I spoke on the phone with the psychologist today, and 20 minutes and $150 later I was cleared for gastric sleeve surgery! (I also had to fill out some questionnaires online before the phone call, but they weren’t too challenging.) She asked me about my family history of obesity, my mental health, and my level of commitment to change my lifestyle after surgery.
my family history
We’re a fat bunch. Grandparents, parents, siblings, cousins…
my mental health
I see a psychiatrist for depression and ADHD, and both are well under control.
my level of commitment
The phone call was short and sweet, the woman was pleasant, and it was my last hurdle to clear before scheduling surgery! Her report should be in to the doctor’s office by Friday, and I’m damned sure going to be calling them Friday to schedule. Cross your fingers I get mid-March!
Did you need to meet with a psychologist? Were they helpful? Did they seem to be on your side? Did they refer you for treatment before surgery, or did you sail through?
A quick note: I upgraded my servers today, so please let me know if you see something wrong!