Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hell's Bells!

Ok, I had turned off the Air Conditioner last week, when we were experiencing high 70's through high 80's weather and it was great, but this week, we're back to high 90's again.  This is actually normal for us here in the Phoenix metropolitan (dang, that word is a pain to type!) area for this time of year. 

If you notice on my Weather Channel widget, our lows are great; tonight we'll hit 64... blanket weather! ;)  So, now that the sun is long past being down, all my windows and doors are open and the fans and cross currents are bringing that cooler air into the house.  And it's LOVELY!

Jane says she heard our Great Horned Owls last night, so I hope I get a chance to hear them soon.  Our bats were back again this evening as we were all out enjoying the sunset and the cooler temperatures.

Went and had my PT/INR today, since Dr. R has changed my schedule from Monday and Friday to Monday and Thursday.  Had a chat with my case worker from my insurance company, wondering WHY this time, they wouldn't cover the Coumadin Clinic.  She's going to find out.  Seems my insurance isn't covering quite a few things these days, not the least of which is the only sleep aid that I, as a person with advanced lung disease, can actually use.

Yes, I broke down and asked Dr. R for a sleeping pill to use on my Dreaded Decadron Insomnia nights.  He prescribed Rozerem, which doesn't have a sedative effect, which would be a bad thing for a person with lung disease and sleep apnea.  But my insurance company said "prescribe Ambien" to which my doc said... diplomatically... "NO!"

Oh sure, I could spring for it myself, but for two nights in a month, they can bite me... I'll just stay up all night.  It's not cheap, by the way.  And frankly, I have other, much more important, priorities on my finances right now.  But, you know, I'm freaking sick of non-medically trained bureaucrats (dang, that's even harder to type!) telling MY DOCTOR how to prescribe medicine, when they don't know crap about me as a patient.  Yeah, I'm perturbed... which is nicer than saying this pisses me off royally.  Probably because I'm sleep-deprived.  Alas.

Still, all in all, life as I know it is fantastic, beaurocracy-ridden insurance companies notwithstanding, and so, I have a smile on my face, a song in my heart and a glass of red wine at my side.  I have a huge family that loves me to bits, friends that give me shoulders galore, and chihuahuas that provide unquestioning adoration.  For what more could one wish?  A freaking good night's sleep on Dreaded Decadron Insomnia nights!!!!!

And could I also ask to be rid of this silly twitch in my left eye?

Love to all. :)

2 comments:

  1. Dontcha just love insurance weenies, who sit behind a computer screen and make decisions on our medical care. It just burns my butt. I think if anything ever happened to a member of my family because of one of them, then I would find them and introduce them to 'my special little friend' ;D

    There is nothing worse than not being able to sleep, that is the one thing I would not be able to tolerate. I looooove my sleep and like you would be so peed off if I could not get my 8 hours. Sleeping pills scare me, even when I was fit and healthy they scared me, not sure why, but they do.

    Well, I have a busy weekend ahead of me. It is my only sons 40th birthday on Sunday so it is parteeeeeee time here. It only feels like last week when I had him, a little scared 19 year old up in the wilds of Scotland. I guess that officially makes me old now. Oh well.

    Tequila girlfriend, have a good weekend. I hope you get some much needed rest, it is the best thing for the body.
    Take care
    Fay

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  2. Fay, we broke down and turned the AC back on because today it's back to triple digits. I can't sleep if the house is too hot, so ... cool us down, AC!

    Oh, enjoy the weekend of celebrating your son's 40th! I vaguely remember that. We went to Las Vegas and in honor of the occasion, I had another hole pierced into my ear lobe. I do love having two!

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