All of my hospital tests (abdominal ultrasound, EKG, arterial blood gas, and chest xray) are now done. I’ve had my initial consult with the nutritionist as well. All that’s left is some blood work, two more visits with the nutritionist, my psychical therapy exercise consult, the psych evaluation, and my visit with the surgeon and they’re all scheduled. Things are moving along nicely. Once I have my visit with the surgeon, they’ll submit all my paperwork to the insurance company for approval. Fingers crossed until then!