Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Week? WTF?!

Yep a week has passed with no blogging for me. Not sure how that happened. Maybe I just wasn't feeling it. Maybe I just didn't have anything worthwhile to say. Whatever the case may be I'll give y'all some bullet updates. Not like there's really anything all that interesting going on in my life to need an update. But here goes....
  • Still trying to work out the knee issues. I had a follow up with my doc on Wednesday. Well, actually I only saw his "assistant" cuz it takes a month to get an appt to see him. He seems to be pretty popular, I guess. Anyway... I explained the dilemma, showed her the paperwork in which their office asked for BWC to approve a surgery but failed to list the correct reason for that surgery and how because of that "miscommunication" it has red flagged my file, caused me all kinds of grief with BWC and resulted in me being forced to hire an attorney to straighten it out. I didn't want to say "error" or "somebody here effed this up" cuz I need them to fix this ASAP. So I'm trying to play nice. For now. She seemed to agree and promised to try to help get it resolved. She was actually super nice... which I so totally appreciated.
  • She called me the next day to say she'd reviewed the situation with the doc and he's going to do some follow up paperwork for BWC with some better, more detailed explanations of what the problem is with my knee, how I injured it doing what I said I did (not a pre-existing condition) and why I need surgery to fix it so I can perform my job more effectively. Hallelujer!! Do you know the doc normally CHARGES about $1000 just to do that kind of paperwork? Seriously. (I'm clearly in the wrong line of work cuz I do freakin' paperwork all day long!) But thanks to my skilled communication techniques and powers of deductive reasoning I was able to convince the asst to convince the doc that he needed to do this for me FREE since they screwed it up in the first place. Thank gawd he agreed. I mean... we all know that'd be the right and fair thing to do. But we also know that doctors, paperwork and bureaucracy never seem to play fair or logically. So I was afraid I was gonna get even more screwed... but it looks like I may be okay. We shall see. Depends how BWC responds to whatever he writes.
  • There was an early rumor over at RQ that she's hearing cut off dates ranging from March 9th to the 14th for the April batch. I hesitate to jump on the rollercoaster because of so many let downs. But since I've prepared my heart for the worst case scenario of only having March 7th referred in the next batch... this rumor made my heart skip a beat. The 14th.... I'm not even buying that. But if we could even just get to the 9th! OMG! OMG! OMG! Some of my real life friends (as opposed to my fake blogger life? what does that even mean?) Sea Star, Pug Mama and Ava's Mom would get referrals together. I can't even take it. That'd be such good news! But I'm really trying to be guarded here. It's not working, is it?
  • As usual, I'm a little late to the game but I finally added a "Followers" button to my sidebar. So now you can click there and keep track of me that way. Bloglines has been disappointing me lately. It's been very slow to update ... like 3 days later I'm seeing new posts. And some blogs it's chosen to just not update at all anymore for some reason. I'm over it. I think I'll just try this other way to keep track of folks. With this followers thing, that I've finally begun to explore (procrastinator here, remember?) I've found some new blogs I had no idea even read mine. So hiya, new peeps! Or perhaps you've been here all along but are just new to me? LOL! Anyway, add me. Especially if you read here but maybe think I don't already follow your blog. Cuz I love finding new blogs.
  • Speaking of finally getting on board with something everyone else in the world is doing... how about this Facebook? I'm digging it. But it still confuses me. Can someone more experienced than I please explain WTF is the deal with this "Mafia Wars" thing? How do you do it? And why does everyone want me to join their mafia? Seriously. I don't get it. Heather... I see you do it. Quick easy explanation please? Anyone, anyone? LOL!
  • I'm getting back on track with my attempts at dieting. I don't even want to tell you how much weight I've gained the last 3 yrs since starting this adoption. Can you say stress eater? I mean we've all heard of baby weight. But I'm ADOPTING, for cripessakes! While at work last week I was close by when a shooting call came out so I stopped in. It turned into a double homicide which brought out the media. I tried like hell to avoid the cameras but they got me. I saw my fat arse on TV. Nothing like seeing yourself on the 6 o'clock news..... walking in slow motion no less.... to give you a big ole dose of reality. I don't think I can get away with saying the camera adds 50 lbs. Holy shit.... it was bad! I'm trying to hold on to that visual every time I want to put something wrong in my mouth. Let's hope that motivation lasts. LOL!
  • On a last more serious note..... my friend and co-worker, Phil.... the nicest guy in the world, is in a very difficult battle for his life against stage 4 cancer. And my Aunt Norma is back in the hospital undergoing some procedures to hopefully improve her quality of life and get her in a better place. But any kind of surgery for her is risky at this point. So if you're the praying kind.... maybe send a few their way.


a Tonggu Momma said...

I've heard lots of complaints about Bloglines these past six months. I use Google Reader and love it, but apparently I'm one of the few -- everyone else seems to love this blogspot following thing.

Traci said...

I put my comment in the wrong spot. Ooops. Sorry.


Jacquie said...

First to comment here but I've been following you for a little while. I may have to check out the followers thing. I'm over Bloglines too. And Facebook? Finally got talked into it and even though it's fun I'm a little lost. Need lessons! So yeah, hey! I'm not some crazy stalker lady.

"M" said...

Ok, so you feel behind on things getting people to now join as followers.... well, I just learned about it from you. What does that say about me?

Hope the knee stuff gets worked out soon. Always glad to keep up with you.

Carla said...

Glad the doc was feeling generous about redoing the paperwork, since, uh, yeah, it was their fault.

I'll be optimistic and hope for March 9. Cuz, I'm always the optimistic one. :o) It will get better, it will speed up... One of these days, I'm going to be right.

Facebook? Yep, I'm there. Don't get all the hype, but I'm loving the flair.

