Pump It Up
I got my insulin pump this weekend. I won’t get trained on it until next week, but it’s here which means I can visualize it working, knocking my out of control A1c down. If you’re one of the people who so generously contributed to my GoFundMe, thank you. You helped make this possible.
My A1c is one of the two obstacles standing in the way of being listed. The other is some dental work. Which has presented an interesting obstacle. I made an appointment with a dentist, Aspen Dental, because they are supposed to have a god reputation and because they are known for working with people who don’t have a couple thousand dollars to plop down for dental work at the drop of a hat. I went to the first appointment and got my initial exam and my x-rays done. The financial person was not there at the time I had this done. I was told she would call me later that afternoon or the next day and she would go over my treatment plan. That was on December 8. I’m still waiting to hear from her. After the fourth call to their office I gave up.
I got my records from that office and hit the phone book. It turns out there is another Aspen Dental office in town. I thought that maybe I would have better luck with them, so I called and they told me their office manager was out until after Christmas. Apparently, they meant Twelfth Night and not Christmas. Or maybe Aspen Dental is actually a tax shelter for real dentists with successful practices who need to generate business losses. I called there this morning and was told they have no record of me.
I think maybe I’ll wait until I get to Wisconsin next month and see a dentist there. It’s cold, nobody wants to be outside. Maybe they’ll treat me just to have something to fill their time until the spring comes, around July 4.
If you read this posts, you probably picked up that I have received some help financially for treatment through the GoFundMe campaign my stepdaughter and her wife have set up to provide financial assistance for the costs associated with my heart transplant and related treatment and costs. I’m grateful for the gifts that I have received so far through that campaign, but we have a ways to go yet. If you have it in you, please help.