**I posted this in January Surgery Buddies, but I'm looking for any support possible!!! I received a call yesterday from the insurance company that my surgery wasn't approved. I'm devastated! It's one of those things where the doctors notes need to state specific wording in order for it to be approved. From all the past procedures I've had done, it is clear that surgery is next but I guess they are looking for specific verbiage such as spondylitis (sp?) or arthritis, ect. I was very upset because of course they call me at 4:30 on a Friday evening of a holiday weekend, and there is nothing that I can do now until Wednesday which is the day if my pre-op. The insurance company (or I should say the rep that called me) is so stupid cause I asked her if I should still go to my pre-op while this is being disputed and she couldn't give me an answer! So now what?! When I was going through my records, it appears that the info they are looking for is stated and relevant. My thoughts are: the dr told me 4 years ago that I would need this surgery. I chose to try PT, PM, injections, blocks, etc. so the doctor should be able to turn this around in time for my surgery date. Has anyone had similar issues with their insurance? Should I really worry? I'm just more so pissed that they call when there is nothing that can be done about it and I'm left all weekend and Christmas no less worried about this. Please help me make some sense of this!!!