Thursday Thoughts ~ 3/24/22

I’m feeling a lil bit guilty. My CT scan was denied by insurance and I’ve gone round and round trying to get the decision overturned. There was a clerical error, I needed a certain symptom (which I have and is thoroughly documented) to qualify for coverage. I politely asked to have the request checked because my copy of what was faxed shows the symptom. Correct the typo and this would all go through. Simple right? Well, the hoops kept getting taller and the final decision was a big phat NO!

Why do I feel guilty? I tattled to my HR department. My reasoning was they procured our provider and we’ve only the one option. Because I might be willing to pay more for better coverage if that were an option. Well outta the blue today, the provider called me and offered to call my doctor and get my appeal taken care of. The hoops were removed, no need to document in blood signing away my first born … all done by phone. And while nothing is final, I’m hopeful that the decision will change. If not, doesn’t matter anyway because I’m getting the scan Friday. Paying the discounted cash price with HSA funds unless the appeal miraculously goes through.

My guilt comes from bothering people who have better things to do. Like see patients. And from complaining about my champagne problem when so much else is wrong with the world. Such a racket. I tell ya what. Drives me to eat@! Yep, stress eating is my thang y’all. What I wouldn’t do for a big ole brownie right about now. Or french fries to dip into a Frosty, Yeah buddy. And I wonder why I don’t feel good. Haha.

As always, more to come.

#1linerWeds.

Brrrr even with no wind it looks cold. I’m ready for spring! To play along, HERE are the rules and ping back for #1linerWeds.

Maybe blow it, don’t blow hole it.

Gene from Bob’s Burgers

They’re making the sitcom into a feature length film. Wonder if it’ll be any good. We’re certainly not going into a theater to find out. Though we did go see the Simpson’s on the big screen. Doh!

As always, more to come.

Share Your World ~ 3/22/22

Melanie provides the questions and I give some answers.

QUESTIONS

What very common thing have you never done?  I’ve done it all. LOL. I’m sure of it. Hehe.

Are we morally obligated to be charitable, if we have the means to? That’s tough. Yes for reasons I can’t really verbalize. I just feel like I should so I do.

What is the most amazing fact you know? Oh goodness. How about the liver can repair itself.

What’s your favorite sandwich and why? Chicken salad on a buttery croissant with potato chips and a pickle spear. Why? It reminds me of Mamaw. Oh and it tastes delicious too.


GRATITUDE SECTION   (As always optional)   🌼🌻🌷🌹💐🌺🌼💮🌻

Please feel free to share something you find inspires you. I’m inspired for wit, intelligence, and a good sense of humor.

As always, more to come.

#SLS ~ 3/20/22

I’ve no idea what I picked in March 2017 but I’m pretty sure I was already participating in #SLS. So, … I checked and nope. I was late to this weekly party.

HERE are the rules and ping back. My pick today is Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage. Songwriters: Bryan David Vig / Douglas Elwin Erickson / Shirley Ann Manson / Steve W. Marker. Hope you enjoy and hope our weatherman is right. We desperately need the rain.

I’m only happy when it rains
I’m only happy when it’s complicated
And though I know you can’t appreciate it
I’m only happy when it rains

You know I love it when the news is bad
Why it feels so good to feel so sad?
I’m only happy when it rains

Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me

I’m only happy when it rains
I feel good when things are goin’ wrong
I only listen to the sad, sad songs
I’m only happy when it rains

I only smile in the dark
My only comfort is the night gone black
I didn’t accidentally tell you that
I’m only happy when it rains
You’ll get the message by the time I’m through
When I complain about me and you
I’m only happy when it rains

Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me

Pour your misery down
You can keep me company
As long as you don’t care

I’m only happy when it rains
You wanna hear about my new obsession?
I’m riding high upon a deep depression
I’m only happy when it rains

Pour some misery down on me
I’m only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me
I’m only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me
I’m only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me

I’m only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me

Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me

#SoCS ~ 3/19/22

Howdy fine folks of bloglandia. Time for another rebel rousing round of #SoCS. To join in the fun and frolic, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Linda writes Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “comp.” Find a word that starts with or contains “comp” and use it in your post. Enjoy!

My first thought bubble is compa-ratio. Seriously?!? What the what! I’m no longer a manager and don’t have to worry about compa-ratios so why oh why would I go there? Nope not gonna do it. But I am stuck. C’mon brain, think, think, and think.

Comp – free meal but there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Ain’t dat da truth.

Comparable – analysis paralysis to review and find what’s comparable but to what? Still sounds more like homework.

Competition – not a fan, thank goodness I’m on the downhill slide in my career and no longer have to compete. Not like I ever HAD to but I did enjoy the tussle. I was always harder on myself in those cases. A stealth competitor more interested in being the best me. That perfectionism served me well until it didn’t. Like I said yesterday, life’s too short. Priorities need to be adjusted.

The worry wiggle is getting me so I’ll just stop now. Quit while I’m ahead as ‘they’ whoever ‘they’ are say. Another day of walking with the girl. Hope to get in 5 miles since time is on our side and the weather is cooperating. Wishing you all a sensational Saturday.

As always, more to come.

Thursday Thoughts ~ 3/17/22

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Top-o-the morning to you. This is my day! I’m claiming it in an effort to keep from going insane. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I’ve been denied for a CT scan. I was supposed to have had the test done Monday 3/14 bumped to tomorrow 3/18 before being cancelled yesterday evening. At least they saved me a wasted trip by cancelling in advance.

An internal insurance intermediary refuses to pay. Yep, not even the insurance company proper but a nameless faceless pre-authorization committee within the bowels of Aetna has determined I’m not worthy. The medical records as submitted do not warrant a scan. This pain is all in my head. For shame on my doctor who wanted to see what’s going on since the last scan in 2019. The mofos can suck it.

If I wasn’t working today, I might be day drinking instead. LOL. Come on 5:00 somewhere.

As always, more to come.

#1linerWeds. 3/16/22

I’m relieved the chill has left us. This week temps are mild still but nowhere near the chill of last Friday and Saturday. Brrrr-sicles! Okay what in the world can I one line about?? Well I took Apple TV up on my 3 months free offer. First thing I watched was Ted Lasso to see what all the fuss was about. I’ll save my peanut gallery critic review for another day. For now, here is a funny quote that fits with my work theme of late …

“Taking on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse, isn’t it? If you’re comfortable while you’re doing it, you’re probably doing it wrong.”

Ted Lasso

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