Thursday, March 22, 2012

And now we wait...

There are times when Tricare, the military's health insurance, drives me absolutely insane. With the plan that we have (Prime) we have to get referrals to see specialists. That used to not be a big deal, and then I had cancer...once, then again, and now again. And kids who need specialists. It can get to be a handful keeping the expiration dates straight. But there are other times when I sing their praises because they have authorized me to see an out-of-network doctor, or they helped take care of a claim, or the fact that we have had to pay very little for any of my surgeries, treatments, or appointments (travel costs are not our responsibility).

Tricare has come through for me once again. Not only did they approve for me to go to Johns Hopkins, but they did it in lightening speed! I found out Monday it was approved and had to wait for the authorization information to be received by Johns Hopkins to make my appointment.

I was finally able to get an appointment set with one of the top endocrinologists in the field on May 31st. I was a little disappointment it isn't sooner but there is a waiting list so I may be able to get in earlier. Although with Ian going along it's almost better for it not to get moved, less juggling for him at work.

So now that is set and we wait...and wait. Not my favorite part of anything...but I know I'll be seeing a fantastic doctor.

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