Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day 5: The joy of insurance

I got a phone call this morning at 9 am from the Mayo Clinic. My breast ultrasound was cancelled and the test we really need to proceed, the MRI of my brachial plexus, was denied. Instead, a few hours later, I was scheduled to see a breast specialist tomorrow at 945 am and have a breast ultrasound at 145 pm. My doctor and his staff were going to try their hardest to get the insurance to approve the MRI.
We had another day off (I'll get to that in a minute) which, while nice, is NOT what we are here for. I want a diagnosis and treatment plan so I can get on with my life one way or another.
We got another call this afternoon. The ultrasound was cancelled again and a different breast specialist had asked to take on my case. She rearranged her schedule to see me tomorrow so I suppose that is a good thing. My doctor and his staff are going to continue to try and get my insurance company to work with them and get the tests approved.
So after Mom did her work (and I tried unsuccessfully to get NCSU's websites to work so I could do some school work) we decided to go to the fort at St. Augstine. I loved it! It was really interesting to learn the history of it (yes I'm a nerd) and to see some of the craftsmanship on the Spanish cannons. Those things are pieces of deadly art.
We also stopped at a beach in Ponte Vedra. It was not crowded at all. Yea, that was for a reason. The beach wasn't huge and the waves were rough. Mom got soaked and Dixie and I almost got knocked over. At that point, Dixie decided she was not a fan of the beach. We will try again on a gentler beach.

Dixie and I on top of the fort

This cannon was made in the late 1700's

One of the Spanish cannons. Isn't that detail work amazing?

Dixie and I with another gorgeous cannon

My back tattoo-Dixie, Indie, Karma and Lola's paw prints (although I had the tattoo before Lola!)

Dixie and I being swamped

Not a fan