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OMG what a roller coaster day!

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.
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  • v RISINGBLUESTAR
    It is irritating when you are trying to get something done and get the run around. It should not be that hard to get help but "should" is a fallacy so what can you do? You are already trying your hardest to get everything in order. I don't understand why the doctor would refuse to help. Keep trying and annoying all of the people who have to annoy. Sometimes, it just takes persistence!

    It's awesome that you won an ipad mini! emoticon :)
    Enjoy it!

    :)
    1065 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/24/2013 9:04:08 PM
  • v IMAVISION
    I am saddened to read of all the trials you are faced with. I hope it helps, at least in some small way, to know that I care & that I am praying for God's perfect will to unfold in each area you are dealing with.

    Congratulations of winning the iPad mini. I am not sure what that is - I really must step beyond the the 1980's technology. emoticon Anyway I am thankful that winning brought some pleasure to your day.

    Just so you know - PCH will be arriving with the flowers & big check at my door! I have been waiting to welcome them since the 1970s! emoticon

    God bless!
    1069 days ago
  • v GRNDMOM43
    Congratulations on the good news. I figure if the goods outweigh the number of bad things on a day then I am having a good day! emoticon
    1070 days ago
  • v MOM2ACAT
    Congrats on the gift card and the iPad!

    I hope the neurologist will write that letter, it's shameful that you doctor won't do it.
    1070 days ago
  • v LADYPYE
    That does sound like a roller coaster day. I am glad to hear some good news for you.

    Hugs,
    Teresa

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    1070 days ago
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