A Better Outlook For My Husband
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
For those of you who follow my blogs you know that my husband filed for disability and was denied three times. Well, we got him in today with a new doctor. What a refreshing visit. This doc actually took an interest in my husband and said he would see what he could do to get the disability for him. The doc did some blood work and even poked and prodded him. the old doc very seldom touched my husband. This doc found all my husband's tender spots, something we have been complaining about for over a year with the old doc. He seemed interested in all of his complaints and physical ailments. We asked for a mental evaluation for my husband's memory and focus issues and the doc took care of it. The doc said my husband did need to use the C-PAP. The doc gave us some new prescriptions to try for 2 weeks...Adderall for narcolepsy and something for sleep at night. Seems like a contradiction in uses to me, but we will try it. Something to wake you up and then something to make you sleep????? This doc asked to see my husband again in two weeks. The old doc would tell us not to come back for 6 months!! Some difference. OF course this info today was not without cost. Between the office visit, labs and medications the bill ran me over $200. the mental eval will run $600. Thank goodness for credit cards. I can't pay this price all the time but I was willing to do it today to get some new information. I am feeling much more positive about our next time filing for disability. We will probably try again next year.