So, I had a good appointment with my new neuro.
Headaches = migraines. Confirmed.
MRI coming up… partly to check on that pineal cyst that was discovered back in 2009. Everyone has assured me it’s no biggie. Tons of people have them. MRI with contrast. Get ready. Last time, I got a little sick from it. So long as I know ahead of time, I can prepare.
Thought everything was going well. Then got a call from the dr.’s office. Apparently, my insurance company told them that my coverage was terminated on March 1 – two months ago.
And not at all true. Premiums have been deducted from my account like clockwork, and I have coverage till the end of November.
So, after a few harried phone calls, I got people back on track. Not at all true. I do have coverage.
I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot.
I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life.
It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.
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Migrains. 😦 Hope that they are able to manage your migraines. I hope everything gets worked out with insurance.
Thanks. The insurance situation is resolved 🙂 Now for the headaches…