I was scheduled to have a L4/L5 Laminectomy
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterior Segmental Instrumentation today actually.
I received a call from my surgeon's office yesterday afternoon saying that my surgery would have to be rescheduled because they didn't get approval for everything. They tentatively rescheduled it to August 29th, and set up a peer - to - peer review with my insurance company for this morning.
I talked to my insurance company, and they said that the peer to peer review resulted in having some of the procedures approved and some are still denied. I don't really know what was approved or denied, but I think the Laminectomy part was approved, and I don't think the Fusion part was.
I'm so upset, so frustrated, so depressed. I was supposed to be recovering from surgery right now. I shouldn't be working today. I was mentally and physically prepared, everything was set, and all the people in my life knew about it.
I still have to wait for the doctor's office to call and tell me what's going on. After the peer-to-peer review, they could still appeal, but I don't know if that's a viable option, or if it would even matter.
I've been crying pretty much non-stop since this morning.