Monday, October 22, 2018
I got a great report at my doctor's office!
My A1C went down to 5.8! All of my labs were normal and above! I got a flu shot.
I got him to write a face-to-face report on my chart to fax to the medical supply company for a new C-pap machine. All mine does is blow air into my body. The heater died over two years ago, and I only fill the water tank every four days. It should be humidifying enough to fill every other day, so that tells me that it barely works. After I insisted that the medical supply company get me a new one, the woman finally told me the info I needed and that yes, I did qualify for one since I started Medicare last January! Previously, they told me I had to wait five years.
After researching my insurance and all of the extra premiums I pay each month over and above what I pay monthly to Medicare, I got the information I needed.
My doctor was not happy at all. I told him the story and he was disgusted that I paid into Medicare and Social Security every single paycheck since I was 17 years old. (47 years) and they gave me the run-around. That was not Medicare, it was actually the supply company!
I hope I do not get full dementia too early, if only to be able to research and get things I need, not want, but need, to try to stay healthy. I know I deserve at least that much.
I actually refuse some of the equipment when they call and ask me if I want it sent. I do not NEED it, it is "free" to me. I just want what I need; it makes me angry that so many people get these things when they do not need them then either sell them, or just do not use them. It hurts everybody in the end..
I told that to the woman and she sent me filters that I did not ask for..oy vey...