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Resolution… Of Sorts.

To follow up on the previous post, Dr. K’s office called me back.

He thinks my ultrasound scans look good, but he wants to let the follies mature for a couple more days and then take another look.

He also wants me to continue the Menopur.

Tonight was to be my last dose, but they want me to continue through Monday night, and then come in for another ultrasound on Tuesday.

No biggie.  I can deal with a few more needles, I guess.

The issue is that the insurance fiasco I had last week is back in full swing…

To call in more meds, the pharmacy needs prior authorization.  The insurance company rarely does them in one day, and even with a rush order, they may not get to it in the next two hours before they close for the weekend.

If that’s the case, Dr. K’s office will call my script into a local pharmacy and hope that they have it in stock.

And then this other Very Interesting Thing happened…

The NP at the office told me, on the down-low, that sometimes patients don’t use all of their meds in a cycle, and they donate them to the office for disposal.  The good doctor doesn’t like to throw them away in case of situations like this one…

So the NP said that if I can’t get my hands on the meds I need through insurance and/or a local pharmacy, that I am to come to their office in the morning and I will mysteriously leave with what I need.

It’s shady, and I like it.  🙂

More updates later – unless I’m busy doing 30 to life for possession of unauthorized medication!  😉

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Insurance Woes

Just a thought:

Hospitals, insurance companies, and especially specialty pharmacies, should really have specially-trained hostage negotiators or bomb dismantlers working in their Infertility Departments.

Seriously.

Someone needs to handle me like the ticking time bomb I am today, and talk me down off this ledge.

I really despise the fact that I am getting such a run-around from the insurance company.  I guess I should just be happy that they cover the medications I need, but it would be great if they had a sense of urgency about the fact that I need to start these injections – that need to be shipped to me – ON MONDAY.

Gah!

As you may have noticed, I am a bit stressed today.  Maybe it’s the Femara.

More than likely, it’s that I have a recently-reduced tolerance for BULLSHIT.

Aaaaaand TGIF to you all.  😉

 

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