Friday, April 10, 2009
Had my fourth fill yesterday
So I guess let's see how it goes. Even with my last one, I found that I did really well for the first two weeks, pretty good the third week, and was hungry between meals (about 3 1/2 to 4 hours after eating). I mean, if I could eat an entire hamburger, bun and all...
The sad thing is, my husband's insurance apparently does not cover anything Lap-Band. I went in for the fill, told them I had new insurance but didn't have a card yet, and when asked what insurance I now had I was told that they don't do anything with this procedure. WHAT?? Of course all I could hear was the blood rushing in my ears because quite a few people on LBT who are self-pay have said their fills were in the neighborhood of $700!!
Luckily this doctor only charges $125, but still... that's a huge hit every month, especially when I came in feeling good at the fact that I got on insurance within a couple days of quitting my job.
So... I must have looked beyond shocked, and I remember I didn't breathe for a few seconds, and I just went and sat down to fill out my paperwork for my fill evaluation. I heard the nurse and receptionist talking but couldn't make out what was being said, being in shock and all. The next thing I know, the nurse called out to me and said not to worry about it -- they would cover the cost for me on this visit and to not fret, that Paul would work with me. I started crying right there in the office. Of course they told me not to cry, everything would be okay, but I just kept saying what a bad month it's been, and I thanked them very much for helping me out.
I *heart* my doctor's office. I loved them before this, but this means SO much to me, especially when so many doctors seem so focused on the money.
Posted by Beth at 10:45 PM