The clinic here I get charged for an office call for the blood test on my finger. I have canceled it. Will try the hospital lab here and they send to Dr and Dr has to tell me how much pills to take. Can not be cheaper that I can see. If I go to hospital lab and get blood drawn it is lab work then. NO copay. Yes, will have to get the blood drawn. So I live in danger of clot or bleeding time I find out my INR. It has gone too low a couple time and too high another time. Dr can charge it to them I guess. I called Ginger at the doctor's office and told her why. They will have to do the arfarin pill adustment. So canceled my June test and papers go to lab or Michele. They will set it for my date if can and Dr coul have to do new orders. They will will tell him if do I would guess. I would think have to have orders each time but what the heck do I know. I am very upset. DIL is the one that set the clinic.
What is the world are talking about? A blood test all I need. That next one in early June. I do not think my papers will work for that till he sends them new orders and maybe once a month. Let them figure it out. Dr will not like it. ?? Long as I do not go in to his office I am not charged but teh ins will be.
Today is the day for my blood test. DIL will take me as she offered. She called them and if I go in on Mondays he can do a finger jab and not have to draw blood for the test. He can borrow the machine from the clinic on Mondays. Just down the hall. BUT he will not tell me what it says, he will tell my doctor. Will see how the doctor does on his end. I hate having my finger jabbed.
Bonnie, it is my life. If blood goes too thick I could have a stroke and too thin I can bleed bad. I am a bleeder anyway.
Oh man. They had my paper work and I went to lab room where to they do blood. Ok the guy goes and gets the tester and another Nurse shows him how and another woman there in doorway as room full. and 4 th person just watched. DIL sat in the hall just outside. Yes , at one time 4 people there from the hospital. Really! While guy got tester I told DIL to look at fish. Just one fancy one in the tank. She had to go back out. When they decided they could run the tester he jabs my finger and tester does not work. So they they try again. He jabs my finger again, same one, and it works this time. Rest leave and he tapes my finger. He tells me what it is and he alpogolized for 2 jabs. I go again first Monday of July inless Dr says different. I have not heard from the Dr office. I felt like a ginny pig today. I asked if I was having an audiance? Very good room as padded bench for me with arm rest across. There was one to lay down on too. Small room. I turned his name tag over and he is Kyle. On a cord. I think he will be okay. Seemed very nice. DIL ad walked to front and she walked me back to the lab to be sure I can do it. In month I will forget as now a long hall and turn and got some more. If I had had to tell DIL what they did I doubt she would have believed it. iT sure does not slound right that is what happened. He took the tester back. They few of these.
I told the lady at the senior center what happened. We both been going to same one at the clinic. I tols her I was trying to cut out the office visit charge. She is much younger and has ins and said she was going to call in and see what she could do. She said paying a lot. I ought to be paid to let them watch. I told Cindy I would rather go to her than lab but money wise had to change.
DIL knows I have to be tested. She went with me to help find it and she had called on papers work. Good for one year. Maybe now she understand why I get upset. Till this stress gets under control I will have a hard tie with it.
I had another blood test today. Do not know what it was so have to wait for Dr Office to call. Should be better. The older lady took it this time and had young woman help her. One person does at the clinic. Wait and see what the ins bill is. Lab is covered, She did it fine. If sown more will have to have more. Hopely the INR is coming back up. Why down I do not know. Stress.
Hospital was calling me last week while I was not here and they were closed down time I would get home. I called Monday and they coudl ot find her. She called at closing time last night that I need another blood test. My Dr has set me up with a Dr here to manage my INR and she tells me this. First I heard of it. I still go to lab for test and the lab tells him and he has me called what I should take and such. I go in Thursday and thta is fine. That is 3rd test this month. Dr here just reads the lab report of test. I do not see him. So office visit to pay for. I told her on phone I did not want to pay for visit. Ins will pay for lab and the Dr to read it. We are by passing the clinic. The doctors here are signed up with Rocky Mountain Ins. I had checked that and such before I came up here. I have never had to work around the ins stuff before. Hopefully this will work now.
I had my eye checklup last week. Eyes same ad no change and vistion same about 20/20 in good eye. With my glasses on. Had my hearing aids turned up and I now find the left one I will have to go back and he can adjust it. I have a area I can not hear with. It is working and upped but like I can not hear the fan running. I can the cooler. Maybe just need it upped a bit more. THings that way okay.
I am very emotionally upset yet. Kids did more to upset me Friday. I am to go on the bus outting today. I am ready and bus is to start picking up people at 8. They drive out and you have a picnic lunch. This messes up my INR I think eating out. Been trying to be careful this past week. It seems to mess up easy. I skiped my greenbeans last night so can eat the food today and will skip tomorrow to balance it out. Hope that does it. Fried chicken, potato salad and cookie or cake is just too much Vit K. (shortening or oil is the problem)
I got up this morning and got my good jeans on and too dam big. I had not been wearing this pair. Other pair too shallow of pockets for phone I have been wearing for city. I cried and got out an old pair I wear for everyday. They are okay no holes or such. Decent jeans but old.. Even a belt would not do it I knew. I tossed them. My wt is where Dr wants. I keep my wt now between 110 and 112 . Bus is going to Brown's Park today.
Looks like I will have to redo my clothes. I had before got ill and had tossed all the small . I had done all but jeans and they fit now. Tjis pair was not in that bunch.
I go tomorrow for blood test. Been 2 weeks this time. Been getting about every week. I dread getting my finger jabbed. My lab reports go to a Dr here and then he has some one call me what to do. So it is being done at the local hospital. It has flipped flopped a bit. I try to stay on diet and have been. This has cut paying an office visit and I think this Dr can do a better job than the clinic woman was doing me. I have not been billed. I can find my way back to lab now so they just give me the papers to take back and I sit in the hall to wait for them. They borrow the tester from the clinic to use on me. Do not need an appointment and they take me in fast.
They have trained some more lab people on me to use the tester and make it work. Older lady instructs them. This Dr is a Do they send lab reports. The other 2 are part time it seems and are MD's.
I am not loosing wt but does go up and down a little. But I am loosing inches. Got to do some jeans that fit. Jeans I have been wearing this year that fit are loose now and need a belt. Hoping to get my jeans that are smaller Friday when I got to city. Least think I have some. I have a big box of jeans and pants that are just way too big. I try to stick to the med diet and walk my mile. But this is almost 2 years.
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."