Well, this has been a month of answers in regards to the health front so that has been a relief, though there is still one issue that will remain mysterious because my health insurance deemed it medically unnecessary to approve 1 of my 2 MRIs. It’s great how insurance companies are the ones to decide, yeah? Or, I can cough up the 2k or whatever MRIs cost to have peace of mind. I was sort of faced with that decision last Monday right before a procedure. I had realized that for each of my other procedures I had received a phone call from my insurance company letting me know that the pre-certification was approved, but hadn’t received it for this one. The paperwork was delayed. I was scheduled to leave for the medical center in 2 hours. I had fasted for 2 days in preparation. Do I cancel? Do I risk coughing up the entire bill just to get it over with and at least get some answers? The good news is that it distracted me from worrying about the results since I was worrying about the bill. But you know what? Sometimes you get people who are really good at their jobs and when you’re lucky enough to get those people helping you out, you feel like the world is on your side.
I’m actually glad in a way that I got to test my health insurance out after changing insurance companies and downgrading our plan. Sometimes when we’d go to doctors I hold up my card and think to myself, is this real insurance? Ha! But aside from this one MRI that was denied, everything else has been approved and it’s been good to know that the system actually works, despite the high copays and co-insurance (although I should probably wait for my bills to come in the mail before making any sort of declarations). I now have some information about things going on in my body. I’ve learned that after a certain age, you really can’t ignore ailments anymore, you have to get them checked out. I’ve also started physical therapy which I hope will help me keep a more consistent exercise schedule. Plus, it’s a really good excuse to get some new sneakers like these pretty ones I’ve been stalking. You know, maybe a little reward for making it through this month of tests?