Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The orthopedist was a very sympathetic man, my exam went well, and it was informative. However, he wanted to refer me to yet another specialist. He was certain that I could get in to see this next doctor quickly. However, I can't because of insurance red tape and mumble-jumble. I was about to concede to this and wait more weeks.
Then, I came to myself (the pain this morning woke me up in more than one way!) and called the original orthopedist and said, "Look, I need treatment now, not when the bureaucracy can resolve this!" He quickly agreed to start treatment tomorrow morning!
This just goes to show you, you have to advocate for yourself!