Sorry I missed your arse on the news. It would have been cool to say hey, there's my sister's ass. :op

Donna said...

I'm using Bloglines but I'm growing weary of it too. Does that "follow" thingy tell us when you have updates?

Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Mama Duck said...

OK...I may have commented before, but if I have it's been a LONG time. I'm a regular reader, though. I love hearing about your job and your nieces and nephews. :) I use Bloglines and the Blogger follow thingy. Bloglines is hopelessly slower.
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PIPO said...

Sending out the prayers...

Hope your knee gig gets straightened out soon (no pun intended). Not all medical people are out to jack you up ;0) ... insurance companies (of any sort), however, are!

No Facebook here...I have no idea how y'all find the time. As for Bloglines, I sent that packing ages ago and went to Google Reader. Much better experience...if I could only keep up!

We'll have to get something going for the wing nut to make her post illness and jet lag debut (as long as it is scheduled around nap time or there will be holy hell to pay ;0)

Vaya con dios.

Colleen said...

I facebook but have never heard about this mafia thing so I guess I'm out of touch : 0 I'll ask my kids they have to explain most things to me these days.
I will keep your friend and aunt in my prayers. I'm sorry : (
I sure hope RQ is right! We need to see a big speed all have waited waaaayyyyyyyy tooooooooo long!

Ava's family said...

$1,000 to fill out paperwork?! WTF?
I hope they get everything worked out for you.

Bloglines....Ticks me off too. I don't understand how that follower thing works?

Hoping that once and for all a really good rumor comes true. The 14th would take a couple months off the wait for everyone!

FB...Getting hooked. Never heard of mafia thing.

Will keep your Aunt and your friend in my prayers.

Abby's Mom said...

Prayers being said!

Diana said...

I have hit ignore on the Mafia Wars as I do not get it at ALL.
Why should a DR. charge to do paywork for your insurance..isn't that their JOB..that is how they get paid..this is why we are all broke!!
Saying prayers for your co worker and Aunt.

Donna said...

Wow, hope you get the knee fixed soon...there's nothing worse than hobbling around on a bum knee. Your aunt and friend are in our prayers.

Polar Bear said...

Is it too late to go back to school to become a big wig bone doctor? $1,000 just for paperwork? Yikes! To boot ~ I bet he has some first year resident fill it all out and he just signs the dotted line. Then cha-ching $1,000.

Bottom line - I hope everything gets worked out so you will feel better and you don't have to worry about it any more. You'll be running up those great wall stairs. :)

I switched to Google Reader several months ago. I really like it. As for facebook, I just can't get into it. It all confuses me. Plus I forget to check it. :)

Enjoy your Sunday.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

FAcebook.. still don't get it even with the master coming home to show me how once in a while

Followers, I just joined yours but not sure how to add it

Liene said...

I don't play Mafia Wars. It just it ain't me although several people have invited me to.

As for the weight thing, yeah it sucks because I weigh about 40 lbs more than I did when I got married (I'm sure I've said it before). However, I must say this new low/lower sodium diet that I was forced to go on has really helped. I'm eating a lot more fruit and veggies. Actually had a few Ruffles potato chips last week and was disgusted by how salty they were. Couldn't eat them. There are a lot of things that I would eat that I can't eat now because of the sodium stuff.

kris said...

I've been on FB for awhile and it still confuses the heck out of me. I'm still doing bloglines, so totally behind the times there :O)

So sorry about Phil and best to your Aunt Norma, who I will certainly say a prayer for since I'm the "type" :O). Hope we can catch up by phone sometime soon. If life ever slows down :)

Suzie said...

I love FB and find it quite addicting! I never tried Mafia Wars - I ignore it when I get a request.

Hope your knee starts to feel better and you get the big mess straigntened out. Insurance companies suck. They are jerking around my sister as well.

I'll keep your co-worker and your aunt in my prayers.

Kristy said...

I am so with you on those same friends getting their referrals like this week!!! I can't wait to see their babies. I am so sorry you are having so much crap about your knee, I sure hope you get somewhere with that soon. And me too on this FB thing, I have so many people that wanted me to start up and I really don't know what I am doing!! Have a great week.

Love, Kristy

Pug Mama said...

my heart just breaks for your coworker.
hope Auntie is alright, as well as all of your knee issues - it's about time!
I have decided to TOTALLY ignore all the FB application thingamajiggers. They annoy me - all those games, and food flinging, and prizes --- just ANNOYS me!! I am on FB for talking to my friends and that's it.

Michal said...

Okay- so I am bowing down to your unearthly ability NOT to yell at the folks at the doctor's office! Really, that's like talent or Spock-like mind control. Because? I just yelled at the billing chic at Ev's ped because they have their billing set up wrong and I have to get the checks from the Insurance and then deposit them to my account and THEN pay the office. I mean WTF?!?!?! I let her have it and I didn't even feel guilty later!( I am so wreckless)
I do so hope that your knee situation gets sussed out soon. I know what being on pain daily can do to a person. It sucks.
Also, it's an unwritten law of nature that adopting Mama's get some extra booty. I mean, what else is there to do but shop and eat. I am sure that the best weight loss plan of all will be little Mia.
So sorry to hear about Norma and Phil, I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

C said...

Special K, I am glad to be back & reading your blog. UGH x10 about the Dr's office & I 2nd you, I am also CLEARLY in the worng line of work reading Paperwork. Anyhoo, if you wnat to, add me as your friend (e-mail me from my blog & I will friend ya if interested) I am HOOKED on facebook and I can try to help you or give tips to almost everything. I honestly admit I am not into mafia wars at friends razz me and want me to join..but no thanks, it just doesn't do it for me. I know many folks adore it, check it out & check for yourself. Also happy to see you put the follower button up, I am going to hit it now.