Getting over an underbite

blogging my way through double jaw surgery

It’s so close

So here’s the good news: my insurance has approved my surgery. I called yesterday and got the news fresh over the phone; they had just mailed the approval letters. Happy dance on the inside. I’ve not let myself get too excited yet since I don’t have a surgery date.

Not as good: the approval is only good through the end of the year and I don’t know if I can get a surgery date this year. This is because:

  1. We haven’t renewed our insurance for next year yet since open enrollment just started.
  2. The surgeons’ office is already super packed for the rest of the year.

However I do have an advocate at the orthodontist office. They have several they want to have surgery before the end of the year, but since I have been waiting so long, she is going to push for me to have priority.

If I do not get it done in 2013, I’m told I will have to put a new request to the insurance in January and do that all over again.

So we’ll see what the week brings! Feeling hopeful and tentative.

PS. the nurse told me to fatten up!  ha ha, that probably won’t be hard to do!


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