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I've been dealing with this stupid eye thing for two months now!! First I went to Urgent Care (because my new Health Insurance hadn't kicked in and I'm out of state). They said I had a staph infection because I had mono and gave my antibiotic drops. Told me to see an ophthalmologist when my health insurance kicked in.
Saw an ophthalmologist who had *terrible* bedside manner. I had to wait 3 hours in his waiting room. Told me it wasn't an infection, that it was just **medical jargon** asked him to explain what **medical jargon** was and he used another **medical jargon** term.
told me no contacts for 3 weeks and to come back. I came back for follow up. He said all good, but then wanted me to go for a LASIK consult (him as surgeon). I told him I wasn't interested in lasik - didn't have the money for it and my eyes fluctuated. He told me I had to go to the lasik consult and then the lasik consult would send me to an optometrist.
I skipped the lasik consult and went to an optometrist. He tells me I have an infection in the glands of my eyes (ophthalmologist cleared me literally 2 days ago and said nothing wrong). He fully dilates me and then sends in his nurse to tell me they won't take my health insurance - as this is now a *medical* appointment and not an eye exam. So I would have to pay out of pocket!! So I decline and leave.
So now I have to find *another* optometrist that takes my health insurance. Get a fucking fourth diagnosis.
In the meantime I'm wearing these shitty, poorly fit eye glasses. It drives me nuts and I feel like they're going to break at any moment. I've had to take time off of work and fork out hundreds of dollars for this. I just want to get my fucking eyes fixed.
On top of that I spend literally an hour and a half on the phone with my new insurance company with this idiot who keeps insisting that I need to go to my primary care physician and get a referral - only to find out that she was totally wrong about that.
So I find myself crying over this stupid shit because I'm stressed about my new job (had a big flub this morning and afternoon), feeling overwhelmed, and I have no close friends to talk to about this here because I just moved.
I guess I'm just feeling overwhelmed. Venting. Things are actually going well, I just feel... overwhelmed... and a bit lonely.
ETA: BTW, the Lasik thing is like the only doctor's instructions I have ever ignored in my life. EVER.
[This message edited by hurtbs at 5:46 PM, August 29th (Thursday)]
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
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