So, I switched insurance companies recently. I used to be with group health, and am now with United health care. After my surgery the ostomy nurse handed me group health's number so that I could order bags on my own and that is what I have done. When I knew that I would be switching I stock piled bags and am only now running low. I called to order new bags and was stunned to find that in order to take advantage of the discounts that I can get through the insurance that I need a prescription. 

Here is my quandary, I can buy them on my own... so why cant I just give them my insurance info and have them bill it to them? It's not like I can sell my bags for money on the street for mad cash or anything.  I'm baffled. 

My bags are classified as a prescription medical supply, but I can buy them without a prescription... it makes my head hurt and my pocket bleed....

with insurance: $25 for a box of 20 with OUT insurance: $104, the headache I get trying to figure out why they need to add an extra unnecessary step: Priceless  
  • Current Mood
    confused confused

Just when I thought that I was done

First I want to thankethicalcannibal for all the updates while I was in the hospital. This was one of my shorter stays, I was only in for a day.

When they checked me in they were worried about three things.
1.Kidney Stone/infection
2. pocket of fluid in my abdomin
3. possible problems with major vanes going to my liver

The second two where ruled out as major problems rather quickly, they want my regular docs to continue to monitor these issues. 
The kidney stone was there major focus. My kidney was really inflamed, and they were worried that my kidney function was at risk. So yesterday morning the put in a stint so that the afor mentioned kidney could drain and heal itself. The stone is about 2 cm long and is clogging the canal just before it enters into my bladder. They are going to wait a few weeks to let my kidney heal then they are going to take out the stint and then lazer the stone to break it up.

I feel loads better now, pain is greatly diminished. Let me tell you Ive been through a lot of pain in my life, and this by far was the worst. I was in tears. Im taking the rest of the week off to recoop, and I'm also taking this as a sign that I need to slow my ass down.

I want to thank all of you for all your well wishes. And I hope that this will be my last hospital stay for a while.

  • Current Mood
    calm calm

Much needed update

Life is pretty good all things considered. Work is really slow, but I'm working on expanding my private client base to compensate. Eventually I want it to turn into a full time gig. bakersgames is going to make me a kick ass website and I'm buying business cards tomorrow.

Everything else is great. I'm surrounded by great friends that love and support me. Oh, and... I get to help bakersgames , ethicalcannibal , and dunk_d  start their new LARP! I'm super excited.

Health wise I get better all the time. I look back on the last 10 years of my life like it was a bad dream and I just woke up. I think that this whole thing has given me some new insight into how I want to live my life. My new motto: Live life happy. Don't do anything that doesn't make you feel good. Don't let opportunities pass you buy.

Life is what you make it! My life is good.

  • Current Mood
    cheerful cheerful

The week from hell...

This week I ended up working 41/2 days, house sitting, and I did a parade with my color guard girls on Saturday.

I totally overdid it. On top of it all I had the stomach flu all week. Not to say that I didn't have fun, but that seems to be my problem. I push myself to far and all I think about is the fun I had and I put out of my mind the fact that my health goes to shit.

The parade was the highlight of the weekend. The girls had never marched a parade before and NEVER seen the Seafair Pirates. The pirates were set up for the parade right next to us and harased the girls every chance they got. it made it all the more funny that the more they harased the bigger the reaction so they would harass more. Here is a picture I forced the girls to take with the pirate that they nicknamed "stalker pirate"

So all is well that ends well. Who knows what next week will be like. One of the groomers at one of the other stores at work just flaked and we are scramling to cover, I need to make sure to think of my health before any thing else...

I can't help it when I see these things Im sucked in...

You Are An ENFJ
The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and you usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.

In love, you are very protective and supporting.
However, you do need to "feel special" - and it's quite easy for you to get jealous.

At work, you are a natural leader. You can help people discover their greatest potential.
You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

How you see yourself: Trusting, idealistic, and expressive

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Bossy, inappropriate, and loud
  • Current Mood
    calm calm

(no subject)

Yesterday was a pretty good day, I got out of the house and was able to spend the day with heresyoftruth  and catholicsin . It was my first day out since the surgery and I think that I did well.

The real reason for my outing was that I needed heresyoftruth  to take out 4 staples that the dumb-ass nurse left. The staples had curves on the end. This eluded the hospital nurse who simply ripped them out straight and wondered why it hurt me so much. Anyway, 4 staples out with next to no pain.

It was great to hang out with friends, I cant wait to be able to drive myself around. It did tucker me out though. I went to bed at 1030pm and didnt crawl out of bed until 11am. At least I know what I need to do to get a full nights sleep!

  • Current Mood
    cheerful cheerful

Thanks for all the well wishes

So we're about 2 and a half weeks after surgery and I'm doing much better. I must say that I really was surprised to hear from so many people in the days following my surgery.

I just want to thank you all for all the happy thoughts. It made it so much easier to know that I had so many people pulling for me. 

The stitches and staples came out today and they hurt like a bitch! But I feel much better now. Again thank you all, I love you.
  • Current Mood
    loved loved

New automated litter box and my cat the Sith Apprentice

So since I'm going in for surgery next week and wont be able to change the litter box, I decided to be kind to my housemates(who offered to take care of it for me) and buy one of those Littermaid self-cleaning litter boxes. Midget my youngest cat took to it right away, no problem within 5 minutes of it being on she had staked her claim on the box. Kismet my older cat whom we have decided is a Sith Apprentice because while she is evil she is not as evil as the Sith Master Orphius.

Anyway, Kismet I thought had taken to it as well until I caught her pooping on some towels in the bathroom. So, she was locked into the bedroom for the remainder of the day yesterday and I turned off the Littermaid for the night to see if she would use the box. SUCSESS! I got her to use the box! So I turned it back on this morning to clean it out and Kismet shot across the room to swat and hiss at the moving rake in the box. I tried to bat her away so that the rake could do its job but she juked and jived and ducked me so that she could empty all her hate onto that god damned rake that has been keeping her from crapping in her litter box.

My cat the Sith Apprentice, is it wrong that I love something so evil?
  • Current Mood
    amused amused


I have soooo much time on my hands now(heh heh) that I found myself reading through heresyoftruth 's luckyism's.

I should preface this with the following: He runs a game for the two of us and a couple of others and one of his NPC's is crazy, like off the wall makes no since most of the time nuts.

As I'm reading I say to myself: "Self, Penny(NPC) is catholicsin , crazy sure does come easy for him..."

PS I Love You catholicsin 

  • Current Mood
    amused amused