Expropriated Cycles

This proves that I should always make “after the fact” posts, because despite being all geared up with my medical and workers comp projects, I ended up having Cassi come down and stay over last night… which was actually just the mental break that I needed from all of that stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean, I did keepย working on it as she was here, but with her as a distraction it kept it all from consuming my brain and occupying 100% of my thought cycles as I worked. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

But while she was here (among other progress) I got names, numbers, and addresses for everyย local doctor that may be accepting new patients, everyย local urgent care that appears to offer services greater than the “I skinned my knee” or “My butthole really itches” type stuff, and every oral surgeon in the area so I can get more serious about getting my remaining wisdom teefs cut out. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I also got new info from BWC and my BWC Rx provider, so that stuff is in much better shape as well. And the pharmacy was also updated, so my meds might possibly, hopefully, maybe get filled in a more timely fashion. ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ

Now that I think about it, I probably got more done with her here than if she wasn’t. ๐Ÿคจ And without getting twitchy. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ She worked on several things that she needed to do as well, taking advantage of the relative peace and quiet here compared to her house full of family. ๐Ÿ˜Œ Of course she gave her brain a break as well (the main point of her staying) by making and painting some picture frames, and catching up on the last few episodes of NCIS that she still had to watch on Netflix. ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ“บ I think Maven was even happy for the unexpected visit, ‘cuz she made up to Cassi way more than usual this time. ๐Ÿ˜ธ

We talked quite a bit about what’s going on with my health at the moment, along with all kinds of random thoughts that come along with that topic… so it was nice to be able to talk some of that stuff out with her. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I’m not exactly sure what the plan will be for tomorrow and Friday. ๐Ÿ˜ Now that I’ve got all this info compiled I imagine I’ll start calling someone… meh… I’ll figure it out when that time gets here. I’m gonna stay in chill mode for the rest of the evening if possible.

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I ended up getting almost 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep last night, likely thanks to my normal evening meds and a couple Tylenol PMs taken at just the right moment. Sadly, I still woke up tired, at least physically… but my motivation game was strong. I guess this was the right day for that combination though, since it’s the weekend and there really wasn’t much that I could do “out and about” to continue my meager progress from last week.

I’ve looked up a bunch of different doctors and “family practice” offices in Lancaster and nearby cities, so I’ll be able to make some calls and maybe even stop by some of these places on Monday. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve also researched some urgent care places and narrowed it down to two that may be able to help with the tests that I need. ๐Ÿคจ That’s my backup plan, should the “find a new doctor that doesn’t have a two month waiting list” thing fail. ๐Ÿ˜’ And then on top of that I’ve gotten names and info from our local hospital’s site, so I’m prepared to goย there to talk to someone about my predicament if need be.

My main concern (after just getting the “serious stuff” started) is doing this in a way that won’t screw me over when it comes to my insurance and the bills. ๐Ÿ˜ณ I assume it’s always like this, since it’s been this way with any insurance that I’ve ever had, but basically you have to jump through all of the required hoops. ๐Ÿ™„ Like, you can’t just go to a heart specialist and ask for an EKG without having been referred to that heart specialist by your “normal” doctor. ๐Ÿค” I mean, I guess you can… but your insurance won’t pay for it without the referral.

So yeah, off and on throughout the day was all of that, and then in the evening I remembered that I needed to make a couple phone calls.ย The first was just returning a call from one of my attorneys regarding their recent court actions on my behalf, and the second was to leave a message for the company that I’ve chosen to trim my hedges and spirea bushes, to let them know that I’m on board.

Tomorrow should be a lazy day. ๐Ÿ˜ I can’t think of anything that I’ve forgotten, at least not right now, so hopefully I’ll be able to sleep in for a bit before I go to visit with Mom and Dad in the afternoon. If I don’t get too late of a start, I might even try to hit a couple of thrift stores before returning to Maven, the homestead, and a rapidly-approaching Monday morning.