My ortho tells me today, 'your surgeon got in touch with me today and she's on vacation, but will look at your records soon and get with us on them.' Good thing I had a xanax before I went to my appointment this morning, because otherwise I would have had to stifle a laugh from coming out of me unexpectedly. So, 4 months post op and 1 month after she's had records from a very detailed second opinion I had and now she breaks her silence? Seems pretty odd that I put in a formal request to Kaiser (which in turn lodged a complaint against her) to cover my revision surgery outside of Kaiser with Gunson, and now all of the sudden she is getting in touch with me finally? Ppphhhffffttttt. No thanks. You had your chance, chick. So, I was honest and told my ortho that it's OK, I don't care what she has to say since I'm not going back with her anyway. That ship has sailed. Speaking of Kaiser, the committee meeting on my request to have out of network care provided for my revision is getting together to look at my case on Tues. I REALLY hope they will cover the revision. I am totally prepared for denial, but it would be nice for something to finally go my way with all of this and I can get the care that I not only need, but deserve. And speaking of care, I am consulting with one more orthodontist and 2 more surgeons in the next couple weeks. So, once I have those opinions and hopefully a decision in my favor from Kaiser, I can pick a surgeon and get this ball rolling on my revision. I hope I can get a surgery date on the books before the beginning of Oct. My sisters wedding is in the Dominican the second week of November. I would be devastated if I couldn't go stand by her side for her wedding. I don't even care if I'm banded shut still, I just need to be able to make the 8 hour flight there, which I know will be tough the first 4-6 weeks post op with my face/sinus and ear cavity swollen and hurting in flight with the pressure. So, first week of Oct is kind of my cut off for surgery if I want to go to the wedding still. It's at an all inclusive resort and it will suck not to eat my monies worth, but I guess being on a liquid diet (the one surgeon I am probably going to go with has a strict liquid diet for 6 weeks post op) includes rum runners and pina coladas, right? ;)
I go back to my ortho next week to do a long appointment to rebond brackets and begin the process of undoing all the 'corrections' he made to me post op. Once that is done, I think my teeth will be surgery ready again. Thank god. I just want to get this show on the road!