Hello from the other side of surgery.
We were up and at ’em early yesterday morning. Hubby did chores before we left and I was up trying to think of every little thing that I might want in the next two weeks that was upstairs. We ended up at the hospital about 15 minutes early which was good because my doctor was running ahead of schedule.
Surgery took about two hours and after the usual – use the rest room, walk and eat something and I was sprung and on my way. Hubby had been to the pharmacy and got my pain meds while I was in surgery so we were good to head out to our next stop which was to get a knee scooter.
Tuesday I did the insurance dance. It was horrible. I was on the phone to the insurance company about five times. I was calling and calling and calling to medical equipment places in the surrounding area trying to locate a scooter. My insurance would only cover it under certain circumstances and I couldn’t find a place that would meet those conditions. Most places rented them…my would cover purchasing them. It is so ironic. Most places that rent them charge the same amount amount of money for rental as it does to purchase them.
Most places could order them and get them in to arrive in two weeks. That wasn’t good.
I finally found a place that I thought would work. It was in Cresco and not in the direction of home really…but they had it so we were going to get it. I am poor, at best, with my crutches so I stayed in the car….I waited and waited while Hubby tried to get it. I finally had enough and opted to go in and see what the problem was. SURPRISE!! Insurance was a hang up…
We finally just purchased it with our own money… $315 but it was SO-SO worth it. I’m hoping that insurance will come through and eventually pay for it but who knows, after all, it is insurance.
I can’t tell you how much I LOVE the scooter….absolutely LOVE it. My life is actually tolerable with it.
I was instructed to take pain meds overnight and even ice overnight.
I’m doing good. I’m happy. I’m listening to orders. I did a couple things..a little stitching..a little magazine reading and a big dose of television…oh and lots of Ruby time. I’m all set for more of that today…plus some visits from Kelli and Kayla too.
Life is good on this side of surgery…so far. I’ll keep you posted.