My insurance woes continue.
They sent us two letters in the mail this week.
One listed Tyler, Amy, Rosie, and Ada as covered by insurance from September 17th, 2012 to January 1st, 2013. (Yay!!)
The second letter listed Tyler, Amy, Rosie, and Ada as covered by insurance from January 2013 to January 2014. (More yay!)
Tyler called them to double check that my issues had been resolved since they never gave him the confirmation phone call they’d promised. The lady on the phone said yes, Amy is listed as covered on the insurance policy, there should be no further issues.
So I called the OB’s office and made an appointment, and I also asked them if they would call in a prescription for Zofran. The nurse said she would call it in, awesome!
With Tyler’s insurance policy we can only get prescriptions filled at the Toyota pharmacy inside the plant, or at a participating Walmart or Walgreens location. I don’t love Walmart because it’s such a pain to try and get in and out of the store, but not that of a big deal, whatever. I will miss getting my prescriptions from the place with the drive-thru though. (Walgreen’s isn’t close to our house, we never go there.) I told the nurse to call the prescription into the Walmart 5 minutes from our house.
I was feeling really, really sick yesterday. Like I couldn’t move or sleep because I would start gagging. Gross. When Tyler got up he ran to Walmart to pick up the prescription. He called me a few minutes later and told me that Walmart found that I had no health insurance so the Zofran (off brand) was $135. Tyler was extremely angry. Once again we’re paying for my insurance, they reassure us we have insurance, and I am not covered? How long can this go on??
He came storming home and called Mercer for the thousandth time. The person checked her computer and said that I was listed as covered but she would check into it further. After a long time on hold she came back and said that they had me listed as covered but they hadn’t forwarded the changes to the EZ-script people who are in charge of prescriptions.
I’m not kidding guys, these people are not competent and on the phone they act like they are so annoyed with us when we’ve done everything they’ve asked. Incredibly frustrating. We’re always nice to customer service workers on the phone because usually it’s not the fault of the person you’re talking to, but the people at Mercer are the rudest customer service people we’ve ever come across! I don’t know why. The only way to get them to do anything is to not be nice, or hang up and call back until you get someone helpful. We did talk to one lady at some point who was very friendly and apologetic, but the other 4,021 calls were not friendly people. Argh. Some of them point blank refused to help and said there was no one higher up we could talk to in order to resolve our issues! Is that not their job?!?
Now we’re waiting for them to add me to the prescription coverage on the health plan. They said it normally takes 1-2 weeks but when Tyler was completely irate and told them I had prescriptions I needed the guy said he would be able to mark it as urgent and then it should only take 24-48 hours. We’ll see. Tyler’s going to call them again today when he gets up to see if they’ve fixed it or not.
It should not be this hard!!
I’m not feeling nearly as sick today, thankfully. But I still feel pretty gross overall. Blah. I’m thrilled to be pregnant, but I just can’t believe I’m pregnant NOW of all times. First trimester, the sickest most miserable weeks over Christmas? When I’ve been looking forward to enjoying Igor and Christmas festivities. I kind of just want to cry. Maybe that’s from my raging hormones.
Only ONE WEEK until Igor comes. I’m still super excited! I’m nervous too because I’ve never had a little boy before.
Tanya, despite her special needs, fit right in with the gender aspect. I didn’t feel weird about her jumping in our bed and sleeping with us half clothed, or Ada walking around half naked as toddlers are prone to do. Tanya was happy to wear pink and paint finger nails, draw pictures of hearts and rainbows, and all that girl stuff I’m used to. Boys are a different world! Will he like to cuddle the same as little girls? I wonder what he’ll like to play…if he knows how to play with toys. I told Ada she has to start wearing pants and underwear when Igor is here, haha.
I’m also nervous about my dogs. They make so much chaos, especially when they aren’t used to a new person and they’re all excited.
I have to super clean my house before Igor gets here. I did it before Tanya’s arrival too. I refer to it as orphan nesting. It’s especially messier than usual now since I’ve been feeling sick and tired for a few weeks and slacking a little. I will have to suck it up when Igor is here because I don’t want him to come to a dirty home. The orphanage is a very strict and sparse place. I know a small house full of family and pets is overwhelming.
Can’t wait to meet my little boy! I hope the week left goes by fast and I don’t feel too sick on Thursday when we’re going to pick him up. My mom is going to go with me to help out. My mother-in-law is watching the girls. (She usually takes Rosie to dance class on that night anyway.) They’ve put me in charge of coordinating all the families arriving to pick up their kids at the Louisville airport. Eeek! :) I like the responsibility of being in charge, it keeps me distracted from being nervous, even though I’m shy and hate talking to strangers…I’m learning to get over it.
I’ll be seven weeks pregnant tomorrow. That means as of tomorrow one week and five days until my appointment, during which I will beg for an ultrasound. After the ultrasound I’ll feel really pregnant, or know that this isn’t working out and to not get my hopes up. Luckily time seems to be flying!