I pay a lot for medical insurance and I am getting very irritated with them. So, my surgery was originally scheduled in November. The insurance company decided the x-rays didn't show enough arthritis...although my doctor said my right hip was now as bad, or perhaps worse than my left was. I have curtailed all my dog activities this time so it's not as painful. Last time I was on crutches two weeks before and had no sleep. This time I am so careful. But, I feel like a slug for not getting out!! In October, after surgery was scheduled, the insurance company and said I had to have an MRI to prove arthritis. We were leaving on vacation...our first in 26 years. My husband had just sold his business. Surgery was canceled and I opted for an injection. The injection didn't make any difference. I relented and scheduled an MRI when we returned. The MRI was so painful (not moving for 40 minutes) and I was in tears and shaking by the time I was done. My dr prescribed Oxycodone with acetaminophen when the pain went for multiple days, along with muscle relaxers. The muscle spasms were not like anything I experienced before. It took a few days, but got to "normal". However, just as I got home, like walking in the door, from my MRI, my surgeon called from between surgeries and said they found a mass during the MRI. They wanted me to see a Gynecologist STAT! Her office made the appointment for an Ultra-sound and Gynecologist for the next week...first week of December. After one cancelation by the Gynecologist, I found it was nothing to be urgently concerned about, not cancer, but she would like to remove it the end of January OR at the same time I have my hip replacement. My dr said "no". God Bless her! Later...like March for the gynecology! So, then the Gynecologist sent me to an internist because she couldn't believe a "fat" person could be so healthy. Sigh... Okay, I go to the internist and after her set of blood tests (now the 2nd set of blood tests), an EKG, and stress tests, and quizzing me over and over about medications I take (NONE), she said I was an excellent candidate for the surgery. I am scheduled for my LTHR on the 19th. I had my pre-surgery appointment with the PA at my surgeon's office on Friday. All is a go. She gave me the prescriptions to be filled before surgery, soaps to be used before surgery, instructions, etc. I dropped the prescriptions off at the pharmacy yesterday. So, the insurance company will NOT pay for the Oxycodone for the pain after the surgery. The pharmacy notified me today. I "suggested" to the pharmacy they advise my doctor's office. Does that sound reasonable? I had asked the PA about the Oxycodone with Acetaminophen that they had prescribed earlier for me while I was in the office on Friday. She said absolutely not. It needed to be without Acetaminophen. SIGH...... It's not that expensive, but I kinda feel like the insurance company should pay for it. Am I being unreasonable? It's not like I'm taking it now. I'll start taking it at home on the 20th. BTW, the insurance company was a piece of cake with the THR on the left side. They just paid the bills! Same company.