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I was diagnosed with gastroparisis 1 year and 3 months ago. I was very active, volunteered as an EMT, worked as a medical assistant and was always busy enjoying life with my grand children and friends. I woke up one morning not able to eat and with terrible abdominal pain.I live in Idaho. I found a doctor in Seattle Washington that has been great and insisted that I get the Stimulator Implanted. I have lost over 50 pounds lost my job and not able to eat solid foods only liquified foods. I am borderline malnutrician. After several ER visits hospital stays and After being denied once for the procedure the second time they told me my Blue Cross of Idaho accepted the procedure and scheduled the surgery. I now have gotten a phone call where there was a mistake and they had put me under Blue Cross of Washington insurance instead of Idaho and have had to cancel. I’m trying to wrap my head around this. Why would Blue Cross cover Washington and not Idaho? I’m wondering if anyone from Idaho has had any issues with ther insurance. This has been a life altering mistake in my mind. I have no social life I sleep all the time as I am so tired from no nutrition. I was so hopeful with an 85% sucess rate that I was going to get my life back. If anyone has any insight please let me know.

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