Monday, March 22, 2010

30 Weeks

30 weeks, wow! Can you believe it? 3/4 of the way through. And BIG!!

The hospital called me to schedule my diabetes education this morning. I was supposed to have a 90 minute one on one with a dietician, and a 60 minute one-on-one with a RN to go over how to test and get a meter and everything. The soonest they could get me in was April 14th, which I wasn't thrilled with, but better than never.  Then I had to call the preadmittance counselor to find out what my crap insurance would pay. Eventually she called me back to say that my insurance would pay nothing, and that each class was going to cost me around 500 dollars.

For REAL!?!?!? Obviously there isn't any way I can do that. I can't even buy frigging groceries, which is probably why I ended up with GD in the first place, and they want me to shell out close to $1000 to learn how to eat? Thanks, I'll keep the money and buy something to eat. When I can. And yes, I have applied for Medicaid, and Chips, and goverment assistance, but guess what? I'm an actual citizen, and Texas is so over-freaking-populated with immigrants that there isn't any aid left for me. But if I quit my job, yeah, I could live off  all y'alls tax money. I'm angry, and frustrated. Supposedly they are going to see if they can get me some in-office education and maybe they could bill it as an office visit. That would be good. That would help. But today, right now, I want to be mad for a little while.

I'm not all mad though. I'm really excited about my baby showers this week and weekend! I'm praying that through the showers God will provide the things we need before Piglet comes.
How Far Along: 30 weeks, 2 days
Sleep: Not terrible. Not great.

Best Moment of the Week: Having the weekend away.
Belly Button: In. Might be popping a little

Labor Signs: LOTS of Braxton-Hicks.

What I look forward to: Baby showers! March 24th (church) and 27th (family/friends/coworkers)


Dusty Penguin said...

It's ridiculous and maddening. Wish that I could help out:( $500 for the class is unbelievably ridiculous. You can educate yourself online about the diet, but I don't know how much about testing. And I can't believe that they make you wait till mid-April. What's the point by then? Ask the pharmacist if he knows of any programs that help people get the testing equipment.

Hannatu said...

I agree with your mom....just what I was going to say. It's maddening and ridiculous. If you wait til mid-April you only have a month left. What about the month between now and mid-April? Don't you need to start doing this NOW? Read everything you can on-line and check books out of the library. And take care of yourself. I love you, girl!

Melissa Larabee said...

We'll get through it together! I'll help you along the way. I need the refresher and we'll find a way to get you a meter. Hang in there. I'm sorry you're getting the short end of the stick right now. I can kinda fell your pain... GOD WILL PROVIDE! Love you!