Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday April 8th, 2011 - Worried about liver

Well, I have an appointment with my GI doc on the 13th. Back in 2009, when they said my kidneys were shutting down, I went to see the same doctor. He told me as many have that I have NASH, but, again, he didn't make a big deal out of it. I am fat so I should have a fatty liver. But, this time I am requesting a liver biopsy just to be sure. Like every doctor, he will undoubtedly recommend bariatric surgery.

I can't understand why health insurers won't pay for the entire procedure. They already have rules and safeguards to make sure people aren't using it as a diet plan. You have to be over a certain fat ratio like in the 45 percentile. Something like that. The surgery will most likely cost around $10k and the insurance pays $7500 lifetime benefit. So, out of the $4000 you have to have in hospital escrow, you will probably get back $1500 but only if there are no complications or if they hold you over night.

Anyway, I've been losing weight and my clothes are fitting better. My diet is okay, but I have tried to cut down on sugar and quantity, both of which are pretty big obstacle for me.

My writing has been going well and I am making great progress.

1 comment:

  1. Stay encouraged, my dear friend! Remember the Serenity prayer in changing the things we can change and accepting those things that we cannot change. Keep the faith! You are in my prayers.