And My Dark Side Came Out!

@andriaperry (116860)
Anniston, Alabama
April 2, 2018 10:59pm CST
This morning my mylotting time was cut short by a phone call. The doctors office called 2 hours before his appointment to tell me that his referral ran out and "I" need to get him another from his primary care doctor or insurance won`t pay. Okay I tell her, His office opens at noon, so I will do that by phone while he sees the doctor there, have it faxed. She said " Oh no! once you sign in you have to pay, with money." I told her " I will pay if his insurance doesnt pick it up." No maam, I have to have the money up front, she replied. The demon was coming up and fast......... I said" you mean he has waited for 3 months to see the doctor and the whole time he cannot breathe and now you tell him he cant be seen unless he finds money somewhere to pay?" Yes that is what I am saying came the bytches voice. Tony is in the background saying forget it. I told him maybe its time for a nee doctor and I hung up. Then I dialed the cancer center, The patient advocate. She called back within 30 minutes and told him to go to the doctor, you will have to pay a co pay but the referral will cover the rest. Okay that is how Tony got it from her. I get him there and just before entering he said bite your tongue, he knew I was still pissed, not about the money, I got that covered but how poorly she did her job and what she did to him about money and needing the referral at the last minute. I signed him in and I have been told I give this look that .... the look! And she asked for the co pay that is triple what he usually pays and added if I get that referral today he gets it back, I said nothing, still giving the look waiting for the receipt. Then she added I tried calling last Wednesday and got an answering machine, I will try to call again and why don`t you too. "The Look" and I said I intend to call. Then we had to wait 3 hours! Yes it was that full. Got to the back and the nice, fake nice, nurse was icy. She was still on fire about the patient advocate making her do her job. When Dr. Yum Yum got to Tony( I am a sweet angel, the demon has left the building :), yes I go back with him because I will tell the doctor what has been happening and what I have been doing to help him breathe, after he talks to Tony about his problems breathing and what pain and all that. I told him I gave him my medication and it helped him. I tell that he gets to coughing so much he gags and wants to puke. I tell it all because they cannot help unless he knows. The doctor gave him enough medicine to last 2 months and told him to come back and he would give him more, the nurse said " I got him meds approved, I explained he cannot pay $459 for 30 days of meds. While at the nurse station he asked what pharmacy and I said Publix, Fake nurse said " I have been working with the other place with those people." I looked at her and told her we do not go there anymore, that Tony changed his medication since they keep changing the pharmacists,Then I looked at Dr. yum yum and said, Publix gives him free medication. The Dr. smiles and said " oh yeah that is where we want to go!" I felt invisible fire balls being shot into my back by fake nice nurse! I turn around and I tell her thank you, using her first name. When Tony got done I got on the ball, I drove 1 1/2 hour to the primary care doctor and put in for the referral, meaning they would call the referral lady too and not just me. By the time I got home the referral nurse had called, I called her back and she told me she faxed it in with today`s date so he wont have to pay for that visit. Dr. Yum Yum calls Tony is miracle patient, he was not supposed to live. The doctor tells him, I got your back bro! Don`t mess with my patients, my dark side will come out! I am paid to help heal them and that means the office witches will not block him of his care, the unknowing doctors, they really need to know what we have to go through just to get in the back to see him. How was your day?
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15 responses
@Hannihar (129708)
• Israel
3 Apr 18
By andria perry andria, good for you. I hate cold people that do not think for themselves and do not care. Tony is a miracle patient. How long has he had cancer?
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
Stage 4 lung cancer for 2 years.
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@Hannihar (129708)
• Israel
3 Apr 18
@andriaperry That is very hard andria. Does the medication help him? Does he do chemo too? I am sorry if you did write all this already. I cannot remember if I read it already and if it is hard for you to talk about then please do not and I will understand.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
@Hannihar No problem. Np not hard at all, I am a caregiver I do not get weepy. Tony took 6 rounds of chemo and 34 radiation treatments. Had a tumor taken from his liver and was in total remission for 8 months. Began Ocdivo to keep it away, however, he did had another tiny tumor come up so he took 10 more radiation treatments and its gone now.
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@aureliah (24321)
• Kenya
3 Apr 18
That is really frustrating. To my opinion they should have advised you that at least a month ago. Sometimes these hospitals are more focused on the dollar than on helping someone get better
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
If people knew what went on behind the sences they would not go.
