Oh, NOW ya tell me..
I know you've all been paying rapt attention to my saga of the various medical tests I have to undergo to be evaluated for kidney transplant.
Today, I got a letter in the mail from the transplant facility telling me that I now have to undergo these little lovelies:
Cardiac Evaluation with current stress test
Dietary Assessment with a clinical dietician (like I haven't been feeding myself and cooking for a family since I left home at the age of 16?)
Adenosine stress test
Ultrasound/doppler study of the bi-lateral arteries and veins.
And, at the end of the letter is this thinly veiled threat, "If we have not received these records by 9/19/11, your case will be put on hold. Please keep us updated on your progress".
Tell ya what, I'll have all those tests done by your deadline if you'll pay the 20% of all these costs that my insurance doesn't touch. I guess that case is going on hold for a while.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not angry, upset, or worried. I've been working on this transplant thing since April, and they're just getting around to telling me this now? The wheels of medicine work very slowly and it's just going to take a while. And I'm not even on "the list" yet. All this has to be done just to get there.
Elizabeth2010 12 years ago
Thanks for sharing your blog with us, its interesting to read how your healthcare differs from ours in the UK, obviously financially its not the same but the things you have gone through with your tests etc. Keep us posted on how you are getting along, take care.
MissStress 12 years ago
Isn't it "funny" how they worry so about your health, but yet if you can't do all that they say you don't get the medical attention you really need?
n/a 12 years ago
I can sympathize ladydoc. I experienced a similar frustration this week when the place that does our bus physicals called me and informed me a MONTH after the exam that I needed a sleep study. Let alone that I have a DESIGNATED sleep DOCTOR lolol. But now if I don't get this fixed/sorted before the first day of school, I could be out of a job.