Thursday, December 05, 2013

Oh, the veins again.

Yesterday I had my follow up visit at the Vein Center of the South.  It's been eight long weeks since my first visit and diagnosis.  I've been dealing with the pain longer than that because I waited a few weeks before I went to the doctor.  It's closer to three months.  I had hoped after waiting such a long time, and following the insurance's protocol, I'd have a quick and easy answer.  No.

The receptionist said if it were Louisiana Blue Cross she could guarantee that I'd be approved for surgery before the end of the year.  But it's not.  It's Texas.  It could take weeks just for the approval.  I wanted to cry on the spot.  How ridiculous is it that?  It's an easy laser surgery to fix, yet I'm at the mercy of the insurance to decide when.  I'm so tempted to just get a cash price and go from there.  I can only hope that I get lucky and hear something sooner.

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