Monday, June 11, 2012

The Results are In

Well, I went to the followup appointment and the fellow was going over the results when she spotted an error in the day study data.  The doctor had made an error in a calculation "in my favor" that resulted in correcting the diagnosis to something like "excessive sleepiness."  Still that means there's not much that can be done about it.

The doctor said if we go the medicine route we wouldn't be able to continue trying to have kids; she didn't want to be responsible for someone having kids with horns!  I checked out the medicines she discussed (Nuvigil & Provigil) and they both say to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant and to talk to him/her about birth control.  That idea turned Benny off.  He wants a kid of his own and he's not getting any younger.

I called St. Francis' weight loss program and asked about how they work around the insurance coverage issue.  They woman that answered the phone didn't have a friendly tone.  She told me that the initial visit, testing and lab work is $2300.  There are 10 followup visits which are $100+ each.  So that's another option that I can't do.

Next I called IU's program to find out if I should still be on the waiting list.  We played phone tag a few times before I was able to speak with someone.  This woman explained that they bill visits as regular doctor visits so that would covered by insurance.  So this sounds more promising despite the hiccup with them not accepting new patients for the program yet.

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