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Day 381

Saturday, January 16, 2016

emoticon It's back. Stupid cold. Hit me full force yesterday and youngest DD is catching it, so we did not go to CC. I feel a little bad for that, but I'm sure I could not have sat through all of those classes. I spent most of the day in bed, bundled up against the cold. My sinus feels like it is going to implode. Had to cancel my sleep study because how am I supposed to 'sleep normally' with a head cold!

emoticon Insurance is being awful this year, so far. They have denied almost everything. They denied my sleep study at first, and I have to do a home sleep study because of it. I'm cool with that, though. They refused to pay a large chunk from my echo, so it is going to end up costing almost a grand. What is up with that? They were so good last year. 'Course, I didn't have all these big things going on last year, either.

emoticon Results from echo are in! Yay! I could not understand half of what the NP's student said when I talked to her on the phone. She has this lovely accent, I don't know where from, somewhere outside the USA, for sure. But over the phone it was nearly impossible to understand. I got that there was 'nothing significant' so that is one thing I can scratch off of my worry list. I'd like to know more details, but that can wait till I see the NP again. We still don't know why my heart is beating so fast, but at least we know it is not from a leaky valve (my father had to have 2 valves replaced, at least, I don't remember what the other two open-heart surgeries were for... Hence the concern about my heart)

emoticon I want to work out today so badly... but my whole body aches and my head, oh my poor head.. I need to get rid of this cold! Taking Dayquil/Nyquil and extra vitamin C and Juice Plus. Hoping to knock this out before I have oral surgery next Thursday. I don't think I can have the surgery if I have a head cold. And this tooth needs to come out! It only hurts if I chew something on that side and it hits it. And that is the side I chew on the most, and sometimes I forget not to.

emoticon Going to be playing one of my favorite video games while I'm sick, should help pass the time and a new 'season' just started so all kind of new fun stuff to do. It's a computer game, so I can't curl up on the couch to play it, but should still be relaxing and fun.

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  • SILVER1369
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    1538 days ago
    Poor dear- colds are not much fun. My doc says that if it is just a head cold I can do light exercise. But to stop if the cold moves to my chest. Yeah right, like I can barely think with a head cold. So eat chicken soup.

    Re: Sleep test. I have found that if I call the insurance company and tell them I don't understand why something is being paid, it is usually the healthcare provider that hasn't provided the proper coding or information. Of course there seems to be a trend that the person denying the claim is just using a computer and doesn't have medical knowledge. It is a pain in the rear ( so wait until your cold is better) and file appeals.

    You may want to call your medical provider if you have had this cold more than 7 days- you could have a sinus infection or worse.

    Praying for your health and recovery! emoticon emoticon
    1539 days ago
    emoticon I hate winter. I am sorry to hear that you are still not feeling well. Like you, I do not understand why your insurance company is not covering some of your health care expenses. That doesn't make a lot of sense, I thought Obamacare was supposed to make getting health care more affordable. Go figure? I will keep you in my prayers. emoticon
    1539 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/16/2016 12:33:57 PM
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