Saturday, April 21, 2018

Back On The Medical Treadmill



Looks like we're back on the medical treadmill again. 

Thursday my appointment for my semi-annual blood test at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Georgetown. I see my doctor this week on May 1st for the results of that blood test. Always a nervous time because of my past history of prostate cancer. So far since my seed implants a back in 2013 (was it really that long ago?) my PSA score has been down. Hopefully I get the same results this time.

Yesterday I had an appointment with my dermatologist. I had a couple of pre skin cancer spots that had to be burned off. They're scabs now. 
I had a little dustup in the office when I was asked to fill out AGAIN a six page form of my medical history. WHAT?  I just filled that out the last time I was there eight months ago.  I noticed that everyone in the office was new. Guess they threw out all that paper work I filled out last time.  I think I've filled out at least four times paper work in that office. And I didn't even get to see my doctor, saw the physician assistant instead. 

Monday I get an X-ray to make sure my kidney stones haven't returned. 

Tuesday is Bill's appointment with Doogie Howsie to treat his edema.

Today I had additional frustration. I got a notice from my new insurance company that they're cancelling my homeowner's policy because they couldn't do an exterior inspection of my house. WTF?  I suspect they couldn't find my house because when I initially changed insurance companies they got my address wrong. My address is 30231.  They put it down as 302301.  It's been nothing but a nightmare ever since with that old address popping up.  I called but the office was closed today. I left a voice mail. I have to say I am concerned. If they can't get my address right what else are they screwing up?  I don't know, is it me or do things seem to be, uh screwed up lately? First I have to fill out my whole medical history again then my new insurance (Allstate) can't even get my address right.  

At least we finally got a spring like day today. No cold winds and rain, just a nice sunny day. At least something is right.

11 comments:

  1. I feel your pain, buddy. I’ve been going to the same doctors for over a decade and still have to fill out comprehensive paperwork on a regular basis.

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    1. Sassybear,
      One would think by now they would get this organized a bit better. I should just make copies and pass them out every time I go to the doctor.
      Ron

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  2. Yeah. Yeah. An insurance company that has insured a house that they can't find is... troubling.

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    1. Harry,
      It does have me worried.
      Ron

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  3. (By the way, a phone call FROM the insurance company prior to their sending a letter like that would seem to have been in order. It would have taken two seconds and obviously straightened everything out. Jerks.)

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    1. Harry,
      One would think a phone call would be in order before they send a termination letter. Interesting protocol.
      Ron

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  4. Best of luck with the test results, Ron. It does seem to go on and on......and on.

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    1. Ray,
      At least he is getting care now. Have to jump through a lot of hoops to get here but we're here now.
      Ron

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      Looks worse in person. Thankfully, with care his legs are getting better but this will be a permanent condition I'm afraid. It will have to be managed.
      Ron

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  6. The PAs (physician assistants) seem to be a popular thing with the dermatologists now.

    My PA excised two basal cell cancers and sewed me up, and she did a great job, though I looked like I lost a knife fight, lol.

    :-)

    -Andy

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