2.18.2010

Acupuncture and stuff

Funny how I've been wondering about my acupuncture referral and then all this information comes flying at me at once!

The day after I called my GP, I got a voicemail from the acupuncturist saying they'll give me a discount if I decide to come in on my own. Of course I called back! The lady said the initial consultation and workup, which would also probably include a treatment, would be $90. After that they'd work out a package based on my needs, and would be $55 per treatment (not sure how often I'll need to go in though). That's not too bad. She kept emphasizing that the priority would be to get my body in balance so that it can do what it's supposed to do. Well no problem, lady, I'm totally down for that!

Then I got home and the letter from the ins co had finally arrived. Basically there is no way they'll cover the acu. They ONLY cover it for TWO reasons: 1. severe nausea caused by pregnancy or some other thing I can't remember, or 2. knee or hip pain caused by some other thing I can't remember. Hubs thinks I should appeal anyway, but I think it would be a waste of time. They spelled out in the letter what's covered and I can't even get coverage for my NECK pain, which is totally legit. So anyway, I'm thinking I may try going on my own in a few months, after taxes are paid off (yes, we owe!! LAME). And at that point I intend to shop around and see if anyone else will offer a better price (nowhere shady though). I figure the alternative medicine providers might be struggling in this economy so maybe they'll be more willing to cut a deal. It's worth a shot!

In other news... there is no other news. This is my second C drinking the raspberry leaf tea from CD1 to O. I'm not sure if it's helping my cramps or if the lap just actually worked, but I'm in less pain than I used to be, so that's good. I've kind of given up thinking that green tea is helping my CM, since I used to get tons of EWCM and lately its been MIA even though I drink green tea daily. Oh well. There is always PreSeed, which I need to order before next C when I take the Clomid. Thanks for reminding me :)

This C may end up being a bust because hubs is going to be gone for a few days right before O. We'll see how it works out but I'm not stressing over it. I'm just trying to find some of my friends to keep me company while he's gone! I don't like being alone. At least I'll have a new front door with a deadbolt to keep me safe though!

Sorry for my lazy writing. I'm just waiting for this day to end so Friday can come and usher in the weekend!

3 comments:

E said...

I think the acupuncture will be worth it. I wonder how often they will want you to come in though. Fifty five dollars a week would really add up after a while!!

Caitlin said...

That stinks about the acu news...I really think you should at least give it a try on your own after you pay those darn taxes!

I'm sure you can look around and find an affordable place. My old acupuncturist was awesome and offered an individua price, as well as a "clinic" price. Her individual was so expensive and you got exclusive one-on-one time, but the clinic was so affordable and I didn't see much of a difference. She still spent about 15 min going over how I felt each time, poked me and left me alone to relax (and nap) for my 30 minutes. I loved it!

Misty Dawn said...

I did accu once, but it was so freaking expensive! I really would love to do more and I'm sure it would help. I just can't afford all the treatments they say I need.