Time for an update.......good and bad.
Both my in home therapists (one does shoulder the other the pelvis) say Iím ahead of schedule in my recovery. Early days, still a good month away before I can maybe use a walker, but, ahead of where Iíd though be, so all positive vibes in that respect.
I was supposed to be cleared today by the doc to put weight on my shoulder - have regained full mobility thanks to an absolutely awesome shoulder therapist (plus my hard work 😄
. I say supposed because we got buried in snow so couldnít even get out of the house today. Appt rescheduled for next Tuesday. Oh well, itís winter in Colorado so this happens.
Still no memories of what happened. The wife even drove me to the crash site, but nothing. Honestly, if I never get these memories back, Iím ok with that.
My concussion is improving. Getting less and less dizzy spells when I lay drown or just slightly move my head to the right. Doing tasks I know hasnít given me any problems; doing something knew where I have to focus gives me headaches, but itís gone from a couple of minutes to about 20 minutes before it happens, so thatís a positive. Just got to give the healing process time.
The bad, oh the bad.......
F*cking medical insurance. OMG!!!!!
They decided to DENY every single claim ($400,000 and counting) for my 2 surgeries and rehab stay because, they say, and this is the best part, I hadnít sent them back a 2 page survey form (just conf the accident, the ins I have, any secondary ins, very basic stuff). Language was, as you can image, colorful. They ďgood newsĒ was that my wife had faxed it to them 3 weeks ago via her computer, so I had a copy of the document, the day/time stamp, and the number is was sent to. Before I called them I resent it.
An interesting conversation to say the least. They admitted they received BOTH faxes, but because different departments handle claim processing and the survey from, and the two dot talk to each other, they didnít know the form had been received!!! So because of that, all the claims were denied and they put me thru hell and back just to get this figured out because of their incompetence.
But wait, thereís more.......
During THAT conversation they also said that the claim is still denied because they need confirmation that my bike insurance hasnít paid any medical claims, and, they need a copy of the police report. I explained that medical ins isnít a requirement in Colorado on auto policies, and as they can tell, itís not part of my policy. Thatís not good enough; they want it in writing from the bike insurance company. So, now Im waiting on that letter and a copy of the Police report, though they say they canít find that now, even though theyíve paid out the claim and closed it. Theyíve assured me they find it and get me a copy, but after Thanksgiving. Of course the medical insurance company refused to say if this is all they need, so Iím fully expecting all the claims to again rejected whilst they come back with ďone more documentĒ they need.
This may be resolved this year, but Iím not banking on it. At least theyíve told me that as this is back in a pending status, I donít have to worry. Ha!!!!
Iím just happy Iíve finished all my pain meds Ďcos it means I can have a drink again, and after dealing with this medical insurance company, I definitely need one.
Cheers, have a Happy Thanksgiving, and ride ATGATT,