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On it goes

If you have accomplished all that you planned for yourself, you have not planned enough.
Edward Everett Hale

Lyo finally had to break down and get real painkillers. Which is good because he hadn’t slept in 2 days. He is still without a diagnosis as of today, but there is a CT scan setup for him in a few hours. He already had the MRI and nothing showed up. Then shingles was thought to be possible given Lyo’s age and the fact that he had chickenpox when he was kid.

But we’ve ruled that out so far since no rash has shown up.

After the CT scan is a visit to a neurosurgeon but that hasn’t been set up yet. And given how well his health insurance company is getting along with the hospital…I’m not sure where we go for the consultation or when.

Well so much for the up beat news.

I’m still running on 3 hours of sleep from the night before last. And I’ve got another long day ahead of me. Lyo on pain killers is funny when he’s in the hospital. Lyo on painkillers at home is a bad idea.

Why is it that when you take painkillers your memory of being in pain is somehow forgotten?

Seriously.

I think that if I hadn’t been here yesterday he would have tried to go work on the trailer. He was doing all sorts of movements he wasn’t supposed to be doing. Nor should he have been capable of doing them without the painkillers.

I know when I hurt I don’t do that. Of course painkillers don’t really work on me so maybe it is just the drugs.

In which case I really have to talk with whoever decided my biological/chemical makeup. It isn’t fair that I can’t get the same kind of relief with painkillers as others can.

~sighs~

I guess I stick with the vodka. 😛

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Here we go again

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.
William Feather

Well, May is shaping up to be about the same as April. Go figure. 😛 Lyo is headed for the hospital for a MRI in a bit for his back/hip/leg nerve. Which hopefully will tell him/us what is wrong and how we can fix it.

This isn’t really a bad thing. In fact I should think of it as a good thing. But how likely is that? Not very. I’m worried/pissed because he is hurting and the health field is taking its sweet time getting around to him.

Luckily right now he is on Valium so he doesn’t really care what is going on. I’m hoping that those pills work for awhile. 😉 Or at least for the rest of the day so that Lyo can get some sleep. Maybe me too.

I hope so in any event. 🙂

Round 1

Health consists of having the same diseases as one’s neighbors.-Quentin Crisp

 

And so the saga of health begins. In September I underwent minor surgery while I had different insurance. Now three months later I had to have the follow up test to confirm that everything went well.

The good news- everything is great. 😀

The bad news….

Not only is the hospital trying to charge me, but now my insurance is trying to back out of the ObamaCare rules. 😦 Granted I had to change insurance companies in between September and December but the rule is that the procedure and anything after that is recommended is covered 100%. So now it is a fight between the two insurance companies who gets to pay for the X-Ray. All I know…I don’t/won’t pay for it. ~sighs~ I’ve already had to point that out to the hospital this morning. 😛 We’ll see what happens.

I’m only slightly nervous about getting stuck with a bill from the hospital. But I’m hoping it will take a few months before anything is resolved. It could be shorter but I don’t think so. The hospital likes to pad its bills (yes, I do know this for a fact from September) so they probably won’t put in a claim until January.

One thing that did slightly annoy me is that I know more about this particular part of the law then they do. And they are working in the health care field! This baffles me. If it effects my job I would want to know about it. Even if it is barely within my field I’d like to at least understand it so that if something comes up I can answer questions about it.

But, I suppose, that asking such a thing of a small town/county hospital is a bit of a reach. And being one of the first patients to use the law is not a great big help either. 🙂 So I guess the lesson is- do the research! Know what the law says, what the policy you have says, and most importantly point it out to people.

You really do need to be involved and paying attention when it comes to your wallet and health. Less so the wallet, but very much so your health. Things can go terribly wrong if you aren’t paying attention.

So I guess round 1 goes to me. Round 2 ought to be entertaining don’t you think? 😀

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