Watching the paint dry....

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Watching the paint dry....

Sometimes I forget that everyone isn't following along in my brain and I didn't realize it had been so long since I had posted an update. I feel like I am at the boring part of a very long trip. You don't have the anxiousness and excitement of packing and getting ready for the trip, and you aren't quite to the point of arrival, when you see the freeway exit of your destination is up ahead. I am at that stretch of the trip where there's no rest stops and your brother is really getting on your nerves.

I'M ANXIOUS. I feel like I need to be doing something. Something needs to be happening. So the good part of this update is that I met with my plastic surgeon a couple of weeks ago, It was like I had sent him a script of what he should say to me because he was spot on. I told him what my oncologist had said about there being no point in reconstructive surgery and he laughed and said, "I bet if we were talking about a penis he would have said something different". He was all for doing the surgery. He said I had already done the hard part and beat the breast cancer. If I wasn't half dressed in a paper robe I would have hugged him. He went through the procedure, explained all the possible issues that could arise, and said he would get me on his surgical calendar as soon as possible.

I am pretty sure my feet weren't touching the ground as we left his office. Fast forward two days- I miss a call from my surgeon's nurse. It's 4:30 on a Friday and I am totally bummed I missed her. I listen to her message and find out that she has a couple dates she wants to run by me and she also had a question on my insurance.

My excitement was immediately followed by a punch to the gut. Uh oh, insurance. Please please please don't tell me there is an issue with my insurance. We filled out all the paperwork for Dennis' insurance and turned them in. Then I realized it: I didn't have a new card. Well, it's in the mail. January is a busy time and I am sure it will show up soon.

I call her back and actually get to talk to her that same day. She can get me in February 6th or March 25th. She doesn't think we can make the February 6th date, mainly because she tried calling the insurance company to start the preliminary approval process, and they cannot find me in their system.

I felt like someone had removed my knees. Did we forget something? We were all over making sure everything was in place to get me on Dennis' insurance, yet it appears that a ball was dropped somewhere.

I don't think Dennis said anything to me, and I know I didn't say anything to him, but we were both planning out different scenarios of what we were going to have to do if I wasn't on his insurance. Divorce, murder...I don't know. On a scale of 1-10 I think it's safe to say we were both at a panic level of 15.

I only paid COBRA through December since I would be on his insurance come January. I emailed them and asked if there was any way I could reinstate my coverage. They emailed me back with a polite NO. But I've been to the dentist in December and had a very expensive bone treatment in January, both of which I thought would be covered. What are we supposed to do?

Dennis starts tracking down all his forms, emails, etc. and we are still waiting to hear back what the issue is. I say a prayer. I can't even remember what I said exactly, but I am sure the desperation was obvious.

Yesterday I see there is a letter in the mail from Ceridian Benefits. I assume it is just a follow up to my inquiry. But it wasn't. It was a letter stating they rescinded the cancellation of my coverage and will have no lapse in coverage. I have until 3/1/14 to pay the premiums for December and January.

I don't know how or why, but my prayer was answered. And for that we are forever grateful.

How's that for proof that someone is listening? 2014 is going to be our year.


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Lori - Yes indeed 2014 IS going to be your year! Chin up, stay positive, you are doing the right things and good things are going to happen to you. We are all thinking about you and behind you through this journey. Dave

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:01 AM by David D

Dear Lori, So so happy for you. Thanks for getting my day off to a heat start.

Feb 06, 2014 - 7:58 AM by Mark P

Thanks Mark! :)

Feb 11, 2014 - 1:21 AM by Lori R

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