And so it blows...

Monday, October 6, 2008

So, got an email from the only Chiari specialist my insurance will pay for me to see. He's officially declining to take me on as a patient.

So, um yea. That was pretty awesome.

Excuse me while I go eat myself to death with Junior Mints and Take 5 bars.

(Reason: because he doesn't take on patients who have already had surgery. Don't even get me started. I'm looking elsewhere. Into the land of doesn't-accept-my-insurance-but-might-be-worth-it)

13 comments:

carolyn said...

WHY?????

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I don't know what to say....

Hallie

nola said...

Does he have a partner you could sneak in to? Mmmm. Junior Mints.

justlori2day said...

What the?????????????????

This leads me to believe that there is something someone did that was very very wrong and no one wants to take you on as they dont want the malpractice hassles.

I would start seriously considering having someone outside the medical profession look at your case.

That, or come up to Mayo in MN - I will house you and drive you to your appts!

Flea said...

How many chiari specialists are there out there, anyway? I'm guessing there aren't many to choose from to begin with? Beat someone...

April said...

What a jerk! At least he was upfront with you instead of taking you in and giving you the run around before telling you he couldn't help. I'm praying and thinking good thoughts that you will find the right Dr. SOON!

FacelessGraceless said...

What? You didn't have surgery! There's no hole in your skull; just ask the radiologist! ;)

kim-d said...

Alrighty then. Back to the drawing board. Again. And again. But, yeah. Junior Mints and Take 5 bars? Mmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, seems rude to not even give it a chance. How arrogant. I know your hubby is taking notes and will have a much better bed side manner!
Claire in TX

Cathy said...

That bleeping sucks. Seriously I can't hardly imagine what you are going through and really I wish I could make it better for you. I keep checking every day and hoping you'll have had a better day... here's hoping tomorrow is better.

Tracy said...

That is unbeleivable! This should not be happening-no one should have to endure the pain you have had to while being treated with the lack of compassion you have.
Don't give up-there is an answer out there-it is so beyond reason that you have to search for it.
The dr. who wouldn't treat you-
Do all other chiari patients have full recoverys and no follow up?
That is ridiculous-praying for girl!
Tracy

lace1070 said...

You know ~ this is probably NOT what you want to hear, but God doesn't close a door in your face without opening a window ~ I know that you are going to find someone who will make all things new again :P Hang in there ~ Lace

ashley said...

wow... that really sucks...

I don't know a whole lot about how insurance works as I'm in Canada, but is there any way you can call the insurance company and try to plead your situation to see if they'll permit you to see another doctor? Or would another doctor be willing to call the insurance saying you needed to see a specialist for Chiari?