Wednesday, June 19, 2013
First, I wake up with an email from my LTD lawyer who is saying the Hartford is being jerks again and breaking contract rules and laws yet again, but after 6 months they're STILL working on part of my claim.
Then, I go to the orthopedic appointment in which I get knee braces (that are causing a lot of pain actually ugh) and am told to get orthotics to help with my arches, my ankles aren't 'that bad', and there's nothing that can be done for my hips, back, neck, or shoulders. He also forgot to address my wrists, so I'm planning to check out some OTC braces/supports for my wrists (I pulled out my old OTC ankle supports).
I came home, annoyed and overheated (I don't like being outside). I reread the letter from the Hartford and called my LTD lawyer. We have some ideas about how to keep at them to do their jobs (including talking to the Dept of Commerce) and what approach we will focus on right now. I'm crazy annoyed and frustrated by this, but trying to be proactive and not emotional right now.
Then, after a quick call to check on the continued saga for not being able to get a GI appointment at the Univ of MN clinics, I had a random phone call. I enter a lot of sweepstakes whenever I can - as long as they're free - because sometimes you do win. A few months back I won a $50 visa gift card for groceries from Save On Everything, and I thought that was awesome. Well, I found out Dish has several sweepstates on their website (though some are pains in the rear to enter) and I've been entering some of those. The phone call today was to say that I WON! I didn't win the big prize (it was a trip that would've been crazy difficult on me) but I won an iPad mini. hehe In a few weeks I'll have my first new piece of technology (excluding my flip-phone and satellite receiver which don't count) since like 2006 or 2007. Woohoo! I've also been thinking I wanted something like this for awhile, so hey, why not get it free? hehe :-D This totally made my day.
After that comes yet another pretty good phone call. I got a call from the GI department at the UofM and they've had some cancellations so instead of waiting for September to be seen, I'm being seen next week. Yehaw! More good news!
Now I'm a little afraid to do much of anything else because I don't want the roller coaster to fly off track and crash on me. haha Of course, I'd totally accept PCH showing up at my door in a week and a half with a big prize and consider that the roller coaster exploding in a million pieces of goodness! hehe
EDIT: Grr Figures! Doctor is refusing to write a letter to help battle the LTD issues. Now I'm waiting until I can see the new neurologist and hope he'll help.