“Ruling things out” — Insurance auths and MRIs…oh my

This post may be short.

Or it could be a 3,000 word diatribe on the failings of our nation’s health care system.

Or, I could just tell you that my MRI’s scheduled for June 25th.

Regardless…

Welcome back to my journey!

This is Post #3 in the series, so if you need to catch up, click here for Post #1. And, here for Post #2.

I got a call from the head nurse at my doctor’s office. She said that the MRI place is saying that I only need one test as opposed to the two tests that my retina specialist (Who henceforth will be referred to as RS, because I’m frankly tired of typing out “retina specialist.”) requested.

I felt like I was in a mean round of the “Telephone Game” between her, me and the MRI folks. My eyes glazed over by the time she explained that one test actually shows the same thing as both the tests so I don’t need both tests even though she told them that RS is requesting both of them.

Who do I believe?

So now I get the honor and privilege of discussing this with the MRI specialist on Friday, June 25th at 8:00 a.m.

As much as I have tried, I am not a morning person. I’ve tried throughout my life. I did all those things that “successful people” do when they get up at 5:00 a.m. to begin their day…and, yeah…that’s just not me.

So, not only do I have to get up really, really early for my 8am appointment, but I also have to have legitimate, knowledgeable conversations on a subject I know nothing about, and I’m just not prepared to do so.

Why can’t the MRI place just do what the doctor requested and leave me out of it?

But I do have a highlight! My insurance approved both tests! PRAISE JESUS! This is a win-win. Amen!

So, like I said, I have my MRI scheduled for Friday, June 25th at 8am. I also have another appointment with RS on Tuesday, June 22nd, and it’s an early morning appointment, too. These people are trying to kill me. LOL But, I’m grateful for the appointment. I’m really not sure what we’re doing at this one. I’ll post later on that, but I just wanted to give you a heads up about what’s going on.

• Yes. Insurance authorized all of my MRIs. (PRAISE JESUS!)

• Yes. I have the MRI appointment scheduled.

• Yes. We are on our way to figuring out what’s going on, and…

• Yes. I am one faith-filled, happy camper over here. Amen!

Thanks for joining me on my journey. Are you on a journey of your own? Please share it with me in the comments. I like to know I’m not the only one out here. 💖

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