Sunday, November 4, 2007

Frustration = Stitching

Well, I spent most of last week running from the Dr. to the xray place then to an othropedist only to be told the same thing that the urgent care Dr. told me. We'll just tape your toes and fit you into a walking boot for 3 weeks then see how you're doing. Here's where it get frustrating. I took the prescription into the place to get my walking boot. The good news is that my insurance will pay for it 100%. The bad news is that I need a preauthorization before I can pick it up. Now, nobody plans to break their toes. So my question is how can you get a preauthorization for something that was an accident?

It takes 3-8 business days to get the necessary paperwork done. It's 3 days if it's marked urgent. So course the orthopedic place did not mark it as such. So they asked me if I thought I needed the boot real soon. I told them I was walking around on 2 fractured toes, what did they think?!! Needless to say I was so frustrated I was in tears on the way home. Then I remembered that a friend from work had worn one several months ago. I called and the end result is that I'm borrowing hers until mine gets approved. At least now I don't feel like I'm a prisoner, not being able to go anywhere.

The upside to all of this is that the enforced rest caused me to stitch a lot more than usual and I've made great progress on CDC. You can see by the picture that I'm almost done. I plan on getting more done this afternoon. Maybe I can even hope to finish it this week. Dave is traveling again, so I stitch more in the evenings than I do when he's home. That's my silver lining in all of this.


Anonymous said...

If you need someone to talk to, give me a call, e-mail me if you need my #. The cdc is looking so marvelous, great way to get it done. Hope you will feel better soon.

Cindy said...

That's awful that there is all of that red tape just to get your walking boot. Hope they speed things through for you. Is it an option to pay for it now and get reimbursed by your insurance company?

Your CDC is looking wonderful!

Bette said...

Thanks, ladies, for your kind words. Cindy I asked them about that and they said no it doesn't work like that. I would have to file the paperwork myself and our insurance doesn't have the means to process it. Hopefully I'll be in my own boot before too long. In the meantime, I look like Igor from the Frankenstein movies. ;-)

Beatrice said...

CdC is looking great.Have you looked at the blog that is out there for the CdC and Paradigm lost. It's linked to my blog called the Snowbirds blog???
I hope your foot is well soon. Not fun by the sounds of things.