Ahh yes, co-pays. It seems that is what this week revolves around. I am finally taking action and making those dreaded doctor's appointments!
I'm just kidding. They really aren't dreaded, I just hate handing over $20 at each of them. Buuuuuut, it's hopefully for a good reason.
My appointment with the vein specialist did not go so well last night. I waited forever, only to be rushed through my appointment. While the doctor was highly esteemed and recommended, I quickly learned this place was not the "vein and vascular institute" for me. Not only did they brush off my mentions of aches and pains associated with the vein on my leg, but they kept pushing this procedure on me that would make it "look better." While I know I can be superficial at times (who can't?!), that is NOT the reason I was there. It hurts. I have restless legs at night.
Alas, it seemed to be the place old hags and superficial men go to have their veins injected so they'll go away for 6 months, all the while shelling out $350+ to have it done ONCE. Um, no thank you.
I am due to go back in July for an ultrasound to see if there are any "deeper" issues in my leg but I am starting to think I should find a different, less "cosmetic" doctor and get a second opinion. He did tell me it is NOT vericose, which I guess should make me happy??
I am leaving today to head to the trusty old dermatologist (and no, I am not being snide. He's apparently old). I used to go there when I was younger, or so my mom says, and she thinks he is better than the place I've been going to (you know, the one who told me I had shingles when I really had a rash from perfume...that place). Anyone who knows me or has seen me up close knows I have these tiny bumps all over my face and it's time to get the skinny on them and figure out how to get them to go away! Yes, I am putting my issues out there and no, I don't care :-D If I can't be honest here, where can I?
So that's my week in a nutshell. I have been working some OT too, which helps to pay for those co-pays of mine ;)
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