June 1, 2015: Three Good Things


1. Got appointments with both a psychiatric medication manager and a primary care physician that are timed so that I won’t be running out of medications.

2. Found out that the deposit with our electric company was refunded back to our account. That means that we don’t owe anything to them until July, and even then most of the bill is already paid.

3. Spent the evening trading mental_floss quizzes back and forth with the wife. Turns out I remember all but six of the presidents in a ten minute span and I know all 50 of the most used words by Hodor, despite having never watched Game of Thrones. (Hint: Hodor.)

Life Like a Yo-Yo


Last night I posted a blog entry entitled “Back to Square One” in which I detailed the difficulty that I was having with securing and dealing with my healthcare providers. My situation was getting convoluted and I wanted to both vent and record the situation should I need to recall it again.

This afternoon, things seem to be turning around. I have an intake appointment in two days to begin telepsychiatry with a local clinic. And next week, I have an appointment to see my new primary care physician for the first time.

There were several people that had commented on my Facebook page about eliminating two providers. The local clinic that my telepsychiatry will be through is CommUnity Care, the provider that I had initially had the intake appointment with and was subsequently referred out. I’ve checked with every provider that Blue Cross lists within 25 miles and either I live in the wrong county to qualify for services or they aren’t accepting new patients at this time. CommUnity Care is the only option that I have.

I’m not crazy about that, but we’ll see how things go. If push comes to shove, then I can always switch my Medicare provider to one that will get more psychiatric coverage. (You’d think that someone that’s on disability for psychiatric reasons wouldn’t have so much difficulty finding a provider. You’d be dead wrong, apparently.)

I’ll keep the blog updated as events warrant, but for those of you that have been supporting me: thank you. It means the world to me and some days it’s all that keeps me putting one foot in front of the other.