Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Update on the foot/ankle stuff

Had doctor's appointment this morning.
Doctor apologized for the mixup with the x-ray.

Currently we're fighting bureaucracy to get Medicaid to pay for the open MRI. (The open MRI I need is in Indiana, and Michigan Medicaid is currently refusing to cover it because it's across state lines.)
Everything's on hold until that gets worked out.

I also got an appointment with a specialist in February. It's one I saw once last year. Possibly she can recommend a better leg brace, or get one custom-made for me.
I'm hoping I don't need surgery, but if insurance can cover the cost, I guess that's a possibility.

In the meantime, I got a new prescription for some stronger pain meds.

They're narcotics.

Just tried them.

My face is numb, but my ankle hurts about 75% less.
Possibly 76% less!


nonamedufus said...

Glad to hear things are back on track for the most part. Hope it all works out. I hope you're not operating heavy machinery on those meds!

Janna said...

nonamedufus: No heavy machinery. (I'm optimistically pretending cars don't count.)