Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Self-Portrait Wednesday??

This is a Public Service Announcement:

If you see this girl, she may be Armed (with something sugary) and Dangerous (she started her period today!)

(I know, I know, TMI....but after the poop post...
I'm not sure that anything is more TMI than that!!!)

Do not be mislead by the broad smile and sweet looking disposition. This woman is a menace to society,

If you see her....please call
1-800-STOP HER
(yes, me from myself!)

It's true, kids. Wake the neighbors! Alert the Media!
I am officially out of control!!!

So, it started out innocently enough, as most things do, but now I can't stop. So, here's the backstory.....

My insurance company is trying to deny that they need to pay for the diabetes classes and the nutritionist my doctor is trying to send me to. (Why do they always pull this crap?) So, when I found this out, I called my doctor and explained what I had heard. You see, the insurance is complaining that my diagnosis is unsubstantiated because I don't have enough blood test results to prove I am diabetic.

Ok, now seriously you insurance people, do you really think I am trying to trick you into believing that I am a diabetic? Seriously? SER...I...OUS...LY?!?!

I mean, come on, who really wakes up one day and says, gee...I think I haven't had a good disease lately, so I think I'll try to get diabetes today. (Ok, ok....I know some people have that Munchausen's by Proxy thing.....but I DON'T HAVE THAT....

Get real people. I don't want this. I don't want to deal with it. I don't want to worry that this diabetes could kill me. I don't want any of it. But the fact here. I have it. And I need these damn classes. And I think you, my insurance company should have to pay for it. Isn't that what we pay for?! If not, what are we paying for?! And now that I am's all....we don't want to pay for your about unfair!!!

So, dear insurance company.....YOU SUCK!!!!!

Ok, so anyway....when I call and talk to my doctor's nurse about this, she talks to him and he says, "Well, we can make sure you get the numbers you need. I want you to go on Monday, eat whatever you want for lunch, drink Coke and have dessert. Then, come let us test your blood....." OMGosh....he cracked me up!!!!
And I was looking forward to my "freebie" day....even if it did throw a little kink into my Weight Watchers thing!!

So, Monday comes and I go have my "prescribed" lunch. I go and the nurse pricks my finger (ouch!) and gets the number. She goes to check w/ the doctor, who is not around yet from lunch, so she sends me on my way. Then, about 3 hours later, she calls and tells me that they made a mistake and it was supposed to be a veinous draw. SO I HAVE TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!

Now, I know you're thinking....Yay! Do it again! Yum!
Well, normally, I'd be that way, too. But.....I am supposed to be on Weight Watchers. And I am doing this REALLY screws things up!!!!

So, I did a repeat of the "prescription" for lunch Tuesday. And this time, got the right blood test. So, I'll get the results next week.

But, since I started today (a few days early, I might add).....well, it's pretty much, GAME ON!!!!!

Yep, I had a fat, juicy burger for dinner and chased that sucker down with a hot fudge sundae!!!!!!!
(How's that for a confession from the FUGITIVE?!)

And now, instead of kicking a$$ like I should be at my weigh-in on will suck!

I'm seriously gonna try to do better tomorrow....let's hope I have better luck than today!!!!


Stacy Armstrong ~ Come on in, The Studio is Open ~ said...

TMI!! This is your nurse speaking......First of all, WW is a life style change, not a diet. So for your test, eat like you are going to be eating 6 months, a year or 2 years from now. Secondly, don't be surprised if they make you take a 3 hour gluclose test (Yes, just like when you are prego!) I'm not there to review your records, BUT, if your DR. is diagnosing you soley on your A1c, then he's wrong for doing so. I need to call you so I can give you the 411 on this!!! We'll talk soon.
Sorry you are having to go through so many hoops! And stick with the WW!!!!!

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Ya...I'm jumping back on the wagon today. I was just spinning out of control yesterday....

Once I "got it out," I felt stronger.

No, I have 3 blood test results, including the A1c.

This blood test from Tuesday, is my first "non-fasting" test. So...we'll see....

And I hope they do give me the 3 hour test.... I just want to know the truth about what's going on.
In fact, I wish they'd get me a moniter and then I could reallly know what's going on. If I was regularly testing at home it would help me see/learn what eating different things does to my blood sugar. And I believe we would then know for sure.

Yea, I know WW is a lifestyle change. I am trying. Really I am. I just had a couple of crazy days.

Wish me luck...maybe there is still hope to salvage this week....maybe.

Karen said...

Stop where you are! You get the extra 35 - always remember that. You can easily start again the day of a binge and fix things by eating a salad and l/f dressing for dinner. I know it is hard to tell yourself that when you are in the middle of it. I know you can do this, just don't make excuses for yourself.

RickertsZoo; Summerfield, NC said...

Thank the GOOD LORD you didn't backslide off of your diet while taking Alli. That would have truly been a backslide! TEE HEE!

So new party game now- Instead of who has the worst MIL stories, it is now who can top crappy insurance coverage stories!!!

Remember Roxann, the name of the song is "Cheeseburger in Paradise". If you are going there, you might as well take it with a sundae!

There is always..... Tomorrow, Tomorrow I'll diet tomorrow...its only a day away!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Atta girl! stick it to the insurance company! Nothing drives me nuts more than the fact that we pay premiums and then they can just decide to not cover stuff. Drives me completely around the bend!
My insurance has decided it's not paying for anything fertility related, stop smoking aids or weight loss aids. Good thing Clomid is so cheap, not! (does anyone actually say that anymore besides me? lol)
Take Care, hopefully this situation gets figured out sooner than later.

FlipFlop Mom said...

another great post...
Dont you love it when insurance companies get to play "DR" and "GOD" to decided what is BEST for you..???? POOR girl.. YOU FIGHT THEM!!!!!!!! YOU DESERVE IT!!!

I think through this post.. you probably burnt all those extra calories off... !!! Ü

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