Don't Quit Before The Miracle Happens

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Don’t Quit Before The Miracle Happens

Last night I went to the information session for the local Bariatric Surgery Center. I actually got a chance to talk a bit to the insurance person for the center. She informed me I was authorized to be seen at their center not the surgery. Depressed me a bit, but then I remembered that God allows us some things because it is for our own good.

The reason I am not authorized the surgery yet is because it is a major life change. I have to prove to them and the insurance that I can handle it. I can fully understand that. I still have a lot to work on and learn before I could handle such a life change.

Some of the things they want me to do are:

  • Attend two support group meetings
  • Physical therapy Eval.
  • Nutrition Eval.
  • Psychological Eval.
  • Attend preop nutrition group
  • loose 5% of weight
  • attend preop class
  • medical eval by all doctors
  • Surgical eval

my insurance wants:

  • Psycho social eval
  • medical eval by all doctors
  • surgical eval
  • Dietitian eval
    • Show adequate trying to lose weight on own
      • If I do not have adequate evidence then need to do 6mo. of clinically supervised weight reduction program
    • counseling on lifestyle change
  • Participate in support groups (my local surgery center offers them) show willingness to follow post surgical follow ups and diet, exercise etc.

Don’t Quit Before The Miracle Happens

There are still a few things I need to do in order to get myself ready for this. I am thankful for these requirements because it will prepare me for things after surgery. I have been eating like this for 49 years and I cannot expect myself to go through the surgery, my stomach to be different over night and it not affect me in a big way. I need to be sure that I am ready to handle the new relationship I will have with food.

Right now I am fighting the thought of wanting to give up. But, I think God lead me to NOOM for a reason. I have a few months of food diary I could send to my doctor. On NOOM I lost like 40 lbs. If I can get my doctor to record that and how my weight went up and down. Maybe that will add to the requirement of showing adequate evidence of trying to lose weight on my own. But out of the list none of it seems impossible for me to meet. With NOOM I lost over 5% of my weight so I can do that again with them monitoring me if need be. The reason I want the surgery is that once I lose the weight, it comes back. During the session they showed why that happens for those who are morbidly obese. With surgery that complication is not such a problem.

Don't Quit Before The Miracle Happens
Ocean at sunset with words Don’t Quit right before the miracle happens.

Don’t Quit Before The Miracle Happens

So, I will do all these steps. I will show them that I am already changing my diet. I believe God open doors for me to learn how to be healthier. He needs me to live for God so He can reach people through my story. Whether it is through my blog or in real life God’s purpose for me will be carried through. My weight loss journey blog will not stop here. I will let you all in on every step of the way. The promises of God will always win out in the end. I am alive today only because of Him so I owe Jesus my life. How much less can I do than to obey what He puts before me? I can only see dreams fulfilled if I live for God every step of the way.

Is there something you are hoping for, something that you think needs to happen? But yet barriers keep coming up? Does God seem to be closing all the doors on you? Maybe, it could be that He knows what is best. Maybe like my surgery there are still things you need to learn and work through before your miracle will happen? As you wait for things to happen praise Him, thank Him for everything you have today. Live for God today, trusting He has your back on all this.

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