-I weighed myself today, and I've lost 10 pounds since a couple of months ago when I went to the doctor and weighed more than I've ever weighed in my life. I still weigh less than Tara from the Biggest Loser, which is good since we're about the same height and I think she looks fantastic. That said, I have about another 10 pounds to go before I'm really in the healthy range.
-Remember a few months ago when I got the big honking knee brace. Yeah, I haven't really worn it since because it hurt WAY more to wear it than it did to not...and now my knee feels fine, thanks for asking. Anyway, when I got the brace, I asked the guy, "How much do I owe you?"
He responded, "Nothing, you're double covered."
Well, today I got a bill in the mail for $343 for the knee brace. Due April 22. Yeah, I would have declined the knee brace from the get-go had they told me it would cost that much. I feel scammed. I just left a message for the billing lady expressing my extreme dissatisfaction with receiving the bill after being told that I didn't owe anything, and that because of this bullshit, I need to start a payment plan because I don't have $343 to allocate to a knee brace right now.
PS- Why is it that the medical/insurance field seems to be devoid of ANY responsibility when it comes to honoring what was said. There have been a number of times when I've called my insurance companies to find out about coverage for a particular procedure, had the procedure, and then had the insurance company say "Oh, sorry...someone read your plan wrong...you actually owe an additional $200." And there is no recourse! That wouldn't fly in any other industry...why does the medical field get away with it?!