Thursday, October 13, 2011

Want to see a specialist. Expect to wait, and wait, and wait.

I finally got the insurance to okay the referral to the specialist. They needed to do their political mumbo jumbo decision making deal before deciding to let me see the guy. I got the call from the office of the specialist and she went over the information and I was excited because I have been waiting forever just to book an appointment. I was warned that it would be a bit of a wait to see him but I didn't expect to hear what she had to say.

"Well we have appointments starting in March."

"Excuse me. What was that you said?"

"March. Actually let me check something...I have one opening for January."

"January. Are you kidding me. I can't wait that long."

"Well, it is better than March."

"Okay. You have a point. I'll take the earliest opening you have.

I got two appointments. First one is the end of January for a bunch of testing. The second one is the beginning of February with the specialist to go over the test results and come up with the treatment plan. I don't know how I am going to get through the next few months. I was warned about the wait but I didn't expect this long of a wait. I am now seriously considering contacting my current provider for pain meds. I haven't been on any so far and have just been toughing it out but I don't think my sanity can last 3 more months.

Guess this is what I get for seeing a guy that is the best in the state. A very long wait. Ugh!!!!!!!

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