My name is John. On January 23, 2012 I decided to change my life by losing weight and living a healthier life. Since then I've lost over 75 lbs, discovered the joy of running, and changed how I see and eat food.
My disability check is in the mail! But get this.
The paperwork that I requested from the hospital to send to the insurance company for my disability? I got it a few days ago, and it was like 80 pages, and cost me $50.
Well, yesterday my mom was going to fax the paperwork to the insurance company from her work, because it’s a lot cheaper than taking it to Kinko’s (or whatever the hell it’s called now, FedEx Office?). Well, the insurance company called me yesterday morning, and let me know that the paperwork IS NO LONGER NEEDED, that he had a certified nurse or something on the team (forgot what term he used) that was able to request the information (since he couldn’t).
What. The. Fuck.
Luckily he said to go ahead and fax the information to him anyways (and, by the way, over half of the packet was literally the SAME EXACT INFO that I was given when I was discharged, that I had already sent him), and they would go ahead and take care of the payment (the hospital just sent an invoice that said “please pay this now”).
I have a sneaking suspicion that these people who work for the health insurance companies are literally running around in their offices with their heads up their asses. Because this is fucking ridiculous. Basically I’ve gone a month without any sort of income for NO FUCKING REASON.
My head actually hurts now trying to understand all of this nonsense. But it’s not over, still trying to get the TEE scheduled (probably not gonna happen before I go back to work, but I need it to be done before the year is up and my benefits reset).
Pretty much sums up my year.
My sister told me that she was going to do the Commitment Day 5k on January 1. I decided that, well, why the hell not.
So after I get my PICC line out it’s back to c25k. I won’t finish the program by that date but I’ll be a few weeks along.
I figured it’s a good way to start the year.
The first In-N-Out in Central Texas opens today.
Yes, I’m excited.
However, I’m probably gonna have to wait a few weeks to go eat there. My sister passed by the location this morning just to take a look at it, and she couldn’t even drive around it because there was already a line of cars in the drive-through and a bunch of people waiting for the doors to open up.
At 8 in the morning.
I mean, they’re good, but not THAT good. But I guess all the California transplants just couldn’t wait.
My leave request was finally approved. I go back to work on the 13th, provided the TEE goes well (which I still need to schedule).
Unfortunately I’m still waiting on the paperwork to send to the insurance company for my disability. It’s a damn good thing I had enough saved up because I’ve now gone about a month with no income whatsoever. But if I get that paperwork by tomorrow, I should have it approved by the end of the week, and then a check sent to me by next week.
The other good news is there’s only one month left of this horrific year. Good riddance.
karikeepsrunning said: Ah, Fringe. I miss Fringe :)
Oh man, me too. One of my all-time favorite shows. I was following it intently and I was SO mad when Fox decided to put it in the Friday night death-slot. But I’m surprised it lasted as long in that spot as it did. But after Firefly, Terminator, and Fringe… I’ve basically decided to never watch any sci-fi shows on Fox ever again, because they always cancel them in their prime.
I hadn’t seen the last season of Fringe though due to not being able to pick up Fox on the antenna, and Hulu only had the episodes for a limited time, so I’m rewatching the whole series. I know I’m gonna be sad when it ends, just like I am with any other show on Netflix… but oh well.