I think the positivity is out the window at this point. My sister and her boyfriend were coming over to watch the kids at 9 so DH and I could go to the seminar. At 9:05 my sister texted to say that the BF had locked his keys in the trunk. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
Ok, plan B. Take the kids to sisters apt. which fortunately is close to the seminar. At this point I'm feeling better. Annoyed but better. The seminar begins, great info-as expected I knew a lot of it. But I do think that it was helpful for the DH. Surgeon leaves; bring on the case manager. I think I'm in the all clear because I have insurance. All of the sudden she says "and your first visit to Dr. D is $525 it is not covered by insurance."
WHAT? Did I just hear correctly? I did not see this on the website. In the 500 calls I made to the office no one mentioned this. $525.00?? $FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS?
This puts a serious monkey in the mix. The kids birthdays are this month and next month and we planned to buy disney tickets which takes almost all of our extra money for a little while. I don't know when/if we will be able to pull it off. The money covers their administrative time, a dietician visit and the surgeons time. I'm very frustrated. I know that I can still pursue this process it will just take longer, but I'm really feeling down. I realize that I'm lucky insurance covers it at all.....but the money of course is due at your first visit. I just wasn't expecting this. It was a real disappointment. Other people were surprised too, which made me feel like at least I wasn't alone. My sister joked and said I should host a fundraiser! Maybe I should sell some of my cards (I'm a Stampin' Up! demo).
I just need some time to digest this. Thanks for letting me vent.