Friday, September 19, 2008

Crazy week

I PROMISE that this weekend I will get my NYC photos and stories up. Things have been hectic here and in the middle of everything, BigD gets a call from the doctor that something is amiss in his chest. He went in for a physical about 10 days ago, had to ask for a routine xray, lab etc (the lovely insurance company doesn't believe in preventative medicine...don't even get me started.) Anyway, it appears that BigD has the "appearance of pleur.al plaqu.es" in his upper lobes and at the costophr.enic angle. This is not good. Now I get to do battle with big insurance carrier about paying for a C.T-S.C.A.N. If you look up these plaque.s they primarily come from exposure to asbesto.s and can take 20 years after exposure to cause problems.....guess who worked in a county building 20 years ago that was torn down and found to be loaded with the stuff?? Wow, good guess, yep it was my hubby. I refuse to go to the worst case scenario but I am armed and ready for battle to get answers. You don't want to cross me when it comes to taking care of my family...watch out insurance man, you had better eat your wheati.es this weekend.

8 comments:

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

You need to move to Canada my friend. We don't worry about that sort of stuff. Here's hoping everything is Ok.

ohchicken said...

thanks for posting over at wearefambly! nice to meet another erieite.

i am turning 30 in oct...so i suppose with you having grown boys, you must be a little older than me (or you started reallly early). it's possible that you know my sisters, though, if you went to tech or vincent. :)

i definitely plan on sticking around your blog!

ohchicken said...

well now i feel like an ass. i just posted my comment on your most recent entry w/o reading it first.

i sincerely hope your husband is alright.

Deb said...

:::Tapping foot:::

Still waiting for your pics....

hope548 said...

I am sorry to hear this news. I hope they have caught it early enough to treat/control it.
Take care!

tz said...

what a welcome back! I will hope and pray for the best. I can't imagine how scared you must be.

Sitting in Silence said...

Oh I hope he is ok, what a worry for you both...

The USA health system is so different to OZ....

Let us know how he goes xoxox

Deathstar said...

Omigosh, I hope everything turns out okay for your husband - be relentless, be persistent - sue the county - take care of yourself and your family.