Opps I am SO sorry about that comment of 6 months wait. Knitter is right, 3 months! My second doctor accepted me on the exact 90th day. Gosh, I should remember that, but I guess it felt like 6 months! My Federal Employee Blue Shield advocate did say they pay the OS a set price and it includes the 90 day follow up. I spoke with her on a regular basis, sometimes daily. Thank goodness someone listened. I do hear ya about the Good Ol Boy network Knitter. No one would look at me, or even talk to me! Awful feeling. If someone will see you earlier than the 90 days, I would truly check with my insurance company that it would be covered. My company said there would be a conflict if another surgeon treated you for the same surgery.
Ice, I miss Sonoma!!! I am starting to think that nice dry air would be better for my knee.
I have family in SF and they say there is a drought! Yep, it still hurts from time to time....but liveable. It seems to be worse with snow, cold and rain. Good luck on your surgery , most people surely do not go through what I have. Hope to see you back here to let us know how it goes!
Tashia!! You are truly my
. Nice to see you! My two cats are keeping me happy. I think I mentioned one passed suddenly (too young at 8) but I now have a crazy kitten keeping my other one amused.
Pumpkin, I checked with the Peace Corps website. Yep, they would take me. I mentioned it to my doc though. Of all things, HE was a doctor FOR the Peace Corp workers. He said...NO NO NO... Basically, in a very sweet way told me it would be too tough on me, with the knee thing etc. Problem is, you have no choice where you go and they sometimes place "experienced" (older) people in more remote areas because they have the expertise to know what to do! That kind of makes sense, they do not need to be "watched over." Problem is, if you need a doctor or hospital quickly, which us older people may need, it is usually quite difficult. He said there are many more organizations where you DO have a choice of where you will be placed. I guess that makes sense so I am back to the drawing board.
Hugs to you all,