Okay, here’s the update.
I started with my family physician, who is willing to let me make payments being un-insured and all that. Problem is the lab for the blood work will not and it was way too expensive for me to be able to pay and feed the family for the next month. So, off to the clinics we go…
Clinic #1 can see me in January to do the paper work.
Clinic #2 wouldn’t even answer the phone.
Clinic #3 after waiting 2 hours for the doctor told me I make too much money.
#3 is the one that really got my blood boiling. My husband and I do ok we certainly are not rich, we live paycheck to paycheck but face it, we still have cell phones, internet and the occasional new clothes, so we do ok. It’s a struggle and maybe lots of other people out there are struggling more than us but this clinic is proud of the fact that they feel everybody in Montgomery County with out health insurance should have affordable health care, if you do not qualify for free care they will put you on the sliding scale. I didn’t even fit on the sliding scale. argghh. I might add at this point I still have not eaten anything, hoping that I was going to have blood tests in the morning.
Anyway, on to the next step. Off to the restaurant I go! Which happens to be where my husband and I work. The plan is to elevate my sugar even more and move on to the GEC (emergency center which is an offshoot of our local ER to handle the overcrowding and lesser emergencies). The very high carb brunch was wonderful! I got to eat the things I’ve not allowed myself to eat, although my friend Debi still wouldn’t let me have the mashed potatoes to dip my french fries into, imagine that. I did get a shot of kahlua in my coffee though as a consolation.
All in all it worked out, I got the blood tests, put on Metformin and got the name of a doctor that will let me make payments for my office visits and blood work.
I am feeling better, but still a little scared about what is happening with my body, but that too will pass eventually I know.
Thank you all for the support and advice. I must say it is the thing that kicked me in the butt to move now and not wait until January.