is one of my best friends and she already knows. I really don't want this delayed any more than it has to be. I already am resentful (even though it was my own doing) that I am delaying it until the fall. I am willing to quit my job over this. Any advice???
Aug 1, '04
Quote from bam_bam
I am planning on having gastric bypass in the fall.
Apologies for getting a little sidetracked, and I hope you don't take offense to this question: But are you sure you want to have this surgery? We just discussed this at my school and a couple of students really regretted having this surgery. They said it caused many medical problems, and other people in the class had friends who suffered the same.
You may want to look into this since the operation, and potential associated effects, are apparently irreversible.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Aug 1, '04