February 07, 2007

Is this what we Veterans deserve?

I have already told you about the phone call I recieved cancelling my surgery and pre-op due to the doctor leaving town. Yesterday I went in for another appointment to ask them to consider sending me out to a private surgeon to get this chip removed finally. The answer I got was this: 1. They are not sending anyone out.
2. They are not placing anyone on any waiting lists.
3. They really have no idea when they will have a new surgeon in, and
4. When they do get a doctor in, the process will have to start ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!!!!
What that means for me basically, is that I have to see the doctor in the clinic, be set up with a new appointment for pre-op and surgery, and as there is no priority list based on those who had their appointments cancelled soonest, the likelyhood of having to wait yet ANOTHER 9 months to have this wrist fixed, is HIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't just go to a civilian doctor through my private insurance and get this done because my insurance won't cover me: Prior existing conditions require a 6-12 month wait, and my current insurance sucks anyway because I am out of state for them.
I am going to end this blog now, my wrist hurts and I can't type any more.

3 comments:

Consul-At-Arms said...

I've I'd known your wrist hurt, I wouldn't have passed on this "tagging": http://consul-at-arms.blogspot.com/2007/02/tagged.html

AirborneVet said...

I think most people believe the military and vets have it good with our wonderful health care system. They just don't realize it's a huge HMO! Even when I was in the Army, I went to civilians dioctors as much as possible. I got tired of always having to explain my migraines and having to repeat tratments that didn;t work just because I got someone new each time and they couldn't be bothered to read my file.

epador said...

Write your Congress Critter. With all the Hub Bub over WRAMC, you might get some attention.