Monday, January 12, 2009

There's Always Something

I'm not a fan of auto mechanics and I'm not a fan of medical professionals. I know everyone has to make a living and they are providing a service and they are supposedly looking out for our best interests ... but why come every visit to the auto shop turns into, "Well, while I was in there I found this..." Same thing at the dentist ... I can't stand how much money I have dropped in the past year for dental work, between crowns and wisdom teeth removal and root canals and bridges ... I'm over it. I dropped my son off at the optometrist's office on Saturday for his routine exam and to renew his prescription for his contact lenses. Apparently he has a choroidal nevus. Which is a mole or a freckle in his eye. There is a very low risk of it developing into a choroidal melanoma (cancer) but the risk is still there so ya'll be praying for my child, please. It is believed to be more common in the Caucasian population than in African Americans. Really? I know my baby is fine but this is just one more thing to occupy my mind today. And another thing ... HMO's suck! I had a PPO for the longest but when I changed jobs I chose an HMO because of the cost. The cost of my insurance was already doubling when I switched jobs and I didn't want to pay for the convenience of a PPO (no referrals). Stupid, on my part. Because since my PCP has never seen my son there is a possibility that this heffa won't send a referral to the optometrist which means that she can't bill the insurance company. Arrrrrrgh!!!!!!

On a happier note, I went shopping on Saturday and bought two suits and a blouse and only paid $18.99. I love gift cards! $100 at Macy's and $65 at JCP. Life is good.


Icey said...

Your ubaby will definately be lifted up in prayer!

I loathe car mechanics also but I guess they are a necessary evil! Ihate having to deal with anything car related because I always feel like I am getting hustled and I HATE getting hustled! Before I got the new ride, I would often pay for a second opinion

TJ said...

I grew up around auto workers and I don't like mechanics. It's at the point now where I'm usually like, "How bout you fix the stuff I brought this in for, ok? Thank you." Before I read about those gift cards, I was going to ask, where did YOU shop? LOL

LadyLee said...

Man, PPO is the way to go. I got that cadillac coverage, i.e., I can go to a doctor on the moon if I want to. LOL!!

I like the way you ended this post.

"Life is good."

That is what it boils down to. That is all it should boil down to.

Luke Cage said...

LOL! Life is good. Ya gotta love ya Chele. 20 bucks for 2 suits and a blouse, now that's what you call bargain shopping.

Believer 1964 said...

I was talkin' to a woman about a resale shop in our area that sells designer clothes and accessories.

Doctor’s referrals can be a problem.

Don't get me started on "teeth." I cracked a tooth last week. Yep, $650 later. Thank you very much! I hope that insurance will pay for the rest. *praying hard about it*