Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Feeling Justified

I had it all thought out when I was trying to get to sleep last night.
Just joshin' would be my post for today.

I got up today and that didn't suit my mood so I just can't justify writing a silly post when I am just not feeling it.

I am not in a happy mood.
If you have been reading my stuff for a while, you know my daughter has been going through some medical problems.
Finally thought we were getting somewhere.
But, now the medication is causing other problems on top of the problems she already has.

I have already taken her to 2 different doctors AND the ER.

I don't believe in most of the modern day medical/pharmacy establishment.
"Here, take a pill and you'll be fine."

I feel justified when I say this because this latest doctor won't take her off the medication OR change it.
Wants to send her to her primary doctor so they can medicate her even further.

Our insurance won't pay for alternative medicine.
Sometimes I am really glad I live in Iowa.

I feel justified in being a little upset with my insurance company.

So, now I have to figure out what I am going to do.
Definitely take her off that medication and choose another doctor.
Again!

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Last year's J- Just a Thought

30 comments:

  1. Yours is the second post I've read today about insurance companies and their . . . shall we say . . . lack of services. And I'd totally feel justified, too, being a little upset with the doctors! Hope your day gets better and you feel like joshin later!

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    1. Thanks, Judy. Things can only get better from here. :)

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  2. I'd be irritated too. You have every right to not be silly all the time and tell us how you really feel. I hope you can find a better doctor for your daughter and that things will turn out for the best.

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  3. I would be so upset too! I hope you find a great doctor who can help your daughter.

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    1. Belle, the worst part is when you tell them there is a problem they all act like Kiddo and I are the ones who know nothing.

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  4. You ARE justified. Those jackholes at the jackass insurance company are jerks.
    And that's no jive.

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    1. Al, when I called the insurance today and asked them about coverage for alternative medicine the woman actually had no clue what I meant.

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    2. "Alternative medicine.......duh........does that mean you take Advil instead of Tylenol?"

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    3. Damn, I should have thought of saying that.

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  5. Ruth, unfortunately I haven't been reading long enough to know what you and your daughter are going through, but I'm sorry and I hope things stop being so difficult for you both.

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    1. Karen, When we get over one health hurdle she hits another. It sucks when your baby hurts and you can't do a damn thing about it, ya know. We will get it figured out.

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  6. You have to do what you feel is right, what you're comfortable with. As a mother, your instincts are usually the best indicator as to what that should be. I wish you all the luck in the world. Nothing worse than when somethings up with your kid and no one can figure it out. I went through that with my son before he was diagnosed with Tourettes. I'll be praying for you both, Ruth.

    Oh yeah, I'm a new follower via the A to Z.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. There are things I think they should have already looked at but none have chosen that route so far and don't seem inclined to. Things will get better soon I hope.
      I'm glad they finally figured out what was going on with your son.

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  7. I need a mammogram and I can't get one because my insurance says I have to wait until I'm 40, even though every woman on my mom's side has had it and died from it. And my mom hasn't had cancer but has had a significant lump removed. So that's awesome.

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    1. Sara, that is shit. If your doctor says you need one, you should be able to get one. I got a baseline mammogram at 35 because I have it in my family history.

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  8. Yes, find a doctor who you feel good about, and keep looking until you do.

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    1. I know, Kelly. Sometimes living in a rural area has its disadvantages. Not as many doctors to choose from.

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  9. I hope you find the right doctor...

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  10. I am so very sorry. I know how frustrating all that can be. While I haven't had medical insurance in three years, I can remember the headaches quite well.

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    1. Thank you Nellie. The insurance frustrates me, but I am glad she is covered for most things. It has helped with her a lot over the years.

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  11. Don't give up until you find the right doctor. I know that can be hard and you feel so along. I'm a sp ed prof so have dealt with parents going through this a lot. We also adopted 3 children and all 3 have some challenge (one has ADHD...the easiest thing to deal with of the three, one has Anxiety Disorder, and the third has schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It can be so difficult and heart breaking. Don't give up and reach out for support when you need it.
    Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (around # 793 on A to Z list)

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  12. Not a lot of differences between some doctors and car salesman, I think...
    I hope it all works out!

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    1. Pat, thanks. I talked to another doctor last night and we are trying something else. He agreed with me about the medication.
      Doctors and car salesman is a good analogy.

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  13. So sorry you are going through this. I think docs get kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies for pushing their pills. We've had bad or no insurance for the past several years and started doing more natural medicines, haven't been sick since. Hope your daughter gets the attention she needs.

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    1. Adena, I am sure they do. I try do do as much natural medicines as I can, but sometimes I will look for any way I can. Fortunately the doctor I talked to last night gave me some things to try that don't involve pharm drugs.
      Thank you.

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  14. Hi Ruth,
    I'm so sorry to hear your daughter has medical problems. I know we have to be advocates for ourselves and for our children. I read and learn as much as I can before always following doctor orders. Unfortunately, doctors in this country are taught only to treat a problem with medicine, and are not taught about prevention and/or natural alternatives. I always question everything first, and then listen after I've researched.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and best wishes for you and your daughter,
    Robyn

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    1. Thank you, Robyn. I wasn't sure that the medicine was the answer and it wasn't. The doctor I just spoke with a couple nights ago advocates a more natural approach so I am hopeful.

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