Lilypie - Pregnancy

Friday, September 25, 2009

The right decision

I got home from work yesterday, hopped upstairs on my crutches, and picked up the mail. There was a fat envelope from B.l.ue C.ro.ss. I held my breath, stuffed the mail into the side pocket of my backpack, and let myself into the house while my cat gratefully charged out into the great wide yonger (don't worry, she and the birds are all safe - she never goes more than about 20 feet away and meows at the birds so she'll never catch them).

Anyway, I anxiously opened it and ... my insurance is PAYING FOR MY KNEE SURGERY! I mean, they're supposed to pay for my knee surgery, but I was expecting some document in legalese to explain why they weren't obligated or something like that. That put a huge smile on my face.

Today I had physical therapy and saw the orthopedist. Both of them said I was doing amazingly well for three weeks post-op, and gave me the go-ahead to start riding an exercise bike, and to start trying to walk next Friday. I could be off the crutches completely in 2-3 weeks. That made my DAY. Actually, that made my WEEK. Seriously guys, if you have never been on crutches before, it SUCKS. At least, once you're over the age of 12.

Anyway, the point of this post is that I am incredibly grateful that things with my knee are going so well and that I only have to pay the balance on my deductible for the knee surgery, rehab, doctor's visits, and everything else. I wish I could bottle up the feeling, or somehow preserve it or remember it for those days when I really get down, like when IF kicks my ass or things at work suck. I want to come back and remember this happiness I'm feeling right now.

Wait until I get to ride my REAL bike again - my smile will be blinding.

AND - I'm about to go get chocolate frozen yogurt as an afternoon treat. What a great way to end the week!

8 comments:

  1. I'm glad things are working out the way they are supposed to. I think it's a good sign of what's to come... I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  2. Yay!! That's fabulous. I know how great that is to just have something covered, no questions asked. And how rare that is from that particular color of cross.

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  3. I am glad they are covering your surgery and therapy is going well!

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  4. YAY! That's awesome! Frame that letter and whenever you're wanting this feeling again, look at it ;o)

    Good job doing so great on your recovery. You're a ROCKSTAR! Have a great weekend, hon.
    *HUGS*

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  5. Yay for insurance actually paying!! That'll help with recovery - not having to worry about the bills :).

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  6. WooHoo for insurance coming through - just like they should! And yay for chocolate frozen yogurt! :)

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  7. Sounds like you are doing great! And let's give three cheers for the insurance actually doing what they are supposed to!

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  8. My husband does the same thing and it really makes me hate him at times. It's like he doesn't look through his rays of sunshine to see the crap we've gone through. I guess it's cute, but I am NOT like that!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!