|Doctor, doctor, give me the news…
||[May. 31st, 2017|09:01 pm]
Well, it looks like I won't be seeing a doctor until July, when my Anthem benefits kick in. I did some checking around today to try to find some doctor taking my Obamacare insurance now but Anthem in July, but the only doctors taking new patients near where I live at home have a multi-month waiting list. Meanwhile, my previous doctor, near where I used to live, could still see me soon—except they don't take the Obamacare insurance, but they do take Anthem.
It's probably not worth the trouble of going through all the finding-a-new-doctor rigamarole when my old doctor has all my medical records on file, knows my history, and can see me once my insurance kicks in. (Well, assuming it's my old doctor I see. It's been a year or so since the last time I was able to see them, and they may not even work there anymore. But I'm sure someone will.) And they're not too far out of the way if I'm going to be downtown anyway.
Meanwhile, I'm going to see if I can get access to the gym at work. Not so sure I'm feeling up to starting an exercise program yet, but they apparently have one of those automatic blood pressure measuring chairs there, and it would be the most convenient possible way to track my pressure on a daily basis, as the doctor will undoubtedly want a good record so she can decide just how strong of blood pressure meds I need to be on to get it back under control.
And as an aside, why is it that I always get recruiters showing up with Anthem tech writing jobs after I've already committed to taking a lower-paying Anthem job of some other kind? It happened today, just as it happened a couple of years back when I took that data entry job. Of course I had to tell them that Anthem probably wouldn't take kindly to me turning right around and switching horses midstream like that. The extra money certainly would have been nice, though.
I think I'm going to see about cutting back on my caffeine intake for the next day or so, and see if that makes a difference to my sleeping habits. Meanwhile, I've just taken my Benadryls and feel them starting to kick in, so I'm going to go try to get a solid eight to ten hours of sleep before the morrow.