Friday, October 15, 2010


What's the difference when it comes to psychologists? The answer is only one in the whole area will be able to see me. I have to have a psychological evaluation to clear me for surgery. I've been on the phone all morning calling different ones in the area. Either they don't take my insurance or they aren't taking new patients. That's all I've heard all morning.

I can be a bit emotional at times. I admit that I get upset, I may even cry for a couple minutes. Then I pick myself up and am able to think with a clearer head. I just have to get it out. I don't think of it as a fault. I think of it as a pressure release valve.

So the tears were about to roll. My husband walked in from work and one of the first things out of my mouth was, "I'm going to be fat for the rest of my life!" I didn't see it, but I'm sure he rolled his eyes at me. I could pay out of pocket for it, but it's like $275 and we just don't have the cash right now with him having been off work for so long.

I fought back the tears, took a deep breath and calmed myself down. Then, I did what any logical person would do. I called the doctor's office and told them my predicament. I'm sure they see cases like mine all the time. She said she didn't realize that the only two doctors on the list they gave me were no longer taking new patients. But, she had a secret weapon. When I go in for my appointment in a couple weeks, they can schedule an appointment for me with a doctor in the very town I live in. He's not advertised as being able to do the evaluation, but he can. And he oversees the sleep study I'll be doing next week!

Phew, what a relief. I could cry now.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you got that worked out. I'm surprised, though. The program I went through had a psychologist on staff just to do the evaluations. I guess I never realized not all programs were like that.

    Can't wait until you get all the testing done and get approved!