When I "retired" from my job, I was added to Joe's insurance. We went from a PPO to an HMO to save money. With that change I now do my lab tests at Mercy versus Quest and I couldn't be happier. (This is the only positive thing about the HMO and we will be changing to a PPO ASAP) The lab is much nicer, less busy, doesn't smell like smoke but best of all, they DO NOT send me my test results. At first, I hated it and kept calling my transplant nurse for the results but as time has passed I have started enjoying not knowing. You may be asking why and tell me that I need to be proactive in my healthcare but truthfully I was neurotic with my results. I would review them for hours (OK, not really but I needed to sound dramatic) and compare them to previous results. If there was any change I would worry endlessly and call my transplant nurse to make sure she saw them. Now my nurse sends me a letter and let's me know my results are stable. I would prefer her to use the perfect over stable but it's a pre printed form so will let that slide... for now. I have so much faith in my three Doctors and nurse who are copied on the results and I know they will call if something is wrong. If not, Joe will tell me my eyes are yellow!
Below is a picture of me and my Transplant Hepatoligist, Dr Bzowej. She is moving to New Orleans and this was my last visit with her. I will miss her dearly since she was with me at my worst and was the one to list me for my transplant.
This is my first update in a long time and not even sure if people still read this. No real reason why I haven't been updating but my plan is to update more. It may not be about my health since it's
stable perfect but with other fun stuff going on in my life.
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