My first CT Scan’s original scheduled date, with an early appointment time of 9 AM, was cancelled due to no authorization from insurance. I was okay with “Nothing to Eat OR Drink” after midnight BUT…the winds of change blew my schedule off course! Picture this…The insurance company on my hubby’s phone and the medical appointment manager on mine and the term “conference call” took on a new meaning. Authorization was given and a new appointment was set for…”What? 11 AM?
I quickly counted back as the instructions hit my ears. “Nothing to Eat OR Drink…for four hours prior to your CT Scan!” I breathed a sigh of relief! Tragedy had been averted and my life had been spared! “What? A little too dramatic?” Well, if you know anything about me you know what I was thinking about….COFFEE!
When I picked up my #*%~”Tasty Cocktail”@^~~ , as it was called by the tech, the instructions were given again and I agreed and smiled. I was asked why I was smiling. “Because I get up at 5:30 am and can still have my morning COFFEE!”
The tech chuckled and shook her head…
So the first half of the yummy “Berry Smoothie” has been swallowed with one more dose in 2 hours and 7 minutes. Then it will be time to get ready and dash out the door. ” I think I will stop by Starbucks on the way home!”
“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”
Mondays…we know the drill! We all have the exceptions but still tend to dread the first day of the week. I guess it is all in how you look at it…glass half empty/half full. Me, well I don’t dread it as much as most because I am up before the “butt-crack of dawn” everyday. But this morning I was dragging a bit when it happened. I had just finished putting the breakfast dishes into the dishwasher And Then He Said…”I Love Mondays!” I chuckled under my breath as I continued with my little routines. My youngest, a uniquely challenged 12 year old, blurts out something profound in a manner quite unlike the normal under-the-breath murmurs.
I quickly swallowed my heavenly brew to avoid spewing it across the room. “What a revelation!” As if I did not already know the truth in his statement. Down deep he longs for the routine of school…a bell driven schedule…that moves him through his day. Sundays are semi-routine with church in the morning for him but Sunday afternoons hold unknown activities and destinations. Me..well I am back at church about 4 until 7 most weeks. My youngest stays at home with his daddy and occupies himself with guy stuff.
Home improvement stores…
I am sure you have a similar list!
Yesterday was filled with fixing dinner before going back to church for the Easter Musical…when I arrived back home my 22 and 19 year old sons were in the middle of switching rooms. Now that was exciting…and quite the mess. When I went up to go to bed last last night the hall was filled with an assortment of crates and baskets holding the prized possessions of the two boys. Yet between the time I fell asleep, to the sound of drills and bumps, and the time I woke up this morning the hall was clear and the rooms were amazingly organized in true Houdini fashion. “I wish they would undertake every chore this way!” My youngest…well He Said…”What Was All The Drilling?”
“Just like any child…continuous string of questions!”
We the time has come…I would much rather sit here and write while I finished my coffee this morning. BUT alas! I am off to get dressed for my early errand to the imaging facility. Yep! The rescheduled CT Scan…the doctor forgot to give him the required barium for the scan and he just finished drinking the last dose. He almost threw it back up! It was a sight but kudos to him for holding it down. I want to leave you with one more thought…
Have a great day!
The End Of Another Week…Finally!
It has been a over exhaustive-confusing-political run around-red tape-medical jargon filled week.
Just a couple of hurdles left to jump today…(doing the dance of joy!!!)
With all the hurdles jumped this week it is a wonder I am not in more pain. Okay…virtual pain!
The everyday routine multiplied by the square of pi ( just trying to sound oh so smart ) have all been accomplished…with the minor exception of the dusting, cleaning the fridge, vacuuming. Yep! My house has suffered. One extra choir practice left for tomorrow morning, CT Scan today for my 19 year old son, a red tape phone call handled today in a uniquely and surprisingly timely manner…my checklist is shortening by the second. TKD classes were attended this week as well as the myriad of doctors and surgeons. Mom’s Taxi Service has been utilized far too often for the out of network errands. “Sorry for the insurance pun!” Speaking of insurance…because we have still not managed to reach our wonderful deductible…my 19 year old son was told the CT Scan would cost him $1800-$2000 out of pocket if he filed with our insurance. (By the insurance company) Yet the imaging lab said if he chose to not file with the insurance he would have a one-time payment of $350…guess what he decided? Why is this situation, with our healthcare providers and insurance, even allowed to happen?
[Climbing off the Proverbial Soap Box before the wagging of fingers begins for climbing up and down off the box!]
Taking a moment to settle down and gain control…assured that $$$ needed for surgery will be found!
With all this spare time on my hands I think I will sort through my growing stack of recipes and coupon before the chair they are stacked in collapses. I can even finish my warm-vitamin rich-stick to your ribs oatmeal as I wait prayerfully for my grocery $$. Just another day in paradise!
This is going to be a good day…
Have a great day!