I am definitely feeling more optimist about my jaw situation than I was during my last post. I've had the weekend to process everything and this morning I talked to both my insurance companies, the office in Seattle and my orthodontist about changing my surgeon back to the surgeon (Dr. Bloomquist) in Seattle instead of the inconsiderate butt-head at UCSF. I just went to Google Maps to see the exact distance from my house to my surgeon's office in Seattle and it is 604 miles, 10 hours 54 mins. Definitely not ideal, but doable.
The first people I called where my insurance companies, Blue Shield of CA and Delta Healthy Systems, to make sure that Dr. Bloomquist did indeed submit and got approved to do both jaws and that was a YES!!!! A huge weight off my shoulders. I talked with the surgeon's office in Seattle, they were extremely helpful, understanding and empathetic to my situation which made me feel at ease. I talked to my orthodontist and to my surprise he wasn't surprise by the surgeon's behavior. My orthodontist thought he had told me that he was like that, but I never knew. I did sense that he wasn't completely comfortable with me going to UCSF, but he never said why.
Like I said earlier I am feeling way better about changing my surgeon after all that drama with the UCSF surgeon. I am planning on having a conversation over the phone with Dr. Bloomquist to talk about my surgery more in depth. I did an update video on YouTube about my appointment and will put it below.
All in all I'm feeling good about where things are. My jaw surgery probably won't be until Mid-January to February, which is ok because I might me be transiting to a new job with my agency and it will give me more time to be comfortable with my job and the families that I'll work with before my surgery and coming back with a split to work. :)