Sunday, December 9, 2007

Week in Review

Monday started off pretty boring. Lori returned the call to my doctor's office about the referrals that were required for my gastric bypass surgery. The surgeon uses a specific dietician and a specific pychiatrist neither of which are on our insurance plan. His office told Lori that if I went to any others, the surgeon may not accept their opinion. Personally, I think this is a crock but, whatever. So, we were told that these two weren't on our plan, the insurance stated that I would need to have my primary care doctor request the referral to both on the grounds that there weren't any in our area. To make a long story short, I have an appointment with a psychiatrist in Lakeland in Jan. If the surgeon doesn't accept that one, I can then switch to the mental health coverage we have and see up to four others till I find one he accepts. The reason this is important, is out of pocket it will cost me $375 to see the guy the surgeon wants me to see where as through the insurance I pay a copay of $10 or nothing at all. If it gets to ridiculous, I will just belly up and pay the money but, I would rather TRY to get one that is covered. The dietician I am told will be covered even though she is not on my plan because my PCP requested it and they approved her. Why the heck they didn't approve the shrink is a mystery.

I spent most of the week waiting to see if I had a stress fracture in my foot. Supposedly I don't. So, I guess the diagnosis is the tendonitis. I was told to keep it elevated and stay off it. It's still swollen and hurts like a bear but, I have to do things at this time of the year...Santa isn't coming without some help here from his elves. I've been riding in a lot of those carts you see in the stores these days. You know the ones; they look similar to the ECV's at the Disney theme parks.

We finally put up our tree as well as all the decorations from Halloween and Thanksgiving. Obviously we were a wee behind in that department.

Went over to visit our Grandson Jullian and with Lori's help I climbed the two flights of stairs to their apartment. I had to know if I could do it since we are going to be there bright and early Christmas morning. I made it up and down...but it became twice as swollen by the time we got home. Still, I am going. I figure if it gets bad enough, I'll take my rearend to an emergency room. Gurarantee they'll keep on till they find out what the cause is. I just don't believe it is tendonitis. I had that in my arm and wrist and this is not the same kind of pain. This is constant.

Back to Jullian...I am happy to report that he is crawling and pulling himself up on two feet!! I am hoping to post a short video of him doing it. He is so excited about it! He is so funny. Personally, I think he will be walking by Christmas if not New Years. Dan on the other hand thinks he won't walk till his birthday. That certainly would not be following the norm around here. I walked at seven months and both of my sons walked in six.

We are going to Saratoga Springs Resort this weekend to celebrate our anniversary early and also do some Christmas things. Lori feels like since she has to work on Christmas Eve,Christmas Day and our anniversary that this should be our way of celebrating it together. She said she has some "surprise" scheduled for me. I can't wait. I on the other hand, can't think of a thing to get her. Any suggestions out there, I sure would like to hear them!!!

Okay, that is pretty much it for this past week. Pretty tame I know. We have had weather in the 80's during the day. All the poor trees are like WTF? They droped their leaves anyway in hopes of getting some shut eye but, in summer conditions they just look tired. Okay, I admit it. I've had to sit here and look out the windows a lot these past two weeks so what of it?


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