Tuesday, February 22, 2011


...the long and winding road....

As I'd written here before, I felt really good about going to Kadlec Neuroscience Center, only 2.5 hours from me. However, yesterday, I received a call letting me know they will not accept my out-of-state, workers' compensation insurance.


Used to be, I'd go crashing on the bed in the guest room and cry my eyes out, expressing and releasing my crushing disappointment yet again.

It's been almost 7 years now. Maybe I've learned. Maybe I'm jaded.

I was disappointed, but I shrugged it off, and fell back to Plan X, having exhausted over the years Plan A thru W.

I called Dr. Rod Oskouian's office in Seattle and asked if they would take my insurance. They replied that they would.

So, now my primary must re-contact my insurance case manager and ask for a new authorization, this time to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Then they must copy reports again and fax or mail them off to Dr. Oskouian's office. From there...hopefully I'll get a consult.

It's a six hour drive to Seattle but it's okay. I really "feel" right about surgery. I haven't felt like this in a couple of years, since I was dumped by my previous neurosurgeon.

I'll keep you posted!

Thanks, Dear Reader!


Cassandra said...

I'm sorry you couldn't be seen closer to home, but I understand! My NS is 1,000 miles away - a 2 hour flight is my only option. I hope the NS in Seattle will see you as soon as all the paperwork settles! You're in my thoughts and prayers, as always!

Anonymous said...

I'm cheering you on Virginia. You are the best of the best of patients and I pray for total relief of your pain.

Lisa in Alaska

Anonymous said...

hope all is well with you