Eastern Utah
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

And I have great insurance!

I can't even imagine how someone with less coverage would fare!

I decided with the potential for cancer looming in the background, I didn't think I should have to wait until after Christmas to get this checked out.  The original appointment was requested in August, which would be a 4-month wait at that.

I called the clinic to see if I could get an appointment sooner, even with a different doctor.  The person at the clinic said I was on the list to be called anyway, as the doctor was going to be out of the office for the holidays.  It looked like February would be the earliest I could reschedule.  

She found a different doctor at the main hospital location and I have an appointment on Dec. 5.  I swore off ever driving back in that area again, and I'm fortunate my son Steve has planned to take me since Jeannie won't be able to make it.   I just hope the change in dates will fit into his schedule.

This isn't a run-of-the mill hospital folks, and as I have said my insurance provides complete coverage so it can't be that.  I don't know what has happened in this country, but I'm sure we are not at the top when it comes to health care.  

On the other hand, this has turned out to be a beautiful day weather-wise.  I have been in the greatest mood all day long, and won't let the scheduling problems get me down.  Whatever the outcome, what will be, will be.  I'm ok with that.

I wish I had something more positive to write about.  Actually I'm feeling a lot better today than I have for a long time.  Just maybe I'm going to feel even better tomorrow?  I hope so.


  1. Sadly it wasn't until I quit working that I realized how important, necessary and expensive it is to have health insurance. You are very fortunate to have a great insurance plan.

    If your children are not able to drive you to your appointment have you considered taking a taxi or using a service such as Uber so you do not have to make the drive? Just a thought.

    Glad you are feeling well and hope you feel as good for many more days to come.

    1. I know how fortunate I am to have my insurance. No, to the taxi or Uber. If my kids couldn't take me I would just bit the bullet and try to drive myself. As it is, my son has it on his calendar and will take me, and Jeannie will be able to make it on that date as well. I wrote her that they should both go with me and they could keep each other company while I'm being tortured. My youngest son uses Uber all the time when he and his wife go out, which is a relief to me as I know he won't get charged with a DUI. Even just a few drinks will put anyone over the limit.

  2. Hope you get the medical thing straightened out. Anymore, that is getting harder and harder to do.

    1. You are right about that. I just hope the doctor I'm going to see is a good one. Sometimes I feel really helpess when it comes to the medical community.