6 MORE months. Really? I have done 5 years of diets, read all the books the dietitians gave me last time. The problem isn’t that I don’t understand emotional eating and how it affects me. The problem isn’t that I don’t understand portion sizes. food choices or calorie intake but because some idiot putting together the insurance policies decided they could weed out enough people from getting the surgery and save the insurance company money, they decided to delay treatment for an illness 1/2 a year.
I am more than a little bugged. UHC has policies that allow for 6 months ORdocumentation of a diet and exercise plan for 3 months but because the committee that was formed by ADP/CDK to decide bariatric benefits didn’t have anyone suffering from morbid obesity on it.
And so it goes. It looks like there is no other choice if I want to get weight loss surgery. Of coarse I can lose weight without the help of WLS. It is not the solution, it is a tool. But would you frame a house if you only had a spoon available for the next 6 months to drive in the nails or would you wait the 6 months until you could get the hammer?