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Contradictions, mixed messages, here one day gone the next...
and so it goes, when it comes to bureaucracies -
and insurance companies in today's world.
The call that I got two days ago, confirming the delivery of my new medication, was followed yesterday by an automated call from my insurance company, stating that I had been denied approval of the new treatment. No explanation, no human - just a friendly recording. Today the pharmacy called to confirm that I definitely will not be starting the new treatment at this time. I called my doctor's office and they had received the same confusing mixed messages - yes, she's approved, no, she's been denied.
So I'm back in limbo, waiting and wondering, at least until my doctor returns from vacation and I find out how we will appeal this decision. I was really looking forward to beginning this treatment sooner than later, with hopes for relief, as my hands especially have been causing me a tremendous amount of pain and the inability to dive into creating and doing my artwork is becoming hard to sit with. Doing very little, day after day, is not easy!
I miss going to the grocery store (yes, I enjoy grocery shopping!), my former weekly trips to the library, the simplest of tasks. Grasping a steering wheel, taking a walk... I am looking forward to these things, and had really hoped they'd happen sooner than later - not that there was any guarantee the injection was going to work, but not getting surely isn't! So if you would, send out some good thoughts for me, that Health Net will change their decision and allow me to start taking Enbrel - asap!