Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A rough week.

It has been a busy and hellish week at work already. Only two days down and I am exhausted.

I came home to a bill today. Apparently my insurance doesn't want to pay for about half of my acupuncture visits. Of course they only do not want to cover the ones where 'Infertility' was listed as my primary complaint. Even if I was also being seen for headaches, stress, or another 'legitimate' health issue, if it isn't in the #1 box, they don't want to pay it.

I called the clinic and she is going to see what she can do about a few of them. She suggested I write my concerns down and send her an email as this would be good reference when she spoke with my acupuncturist as well. That period of time was supposed to be about improving my overall health (managing stress, eliminating tension/pain, losing weight, etc). The fertility benefits were supposed to be fringe. But, because we talked about it and he made notes in my chart, I might be screwed.

This is very irritating. If I get 12 acupuncture or massage visits with my insurance, why can't I just use them for whatever the hell I want?? Why should it matter? I'm sorry that some of my concerns are not legitimate enough for you. Punks.

My spotting also kicked up a notch today. In fact, I'm not even sure if I can call it that anymore. Light bleeding? Hell, I don't know what to call it. But, I do know that I've cramped off and on today. And in general I'm feeling like a sluggish lump with too much to do and zero motivation to do it.

Part of me appreciates being incredibly busy at work. So swamped that I cannot slow down and think about any of it. But the other part is now coming home mentally exhausted in addition to the emotionally exhausted and none of that equals getting anything productive done. But I figure the dogs are fed, we're fed, and the house hasn't burnt down. Yet. So, if the vacuuming only gets done once this week we are not going to die. Let's just hope that I start to get back with the program.

I vote that I kiss this crappy day good night and hit the hay early. Tomorrow is a new day. A fresh start. Perhaps before I go to bed I will make a checklist of all that I need to accomplish. It'll probably look depressing, but at least I'll know where to start when I'm ready to ditch this funk. Sound like a good plan to you?

Good. I appreciate you having my back.
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  1. You vacuum more than once a week, I don't even vacuum more than twice a month and my carpet would be lucky to see that. My acupuncturist doesn't submit anything to insurance companies, which I hate but she is the closest one to where I live (and at that she is 30 minutes away). I hope you have a better day today.

  2. Insurance companies suck. Seriously. Mine wouldn't cover my acupuncture at all, and zip for infertility. I think it's ridiculous! Hoping things get better soon.

  3. Man, I keep getting random lab bills! Things that I didn't know weren't going to be covered. Such crap. How long have I been paying into insurance and never used it? Now, they won't pay for a few blood tests or acupuncture labeled 'infertility'. Bollucks. I had to pay in full for my acu. also, which is why I quit going.
    I hope you have a better day today and and you start to feel better.