Another full time job

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I have had a very rough couple of weeks with the health care system.

2 trips to 1 doctor.
1 trip to another doctor.
4 mostly unsuccessful trips to the pharmacy.
3 phone calls to doctor's offices
1 phone call to the pharmacy
2 medications denied by insurance
4 letters from the insurance company
1 doctor is on vacation all this week
1 doctor who i tried to get test results from does not work on wednesdays

And I will need to do it all again tomorrow (call the doctor, hope to get prescription even though doc is out of the office, pick up prescription at doctor's office, go to the pharmacy, hope to get prescription filled, wait for phone call from other doctor that will hopefully come)

Also, I got a bill in the mail for $1.50 from the doctor's office.  What the?  I pay my extra large co-pay every time I go so what the heck could they be charging me $1.50 for?

It feels like a full time job dealing with all this.  It's annoying and frustrating.  Every tiny little thing is a huge hurdle.  I will be really upset if I leave for my vacation without the medication I need.



Anyway, to balance all this negativity, I thought I'd share a couple of cute light bulb jokes:

Q: How many optimists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, they're convinced that the power will come back on soon.

Q: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None, the bulb will change itself when its ready.

Q: How many paranoid people does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Who wants to know?

Feel free to either vent or make us laugh with a joke in the comments!


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Here's my fave lightbulb joke, told to me by my best friend's mother (who is Jewish - also works well with Italian mothers since the whole "guilt" thing is so much the same):

How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a light bulb?

No, that's all right, I'll just sit here in the dark.

Hahaha. That's awesome. I had not heard that one before. It also works perfectly for the Irish (which I am)!

Sorry about your health issues, but I collect light bulb jokes and I hadn't heard a couple of those! Thanks for the chuckle.

The health system is a mess. It is so undeniable and America is fighting to keep it the same old way... :(

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