So, I have to go see my primary care doctor next week and the week after that, the bariatric surgeon. Since changing jobs, I had to jump through all kinds of hoops to make sure that I have the correct plan that covers both of my doctor’s offices and covers what I need it to cover.
I spent an hour on the phone arguing with the insurance company to make sure that I had everything lined up for my appointments. Then I had to call both doctors and get the appointments moved around and all of the new information to them. It was a hassle, but it’s done now. I hate dealing with this stuff.
I had the same insurance for seven years. I was pretty much on insurance auto-pilot. I knew my plan. I knew what I needed to do. I knew how much to set aside every year in flex-spending to cover what I needed to have done. Now I have to re-learn everything all over again with a whole brand new insurance company and a brand new plan. What a freaking nightmare.
I think I have everything covered, though. I see my primary care doctor on Tuesday. Then I see the surgeon’s on the Monday after that. It has been three months since I visited the surgeon. I have not seen my primary care doctor since before the surgery. She will be so shocked to see me.
I have to get some blood-work done for the surgeon’s office and I also will probably have to get some basic blood-work for my doctor as well. My workplace did a blood screening recently and my numbers were pretty good. Cholesterol – normal. Triglycerides – normal. Good cholesterol – a tiny bit low. Blood sugar – normal. So, yeah everything is looking much better than it did 6 months ago. I am going to take those test results with me to my doctor. I will have my regular preventative care check up in July.
Wish me luck.