Here We Go. Again.

So today’s the day.  I THINK.  As I write this, I STILL don’t know if my visit to The MAN has been approved by my insurance company.  Because GOD FORBID I go see The MAN without their approval.  Apparently, that could end the universe as we know it with earthquaking, dream-shattering, lifeasweknowitwillcometoacrashinghaltwithfireandscreamingcatsanddogsrainingdownfromtheheavens kind of consequences.  You know?

Oh the HORROR!

Oh the HORROR!

Even though my insurance company was called a WEEK ago about this, they still haven’t given it the official thumbs up.  Note I said a WEEK AGO.  No wonder my blood pressure is gaining momentum in an upwardly direction.  As it’s a bit of a PITA to get the time off from work to actually go and see The MAN – because why would any doctor EVER think to have office hours after 3pm? – I had to make some alternate scheduling changes in order to do what I have to get done at work and still be able to go The MAN.  And once again, Big Brother insurance company is taking their sweet time deciding whether or not they will allow it.  Of course, I would still go anyway, and pay for it myself, but really now.  Why should I?  Isn’t that what I pay THEM for every month?

Aspirin?  Not without a referral!

Aspirin? Not without a referral!

Okay.  Now that I have THAT out of my system, (stay tuned right here to BDRD for what may turn out to be one hell of an update!), let’s move on shall we?

The hubs, who is kind enough to be accompanying me on my little trip into OrthoLand, threw this one out at me last night. “Are you prepared if the doctor says NOT to run your race next weekend?”  This of course, was followed by my very best Scooby-Doo imitation.

Huuuuh???

Huuuuh???

What???  NOT run the Wine and Dine???  Why would he EVER say THAT?!?  I just ran 10 miles on Sunday!  Am I sore?  Of COURSE I am…it was 10 MILES!  But I got through it – relatively pain-free, (at least for me) – and I’m ready to make this Wine and Dine my bee-yatch!  Especially in the company of Kellie and Nicole, who I know will be looking out for my every running need.  You know, like singing the harmonies to Let it Go, seeing who we can make pee their pants first from laughing too hard, and utilizing the ever-popular Cupcake On A Fishing Pole trick to pick up the pace just a wee bit.  Because we ALL need BRF’s like THAT!

This is what came up when I Googled fishing pole cupcakes. For realz.

This is what came up when I Googled fishing pole cupcakes. For realz. Get on it Princess Lisa!

I guess maybe KNOW the thought of not running never entered my mind.  And NOT running the W&D just AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN.  Even if we end up keeping the Balloon Ladies company for the entire trip, that’d be A-Okey-Dokey by me.  It just means we’d be wicked late to the party, but I honestly don’t think it will come down to that.  Even if Nicole’s NYC Marathon-spent legs can barely move, I think we’ll still finish in PLENTY of time to enjoy the festivities.  Let’s be honest shall we?  Who actually runs this race for any reason OTHER than the after-party???

Nope. No fun. Clearly.

Nope. No fun. Clearly.

So we shall see what The MAN has to say later today.  I don’t THINK he’s going to say not to run next weekend, but even if he does, you can pretty much bank on me completely ignoring THAT particular little bit of medical advice.  Now, AFTER next weekend may be a different story.  I just have to keep in mind – as will The MAN – that I have another half coming up, but not until February.  So what he thinks I should do between November 9th and February 15th, will more than likely be a whole different story.  I just may actually listen to him.  After all – he is The MAN.  And if The MAN can get professional multi-million dollar athletes back to making their multi millions of dollars, than I’m pretty confident he can get little ol’ Black Dog back on the road again.  Only difference is, I have to actually pay TO run.  Hmmmmm, I may have to rethink this whole race entry fee thing.  Seriously, when’s the last time these guys paid to race?

Gotta love sponsors!

Gotta love sponsors!

Enjoy the ride.

Ever had to choice between your health and paying for it yourself?  Does that not drive you COMPLETELY insane?  If Disney race entry fees weren’t so crazy, would you enter more of them?

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18 thoughts on “Here We Go. Again.

  1. I have several times said to the receptionist, I’m paying for the visit so let me see the doc.Not quite in that tone or manner! I find it ridiculous that insurance refuses some really necessary medical procedures and evaluations. I will be thinking good thoughts that your visit goes well and he never mentions WnD. Oh and those cupcakes, I have a Yorkie….need I say more!

    • Update: the insurance company HAD approved the visit, but my primary’s office never bothered to call and check up on it. I only found out the visit had been approved when I made a 2 minute phone call to them myself! You can bet I will be looking for a new primary pronto!
      Thanks for the good wishes!

  2. Oh sweetie…do you not read my blog? Do you not pay attention to how slow I am when I’m actually trying to be fast? There will be no “picking up the pace”! But who needs an after party when we’re making the race itself a party!

    Good luck at THE MAN! Keep us posted! (and don’t lie to us about what he says…I will force you to move at a snail like pace if I have to!)

  3. I found out yesterday that the doctor I used previously, for two trigger release fingers, is no long a “preferred” provider for my insurance….what the hell? This guy is good. As long as the staff makes the claim, the insurance will pay most of it….but that’s if they file the claim. If not I have to pay out of pocket and be re-imbursed. Such a pain.

  4. Um, DUH you’re running next weekend. Power walk it if ya gotta, but we’re shutting down Epcot at 4AM and if you are not there to help me turn off the lights I will be (in the immortal words of Lady Catherine De Bourgh) QUITE PUT OUT.

  5. Yeah, I’m on a high-deductible insurance plan, which means that unless it’s my annual wellness exam, I pay out of pocket for EVERYTHING. I have an HSA card with some bucks on it, but that’s not always enough to visit the doc every time I have an injury or illness. Booooo. I hope all your stuff gets squared away soon!

  6. I hope the Man gives you the ok to run. I have always wanted to do the Wine and Dine. Disney races are pretty expensive. I am already signed up for a few in the future but after those I have no intention of signing up for anymore for awhile.

    • I had made up my mind this would be my last runDisney event for a while. And then I got my arm twisted by fellow bloggers, (ahem, Kellie, Nicole, Lisa, Rachel) to run it again next year. It’s hard to say no to my favorite half when you have great company to while away the miles with you. 🙂 (hint, hint, hint!)

  7. I def. know what you mean with Dr’s having the worst times! I mean, do they think that only un-employed people or stay-at-home-moms need to use the doctor? I recently had to visit a pharmacy for my cat, yes for my cat. Well, this pharmacy was only open 8:30-5 Mon-Friday. Guess who had to take personal time off of work just to visit the cat pharmacy?? yup. Well, anyways I hope the insurance company decides to get off their butts and get you in there! Good luck I hope it all goes well for you 🙂

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