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@aureliah (24321)
• Kenya
4 Apr 18
@andriaperry thats is very true. I being one of them
@velvet53 (22528)
• Palisade, Colorado
3 Apr 18
I'm glad that you stood up to them. The fake nurse has no business working with patients if she can't be decent. I hope your next visit there is much better. They should of kept calling you when they didn't get to talk to you.
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@velvet53 (22528)
• Palisade, Colorado
4 Apr 18
@andriaperry Maybe they need to get better help at their office.
@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 Apr 18
No not me that was the referral service. I answered the phone.
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@wolfgirl569 (96624)
• Marion, Ohio
3 Apr 18
Have you tried talking to the doctor about the nurses there. Even calling on Wednesday was not enough time to get things done easy. But glad that it got worked out.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
She called my doctors office on Wednesday, not me. I did once before and he acted a little weird. Now I will call and ask for my money back,
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@wolfgirl569 (96624)
• Marion, Ohio
3 Apr 18
@andriaperry Yes you need too. I would try again if he is a good doctor. Nurses like that can run patients off that need to see him. I also hate when insurance requires a referral letter or they will not pay. Most doctors will write them it is just the hassle of keeping them up to date when needed.My insurance was like that when I was pregnant. I actually needed one to see a baby doctor.
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@Plethos (13560)
• United States
3 Apr 18
Next time try choking her from a distance and telling her,"dont fail me again!"
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@Plethos (13560)
• United States
4 Apr 18
@andriaperry - all of them ! tell them to call you Darth Andria
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
LOL, which one?!
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@mlgen1037 (29886)
• Manila, Philippines
3 Apr 18
I would actually have done the same as you. I cannot be reckoned with most especially when stupidity is the one facing me haha. But all is good on my side. Take care!
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
I am glad I am not the only one.
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@mlgen1037 (29886)
• Manila, Philippines
3 Apr 18
@andriaperry hahaha yes. Sometimes, people just have to give people their own dose of medicine so they stop being a b*tch.
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@rusty2rusty (6751)
• Defiance, Ohio
3 Apr 18
My day was slow going but once it was started it was pretty busy. I am hoping I got what I need to be done. I guess I will find out if I sent everything to my boyfriend like he needed through email.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
Hey! I have not heard from you since the wreck. I hope everything is okay.
@shaggin (71681)
• United States
3 Apr 18
Holy moly what an ordeal that all was. I bet your glad that day is over! You are awesome. Tony is so lucky to have you fighting for him. Sounds like the office is full of idiots besides the hot doctor.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
There are a couple doctors there and they are all good, the staff sucks!
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@bagarad (14283)
• Paso Robles, California
3 Apr 18
Fortunately my day was nothing like yours. You must be a very strong person to stand up against the bullying. I'm glad at least some people are on your side.
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@bagarad (14283)
• Paso Robles, California
4 Apr 18
@andriaperry That's good. I wish my husband could switch to another primary care doctor.
@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
Our primary care doctor is awesome! I have used him for more years than Tony, I actually got Tony to switch to him.
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@LadyDuck (460676)
• Switzerland
3 Apr 18
How rude to do something like this, they make your time really hard. I am glad that you were finally able to fix the problem and Tony saw the doctor and can have his medicines.
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@LadyDuck (460676)
• Switzerland
4 Apr 18
@andriaperry He is an intelligent doctor, he can understand when people are doing the right things.
@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
It is sort of funny that I told the doctor what I have been doing and he agrees.
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@rakski (112925)
• Philippines
3 Apr 18
I might have done the same thing.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
You have to when its your job.
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@rakski (112925)
• Philippines
3 Apr 18
@andriaperry for sure.
@Morleyhunt (21745)
• Canada
3 Apr 18
Sorry you had to go through all those hoops. I understand just how frustrating that can be.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
Its crazy! And I am not even supposed to worry about that, so I am told.
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@JudyEv (326947)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr 18
Goodness, they do put you through some hoops don't they? I'm glad you hung on in there and got it sorted.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
My demon makes sure they get what they need when in my care.
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@Courage7 (19633)
• United States
3 Apr 18
How bad they did not notify you in advance. Have a good one today. Day was okay thanks.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
Adds stress for someone who cannot breathe good. Thank you.
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@Starmaiden (9311)
• Canada
3 Apr 18
Thank goodness I live in Canada and healthcare is free of charge. If I had to go through that kind of BS just to see a doctor or get my meds, I know I would have shot someone. :-(
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
I wish we had Canada`s healthcare system too.
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