at 8 a.m. this morning, after she phoned me last night, in response to an email that I had sent via the patient portal. She appoligized that it took her 2 days to get back to me (website clearly gives them 3), but she was away. No worries, we spoke about what has been killing me (high pain tolerance so if it hurts . . .it's not good).
While my left hip has plagued me off/on for years, like 23, the right only ached a bit. I've been in agony since Saturday. Officially, the new RX's I've been on for a month have done nothing for me, the fact that I have new inflammation is an indicator. Now, MD is appealing to get me on the RX that the former rhumatologist wanted me on, but wouldn't fight ins, over. Grr . . he's no longer my MD, for this as well as additional issues.
Treatment today was a cortizone shot, I've had them at least 6 times in the left hip. Icing with a huge cold pack that I got from one of my shoulder surgeries and hoping to nap, I haven't slept well for days.
We continue to work through our second insurance deductible, with our obligation being 10% of in plan services. We have about $850 to use up before ins has to pick up all of the tab. Waiting to get there for nonurgent services such as a medical eye appointment for one son.