Boy, what a place to find u'rself. I wish there was something i could do to help u or carry some of the load for u friend. U do have a lot to consider and i pray all this will be resolved very soon for u. The gastric pacer does sound interesting, but i'm concerned for u to do this so soon after the other implant. So much healing already trying to take place, but on the other hand, if it'll help the overall pic it'd be worth it. At least trying the trial would be a good idea. U know, ins sometimes stinks! I can attest to that first hand, but u know, u just have to do what makes sense for u. If they cover it they do, if not u'r still on the winning end because u get the treatment u need. In the end they will bill u and will just have to wait for payment. The most important part is u are taken care of.
Don't worry about the steak thing. It'd look like a sweet hubby taking care of his girl! If it bothers u...just come down here where i'm at...no one knows u and i'd love it!! ;)