I'm stuck in an insurance nightmare over getting a 2nd opinion on my back. I'm now on my 2nd kidney infection in a month, due to the nerve impingement causing bladder retention. All the neurosurgeons in my current network are networked together into one practice, so it's a conflict of interest for another to see me. So they're trying to go out of network. One other network already declined:they won't treat patients in my network, period. Now they're trying EDITED, which is good, because I'd already contacted them and was trying to get into the EDITED, was willing to completely change doctors and networks in order to do so. Ive already spoken to a new patient coordinator and my current neuro is supposed to fax over my MRI and chart notes- was told they'd do it last week, but it's still not been done. Hopefully it gets done today, like the receptionist told me she would, then the doctors at EDITED will look over my MRI and chart notes and decide if they'll see me or not. Since my primary care physician is putting in a request too, that should get me in. ~crossing fingers~
I can't keep getting kidney infections. I'm immunosupressed, on Humira for my autoimmune disease, and every time I get an infection, I have to forego taking my meds until I'm over the infection. My arthritis flares up when I don't get my Humira, whole-body inflammation does. I'm scared to death they're going to insist I stay off it now that I've had 2 kidney infections. I can't function without my Humira and I also develop iritis. Iritis is inflammation of the vascular layer of the eye- which causes blindness if not controlled, and I've already lost 5 points of visual acruity in one eye and 10 in the other from a 2 month bout of iritis over the summer. I know I have to go off the Humira for a month prior to and after surgery, but I need to be on it as long as possible. Apparently, when you go off it, your body will often develop an immunity to it and it won't work when I go back on it- if you've been off it too long.
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