Good afternoon! I love fall also but am sadly still waiting for something that feels like fall!!
I went out for a very slow walk this morning. Just not feeling it today. Still happy I got out there though......a sluggish, slow walk is still better than NO walk!
I know I whine/complain all the time, but I've been sitting here being super annoyed with my doctor's visits from yesterday and I have no one here to vent to right now.......sooooo......sorry in advance!
I had 2 appointments at my cancer center yesterday. One was a quick check-up with the very sweet lady (not sure what her title is) I see every 3 months regarding the breast cancer study I'm participating in. When I joined this study I was told that there would NEVER be a charge to me for anything involving the study. When I checked in for the visit I was informed that I not only owed the $60 co-pay for yesterday's visit but that I also owed the same for the previous visits. Umm.....NO! After a lot of waiting while they tried to figure it out I finally paid $60 for the one visit and told them I would check into it further before giving them any more money because I was told I would not be charged anything.....also, I didn't happen to HAVE the additional $$$. When I went in to see Quinn (very sweet lady) she said that she was also told that there would be no charge to patients and she would go back and check with her boss. I told the people at the front desk and they said, "Yeah....that's what Quinn told us, so I guess maybe if she finds out that we weren't supposed to charge you....we can probably figure out how to issue you a credit at some point."
The second visit was with my oncologists PA (another co-pay) for my 3-month check-up. I wasn't supposed to have lab work done this time, but after he examined me he sent me for blood work because he was concerned about the extreme fatigue I've been dealing with. He said that radiation can pretty much destroy your thyroid and he wanted to check that out as well as some other possibilities. Waiting for those results. I also have to go back to the Lymphedema specialist. I have constant pain in my underarm and back, directly behind my surgical sight and the doctor said I have a very large pocket of fluid. If the therapist can't get it to go down with lymphatic massage I will have to see a surgeon about removing the fluid. The PA asked me why I stopped seeing the therapist and I told him that I couldn't afford the co-pay two or three times a week like she wanted so I stopped going. He said, "That makes me so very sad. Money should NOT be an issue with these things." Yeah, makes me sad too. Okay, rant over. At least I HAVE insurance now. It just doesn't make sense to pay so much for insurance each month and have such high co-pays. I have an appointment Thursday morning with the physical therapist.
Anyway, it's all good. Still alive here