Tuesday Tangents

I went to the cardiologist yesterday afternoon and I showed him the black dot on my inner ankle and I showed him pictures of my toe earlier in the day and then I showed him my feet so he could see what they looked like while I was there. Because I also have a teeny bit of low back pain and a few other minor issues, he thinks that most of this may be caused by the steroids.

Since I’m in the process of tapering off, it will all probably go away soon. If not, he said to call him but we both agreed there really isn’t much he can do for me because my lovely insurance company is currently denying any testing my doctors order outside of routine lab work.

what the f

The insurance company said that they’ve consulted with their own expert physician and he doesn’t feel that I need any additional tests and that since I’m currently on steroids which is the standard treatment for sarcoidosis, I shouldn’t need any ‘additional care outside of the norm of regular checkups’.

When did insurance companies start deciding when and if I can have tests run if my doctor orders them? It’s so frustrating and I really have a lot to say on the matter but it’ll have to wait til another day but I promise, I’ll be telling you all about it soon.

Since the doctor didn’t give me any reason not to run I got up early this morning and went out for my usual six miles. MacGyver ordered new Otter box type cases for our new iPhone XR’s except being MacGyver they’re not actually Otter boxes, they’re from China.

So while out on my run this morning my phone started acting funny and fast forwarding and then skipping songs that I was listening to in apple music. Then my phone started opening random apps and then it made a phone call, not just any random phone call from my phone book, no. It called 911 and then I couldn’t hang it up no matter what I tried to do. When the 911 operator came on the line I explained that my new phone was in a new case and it was acting all kinds of crazy and it pocket dialed 911. She giggled and said okay and then hung up.

I had to stop running and take the stupid case off the phone so that I could finish my run. I’m going back to my other case tomorrow, the one from Walmart that is actually made for an iPhone XR and actually works.

I’ve been running in Kapok Park a lot lately. Isn’t it pretty?

Kapok Park

It’s also very close to my house and while I love to run in the neighborhood too, it’s also great to have such a nice park within a stones throw.

After I got back this morning MacGyver and I took the dogs for a walk and as we walked out the door a car with a huge camera on top drove by. MacGyver looked at me and said, ‘what’s that?” It was Google Street View and so I told him. And then we both got all kinds of silly and started throwing out peace signs and shit. I’m pretty excited that the new street view of our house might actually have us and our two dogs in it if they don’t nix it because we’re idiots that is.

Have you ever seen some of the images captured by the street view car?

google street view

Check it out sometime, the public sex ones are hilarious.

Have you ever seen the Google Street View car in your neighborhood?

Has your health insurance company ever denied you a test that your doctor ordered?

2 thoughts on “Tuesday Tangents

  1. I like street view options but the act of getting it is kinda weird.

    I hate your insurance and the doctor who determined you don’t need testing without even meeting is BS.

    Good luck.

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