Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

I’m working! Trying so hard to beat the crap out of this book. My goal is simple– take out everything I wouldn’t want to read, but leave enough to keep the story working.  So easy to say…so hard to do :-)

Now I have a Totally Random Rant:

I have an HMO insurance, and we’ve been spending weeks now trying to get a medication I’ve been on filled. For this particular medication, I am forced to go to the Insurance Mail Order Pharmacy. They keep saying they need Pre-Certification, and my RA doc (who writes the prescriptions) keeps giving it too them.

Then this month the insurance pharmacy refused to refill it saying they didn’t have the Pre-Certification.

Crap-On-A-Stick  So I go to my RA doc, and they give them the paperwork AGAIN. A week later the insurance pharmacy still won’t fill it and the office calls to ask them why not.

“Oh, we need that from the primary care physician.”

REALLY?? This has been going on since Freaking January, and NOW you tell us that? After we’ve been submitting and resubmitting the paperwork

And of course,there’s a problem. My primary care–not well known form their “care.” Sigh, I have an appointment with them a week from Friday to beg them to do it. As it is, I’m on some emergency medication my RA doc was able to get for me, and we’re crossing our fingers it works.

This is what my year has been like–not bad, just so, so, soooo frustrating. This is just one example of at least a dozen super frustrating-major-time-suck issues. And much of the reason why this poor book is taking me twice as long to write as it normally would.

I know…in the scheme of things this is minor. I’m fine, and whatever happens, we’ll manage it. I’m just ranting. And now I’ll return you to your regularly schedule blog…

Here’s our Wednesday Worthy Candidate for today (I put himn on FB last week, but I don’t *think* I posted him here.

handsome muscular man

So what do you think, is he worthy?

10 comments to “Wednesday Worthy”

  1. Viki S.
    May 14th, 2014 at 2:31 am · Link

    Insurance SUCKS! I feel awful for you and it is a major item. You need your medication. I sure hope the emergency medication is working. What have you been doing for 5 months. I hope you haven’t been in pain because of these stupid requirements.

    I have mail order too and HATE it. I swear each time they screw something up. I had to give up one of my medications in Jan. because it was no longer on the formulary. Just drives a person mad.

    Good luck with the writing :). It must be very hard cutting it back. I would probably add more ;).

    I’m not a fan of this guy.

    I hope things go well and you have a wonderful day!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    May 14th, 2014 at 7:50 am · Link

    Oh man, I’m so sorry about your insurance struggles. It’s like they sit around coming up with new hoops for people to jump through. And this whole ‘primary care physician’ crap is for the birds. Your specialist’s word isn’t good enough so they need a generalist’s authorization. That’s total BS. And so they pay for your specialist office call and then the generalist office call. How is that saving them money? Bah.

    Good luck with the book. I can’t imagine dealing with the crap you’re dealing with and still be able to get the writing done. :hugs:

    This guy… all I can think of is how cold he is. Wow.

  3. Silver James
    May 14th, 2014 at 10:08 am · Link

    Man, I feel you pain, Jen. Dealing with insurance is just crazy and it’s not gonna get any better under the current system. *sigh* Hang in there. You’ll get the book whipped into shape. I know you! :D

    As for the candidate? Heck yeah. I like him! He reminds me of a young Bruce Willis, with really yummy hair to run my fingers through. He can come to my house. *nods* ;)

  4. Kat
    May 14th, 2014 at 10:38 am · Link

    2 yes for the candidate – I am with Viki. I am a no.

    maybe it is just that I am so out of sorts. Insurance and doctors and red tape. I am so with you Jen.

    The book will come together and you will wonder why all the worry. Then you will go Oh yea that is just how I work- and you will do it all over again on the next book.
    But hey you write great stuff so don’t mess with your stress formula for success ……Right?

    Right now I am spending time re-reading the wing slayers. It is part of my comfort zone that I try to get into each night so that I can sleep. Thank fully it works. So I am not adding not sleeping on top of my stress of dealing with hubs health and then normal living with 1 Tween, 1 Teen and working.

    I may have to get some new copies to put on my shelf as I am wearing out the pages on the ones I have.

  5. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    May 15th, 2014 at 9:25 am · Link

    Viki, thanks for your concern! I’m doing pretty well so no worries. It’s a long story, I was able to get the meds until this month, and the emergency one my doctor gave me is helping.

    I see you can totally relate to the mail order crap. I’m sorry you’re struggling with this too.

    As you can see, I’m a day late answering. I’m racing against time on this book!

  6. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    May 15th, 2014 at 9:26 am · Link

    B.E., LOL on how cold the guy looks :-)

    It’s affected my writing this year, but right now I have to push on.

  7. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    May 15th, 2014 at 9:28 am · Link

    Oh Kat, that’s so lovely to hear the Wing Slayers are a comfort to you! Thank you! I’m glad they can help you sleep.

    I know you’re dealing with a lot. I hope you get some relief.

  8. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    May 15th, 2014 at 9:28 am · Link

    Silver, it’ll be a miracle if I pull this book off, but I’m trying! Thanks!

  9. Viki S.
    May 15th, 2014 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Jenn – I was worried that you may have had issues with the fires. Happy to hear it’s the book that has you occupied and not flames. Stay safe.

  10. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    May 15th, 2014 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Viki, the fires aren’t that close to me, although we get smoke. But what’s happening there (in San Diego) is awful and terrifying for those living in it.

    Even worse, it’s nine fires (I think) and most of the origins are “suspicious.” It horrifies me that anyone would do that.

    Thank you for caring!

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