Well, NOT TODAY!
I just got home from running errands all day and found a letter from my insurance company sitting in my mailbox. Rewind for a second: I opened an appeal on Jan. 18 in an effort to get the doctors at the insurance company to reconsider my request for Lapband. The lady on the phone told me I had 30 days to mail in additional information. So I started racing around trying to get my initial BMI corrected, yada yada, etc. Well, NOW this letter I get in the mail TODAY, Feb. 2 is dated Jan. 24, says I have 10 days from the date of the letter (1/24) to submit additional information.
They wrote it on 1/24 and then held onto it and didn't drop it in the mail til 1/31. So I got it with ONE DAY LEFT to write my appeal and get in any documentation.
I mean, really, WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These people are slimy.
So if, in the end, they deny me after all of my appeals are submitted and I try every single recourse, like sleep apnea, etc.---I will have NO PROBLEM being a BIG FAT LIAR because they are slimy and conniving.
This insurance company is in Pittsburgh and the mail here has a one day turnaround. There is no excuse for a letter to be dated the 24th in writing and then not postmarked til the 31st. WOW, how convenient on their part.
Besides, I don't see how wearing weights is anymore dishonest than gaining the weight back on purpose.
If my office had gotten me weighed in a timely matter instead of making me wait 5 weeks to step on the scale I would have been fat enough. I was fat enough!!!!
This is outrageous.
Oh and have I mentioned my husband works for this company? He works for UPMC and that's the same insurance we have. I'm so disgusted I could vomit.
Okay, I'll stop fuming and go work on my stupid letter. When I called the insurance company a few minutes ago I started crying and the lady told me I could email it tonight.
Judi, a fellow lapband blogger emailed me late last night and it meant so much to me. The world really! She offered to look over a letter if I wrote one to my surgeon so this morning I emailed her what I had already written for my insurance company so far and she said she'd look it over for me tonight. THANK YOU JUDI, you are the best. I mean it. The best. If it weren't for her and for all of you guys I would feel so alone and so overwhelmed. Actually, I still feel overwhelmed. But you all keep me going. So thank you all for the love and the support.