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Myself 09
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   Posted 2/4/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel as if I can't win.
 
Insurance told that they would pay for my medical transport for a colonoscopy next week.  Doctor called in yesterday.  Just called insurance, they have no record of it.  I called Tuesday and they told it could be done!  Now, apparently it cannot.
 
Then I called the prescription coverage regarding why I was being charged 40 bucks for the prep solution.  They told me there was no generic and this was a non-covered prescription.
 
I guess it is such a huge deal right now because I am broke until pay-day in the middle of the month.  So, now I have to come up with the money for the medication as well as money for a taxi to and from the hospital.
 
I don't know what to do.  I guess I need to calm down first and then start ransacking the house for spare change.
 
 
Fibromyalgia DX 2005. Ulcerative Colitis, arthritis, TMJ. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed.

There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot.


Sherrine
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   Posted 2/4/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried contacting the hospital and see if they provide special transportation for their patients?  It wouldn't hurt to call and they would probably get you home sooner and it might not cost anything either.   Not everyone drives and some are in the same situation as you with no one that can drive them so that might be available. 
 
Sherrine


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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


getting by
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   Posted 2/4/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
You could chdck with human resources too and see if there is anything that they would do to help you. Often they have people who volunteer to do things like that.

I hope that you can get some help. I had to pay for my prescription too. You would think that the insurance companies would cover it.

Here is hoping that things work out for you. Relaxing is good. Worrying only makes you tense and that makes you hurt more.

Have a good evening.

Hugs, Karen
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/4/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have a church you could turn to for these things???
 
I hope you can find some help through one of the suggestions given.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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Dagger
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   Posted 2/4/2010 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Some docs use more than one prep. Maybe your doc can let you use another prep that doesn't cost as much. Many always go for the latest and greatest not realizing (or not caring sometimes) that our insurance won't always pay for it.

If you've used another prep before, maybe the doc will let you use that one again.

do-over
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   Posted 2/5/2010 3:23 AM (GMT -7)   
The hospital near me GIVES you the prep for a colonscopy! I can't believe they make you pay for it separately! Talk about adding insult to injury!

Our church offers rides to people in the community who need to get to the dr or hospital. Even if they aren't members of the church. They have a directory of folks who give rides too ... maybe a nearby church would have a similiar resource? Or they might be willing to donate the cost of the ride too ....

I can relate to ransacking the house for change! I think my big furry St. Bernard has heartworms. He's coughing a lot, his gums are white (i just realized that this morning) he's fainted a couple times in the past week, and he's kinda lethargic and grumpy. My husband says we can't afford to take him to the vet. It's $40 to walk in the door at any vet's office around here, blood work is at least $100 and there is no way we could afford the treatment if he DID have heartworms.

I'm so frustrated. So sorry that you're struggling too....

getting by
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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Do over,

Did you ask the vet about a payment plan. I think it is urgent that you get your dog in. Jmho.

Hugs, Karen
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/16/2010 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Anjone, and welcome!  We do have a wonderful ulcerative colitis forum here on HealingWell.  That would be the forum to ask these questions.  We do try to stick with fibro here.  Plus, you will get far more feedback there about diet, etc.
 
We do have members that can help you with your fibromyalgia problems, though.  They love to help one another and we do care about each other, too.  So, I do think you will like it here.
 
I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  I hope to hear more from you soon.
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

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