Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Health Insurance Surprise!

Today feels like Christmas. I just found out that my health insurance carrier (that I pay $658.53 a month for!!) just added my old PCP to my plan. YES!! I can go back to her! You would think I just won the lottery. No more going to an old dirty office where I feel like I might catch something. No more getting to know another doctor. It's like dating isn't it? I can go to someone who is familiar with my history and will know how to treat me instead of staring at me awkwardly asking a barrage of questions that have nothing to do with why I came in.


Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield IS THE WORST HEALTH CARE PROVIDER Ever.
I have been trying to get in touch with a supervisor or get a straight answer from this insurance company for weeks now and I am getting conflicting reports. Yes your doctor is in network. No she's not in network. Which is it?
I'm on twitter now trying to get in touch with someone to help. This shouldn't be this hard.
I even sent a screenshot showing that they are saying my doc is in network and they're still telling me she's not. So why do you have this as an option?
Get it together, seriously.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

R.I.P. Stuart Scott

"When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live."
-Stuart Scott

Words that should echo with us every day.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

By now, your hangover is gone, you're starting to get reacquainted with your liver and trying to stay good with those resolutions you made a few days ago. For me, my resolutions remain the same and they will until they come to fruition. Every year, I set large goals. I might complete some of them, to complete all of them would be impossible BUT I do get closer to them becoming a reality.

This year, let's not put unnecessary stress on ourselves. We all know what stress leads to, right? Can we all make a pact to be good to ourselves? I am guilty of not doing this. I suck. Truly. I overbook myself. I try to SQUEEEEEZE every last drop out of every single day and write and work like it's my last day on this earth and I can't do that this year. Towards the end of 2014, I found myself slipping into old habits like I did pre-stroke and if there's one thing that experience taught me it's to listen to your body, so I'm listening. I'm taking me time.

I hope you have an amazing year filled with good health and the know to listen to your body when it speaks to you. We all have that gift of hearing our body speak to us but the voice can sometimes be low and get lost in our lives. Shhh, listen this year.