You know that part in the book “Oh, the places you’ll go!” by Dr. Seuss about The Waiting Room? About the people just waiting…
…Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or the waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
This last few weeks I feel like I’m stuck in that room with those people just… waiting. Insurance denied the upright MRI I need to bring to the neurosurgeon stating it’s “not medically necessary” 🙄 Ironically, it’s literally the imaging I need to determine the course of treatment. It didn’t make sense to see the neurosurgeon without all the imaging I need to move forward, so I cancelled that appointment. Insurance needs to do a peer to peer review with my referring physician to determine the appeal. Unfortunately my doctor was out of town/the office for a week and a half. Now he’s catching up on other patients, and it’s been a nightmare trying to get ahold of anyone there who can relay the message to him so we can move forward. So for now I’m just…. waiting.
In addition, I interviewed for a position at my hospital that would be more administrative. Working at the bedside has been incredibly rewarding, as well as incredibly exhausting. I work on a brain injury unit. The amount of care many of my patients require has done a number on my joints and I come home from work exhausted and in so much pain. This job would be a huge blessing and it’s something I’m passionate about. I won’t find out until the end of August.
Waiting on things beyond my control is not my strong suit. Maybe you can relate? I’m trying to take this as an opportunity to exercise patience and have faith that things are going to work out exactly as they’re meant to 🤞🏻
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