So all eight of my endocrinology exams came back completely normal. But the information wasn’t automatically faxed to my PCP. Once I got that straightened out, apparently the suggestion of a neurologist (for better fatigue med management) wasn’t in the papers. Gah.
So I was told to get a physical, then the doctor would refer me. But when I got transferred to the appointment person, I was told the first appointment I could get was July 1st. Seriously?!
I should mention that, at this point, I’ve been out of meds for over a month. After my teary rant, the gal checked and apparently a referral has, in fact, already been sent off. She said I should hear from the neuro’s office soon.
I had her double check since, ya know, I’d heard the exact opposite less than three minutes earlier. But it seems to check out, and I’m sure my blood pressure will get back to a normal level any second now.
That said, if I don’t get a call by tomorrow, I’m calling the PCP’s office and getting the name myself.
Meanwhile, I need a new prescription for my contacts. Turns out, that my insurance only covers wellness exams. The exam for a new prescription would run over $100.
Luckily, I dimly remembered signing up for a membership with America’s Best, and it turns out the membership is still valid. Hooray, free eye exam!
While I was patting myself on my awesome, money-saving back — with the hand not holding my brand-spankin’ new prescription — I found out that the free pair of glasses or contacts is only offered if you’ve had cataract surgery.
I may seriously punch someone soon. Probably not a baby. Probably.
I’m going to check on Mr. Rebates to look at vision merchants. But in the past the cheapest price has been with America’s Best. Which is the store where I insisted that I didn’t need them to order me a pair of contacts. Sigh.
Speaking of unexpected expenses, DISH sent us the boxes to return our receivers. It also included some handy dandy labels… for which it will charge us $17 each. To cover the cost of postage, apparently.
In other words, we’ll be paying $34 to send back equipment we don’t want. And apparently, DISH didn’t think about just sending us a bigger box for the two receivers it knows we have.
In a fit of inspiration, I asked whether there were drop-off locations. And if we’re willing to drive to Texas, then yes indeedy there are. Somehow I think the gas might cancel out the savings, though. Maybe I should stay clear of babies in the near future.
Finally, one bit of good news: My genetic tests came back A-OK. Now that we’ve switched Tim’s PCP — the old one was not a good fit — he’s going to make an appointment so that he can get referred to a lab for testing.
So within a month, we’ll know whether to keep going on the baby-makin’ front. Then I’ll have to protect the infant from any crazy women looking to punch it.