Friday, May 8, 2009


The short story is... I'M APPROVED!! I'M REALLY APPROVED!!!! AHHHHHH!! I've been sobbing for the past 15 minutes in relief. I hope the husband doesn't freak out - I'm sure my message was a blubbering confusing mess and he'll probably think I was denied.

Now, the long story. I left a few minutes late from school (pep assembly today and the band always plays). I couldn't wait until I got home, so I talked while I drove (I figured I could pull over if the tears got too bad). Well, I got ahold of someone - but he said that "no one was in the office today" and that he would go look for that information. WTF?! I freaked. He came back, and said that while he heard the meeting and the cases presented, he didn't know names and couldn't give out that information. I desperately said "please... Mine was the jaw surgery case? Orthognathic surgery? Scheduled for July 1st? Contract exclusion?" and he hemmed and hawed a bit before telling me he'd call me back in 5 minutes. 11 minutes later (possibly the longest 11 minutes of my life thus far) he called back and apologized for the run around and made small talk before telling me I was APPROVED!! He said he didn't know details and the head honcho (Mike) would contact me next week and talk details.

So I don't know if anything EXCEPT the surgery is covered - that 14,000 dollar bill. I'm not sure about hospital stay and all of that - but even if I have to cover the hospital stay, we can accept that kind of debt.

I'm still crying! Oh, Lord, thank you all. Thank you for your prayers and your kind words and your encouragement when I thought I was going to just fall apart! (Which I did. Many times).

July 1st - we're on!!!!


Katherine (Kate) said...

Oh wow!!! That is AWESOME!!! You'll be flying high this weekend~ WEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeee!!!

Off to add your date to my list !

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

changes911 said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I am so freakin happy for you! I told you that everything would work out! I TOLD YOU! YAY!
So are you still set for July 1st? Either way your covered! :)

Anonymous said...

I've been quietly following your post and sending prayers your way. I'm so happy for you!

Ananda Devika said...

Yea! I'm so happy for you! I knew it would work out!

mcgee33 said...

I could almost FEEL your relief! I am so happy for you! REALLY, REALLY HAPPY! Thanks for keeping us updated!


Stephanie said...

Sorry Im late, Im so glad you got it approved! Did you get all the details yet? I bet your so relieved! Again congrats:-)

Anya said...

Congratulations. So wonderful for you. Some times the universe moves in mysterious ways. I am glad everything was on your side this time.

Melinda said...

This is such great news! I'm so happy for you! But also concerned for you...because I read in your letter somewhere exactly what you want them to do in this surgery and my GOD it sounds awful...but sounds like it will all be worth it in the end. :)

Rachel (Rae) said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!! I am so so so so so happy for you!!! And like you said, even if you have to cover all of the other expenses, that biggest expense being taken care of is still a HUGE burden off your shoulders!!!

I'll keep praying that everything works out for you!! And'll be on ANOTHER tough road - one of surgery and then recovery!!! But, honey, I'm SURE it will be SOOO worth it in the end!!! :) :)

PS Is your hubby coming home any time soon? I'm sure you could use a GIANT hug from him and maybe a little crying on his shoulder! :)

sjp said...

Congrats, Stephanie!!!! I bet you are filled with relief and are ready to roll on this surgery! God is good!

Stephanie said...

So glad to hear you were approved, this is GREAT news!! July 1st ... it'll be here before you know it!!