See… all it really takes is for the wrong person to tick me off, and the tears just dry right up!
We went out today. I told you I like Saturdays. Family days. No doctors. We went to visit my parents, and my grandparents. Saw my sister and my nephews. Then we spent the afternoon with friends at a birthday party for 3 year old twins. Good times. I was even able to eat a slice of pizza. I have had less than no appetite these last few months, so I was impressed. Feeling pretty good we got home around 6 – and took in the mail.
It was clearly a bill, but I wasn’t prepared for it to read $750, “previous balance.” Followed by an admonishment that we should pay immediately.
Again I repeat, “HAS EVERYONE LOST THEIR EFFIN MINDS?”
There are things we don’t do in this house. We never give money to phone solicitors, and we NEVER pay a non itemized bill – ever. Not even if it is for $7.50.
So I went down to my very thick “pending” file, to find that on November 29, 2010 (because this is for surgeries in December of 2009 and April of 2010) I sent them a LONG and detailed letter with all the EOBs attached, stating why I owe them nothing.
Really, stupid people who choose not to do their job, and make work for other people REALLY annoy me!
As I got all fired up for Monday’s battle, I noticed the answering machine was flashing.
Checking the message I saw it was a Massachusetts number. At 4:30 PM today, apparently Dr. K from Boston was in his office reviewing Meghan’s MRI.
I sent him the report yesterday after my visit in NYC. I also sent him a cover letter which essentially said, what Dr. R had concluded – that there was no mass in the knee, and that Meghan is still having some pain in the knee. I closed the brief cover letter by asking him to keep the report in her file should I need him at some point in the future. I made a point of telling him “If I do not hear from you I will assume you are in agreement with Dr. R’s findings.”
SURPRISE! More opinions weighing in from up north in Boston.
Dr. K’s message said the knee MRI “looked good” in terms of him not seeing blood on the joint. He said, ” I know what you wrote about Dr. R not seeing a mass. I just think if she has symptoms you should bring her to me for evaluation. Give it another few weeks and come up in the early fall.” (Sure…. no conflict with the school calendar there)
Relieved to hear the “old boys club” doesn’t supersede professional opinion in this case.
As for what happens next – who knows? Every day is a great adventure for sure. At least the Mommy Monster is back in full swing. Looking forward to fighting the good fight Monday morning.
I will probably call Dr. K – just to be clear on his thoughts too. It’s Saturday night. Monday’s agenda is set. And I have set my own internal countdown to Disney – the family vacation. Keeping my eye on the prize. God willing the doctors can’t find us there.
Headed to bed now. Tomorrow I will take my family to a cute little church a few miles away from the one I grew up in. The people I love aren’t there, but they are nice people too. And we will thank God for the blessings that have come from a week of ups and downs.
Cowden’s Syndrome is exhausting… but we can take it!