I’m a Rottie, Doctor…..

    A touching moment today…several actually…..
    Sitting with The Other Half in Dr. Zie’s exam room, waiting, booting up the Blue Shield site, expecting to see not activated under her policy, which is what I did see for a brief second, the screen suddenly blank, the drive kicking in……..
then to reappear……activated, expiration date 1/31/2012.
    I cannot express my feelings, lacking the words….
    Timing is everything, looking at my precious wife, then telling her…..
    Dr. Zie arrived, then he of all people mentioning this debacle, also explaining it is all over the various wings, many angry doctors, social workers and nurses, after two years, evidently we are known, how we feel about each other even more so…….what I did and what has happened, also the devastating financial ramifications.
    He spoke……
    “This happens all the time, Kent, I believe the system is designed that way, most give up, or are shoehorned into a more expensive policy.  I feel good about what you did.   This is a rare thing, congratulations on beating them at their own game.”
    “I didn’t beat them, Doctor, No way. I’m a yard lizard going up against a crocodile.  But I did make sure the cheapest way out for them was to reinstate my wife, given all legal alternatives.   My concerns in such matters are results, not rationalization, egos or explanations.  The mission is paramount.”
    “Good work, just the same…….people here are rooting for you.”
    “Doctor, people feel, corporations do not.  Are you familar with the Id, that part of the human mind knowing only desire and control, with no emotion?”
    “I am.”
    “That is how I thought, like a lizard, reptilian, not what I felt to be damn sure, my gut was a knot, put my ass on the line, totally, everything.  A month from hell.  But it was how I thought.  I’m not the brightest guy on the planet, I’m a layman, but I’m damn good with numbers, fairly good with words and my instincts are well honed by time.  The way I see it Mary got her old policy reinstated and Blue Shield got the cheapest way out.  We both win.  I’m fine with it.”
    “And I took hits, too, Doctor.  Wiped out all reserves and savings, I may or may not get some back, I’m told probably not.  I still owe Stanford money I can’t pay now.”
    “I doubt they will test you again, Kent.”
    “Easier prey out there, Doctor, by design.”
    “No doubt……”
    “Doctor…it was simply the right thing to do….fight.”
    “Well, you struck like a pit bull…again and again.”
    “I’m a Rottie, Doctor….not a pit….I’m a Rottie, as is my wife.  And I will be silently watching…..”
    I then looked at the site again to make sure of what I was seeing……it’s over.
    And now to move on……………for I am weary…..
    Thank you all for your help, it is very much needed, we couldn’t have made it without you……….we now have a fighting chance…….
   

23 comments

  1. 1
    seagoon growls and barks:

    Fantastic news! Truly fantastic.

  2. 2
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    OUTSTANDING! Don’t have any other words right now except maybe Thankful. :em93: Big Smile

  3. 3
    Lc ORWN engine builder for Rottie Racing growls and barks:

    Great news :em03:

  4. 4
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    I am so thankful that this has happened for you both.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, the dust in this room is kickin’ up something fierce …

  5. 5
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    I guess prayers do work!

  6. 6

    Praise be to Heavenly Father …. May His Angels continue to watch over you and yours

  7. 7
    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    Excellent News! :em03:

  8. 8
    Cricket growls and barks:

    YES!!!! I love the smell of humble pie in the afternoon. It smells like VICTORY!!!

  9. 9
    LC Fei Long growls and barks:

    Brought tears to my eyes, Caveman. Lord bless.

  10. 10
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    There was a great deal of negligence on their part, due diligence seriously lacking. They knew damn good and well I knew it. One seemed surprised I even mentioned it, along with pain and suffering and mental cruelty. I let that one alone to cook and boil. One individual I spoke to asked me if that made me a supporter of bambi care. I said no, if anything, it makes me even more strongly opposed, if that is possible. When asked why, my answer was simple……..”You tell me the last time any government employee gave a shit about money? Renowned for their incompetence, hiding behind rule books and procedures, only seeking to cover their asses….and just try to fire one. Mary would have been thrown to the wolves to die.”
    I’d rather deal with a corporation any day…..

  11. 11
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Nekkid happy dance.
    Ya don’t wanna see it.

  12. 12
    LC Darth Scoundrel growls and barks:

    Nekkid happy dance.
    Ya don’t wanna see it.

    Damn straight I don’t wanna see it, but I am glad to see this:

    activated, expiration date 1/31/2012

    Outstanding!

  13. 13
    LC/IB PrimEviL growls and barks:

    Wooot!! *does Snoopy happy dance*
    Glad tidings indeed, Caveman. May your fight continue to final victory!

  14. 14
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    Outstanding news!

    Way to fight the good fight! :em04:

  15. 15
    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    Way to go, Caveman and Cavechick! :em04: From the sound of things it appears that the Insurance Commission and the threat of lawyers did the trick! I hope this go around with the chemo finally sends Mary’s cancer into remission and it never comes back. Courage, my friends, and may God bless.

  16. 16
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    :em93: Splendid news! :em93:

  17. 17
    LC Panzermann growls and barks:

    Good Man :em04:

    You are always in our prayers.

  18. 18
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    bout goddamn time you cought a break

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    Delftsman3 growls and barks:

    Congratulations Kent ! I hope and pray this is only the first good news you get with a LOT more to follow it.
    Give Mary a hug from all of us.

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    LC Roguetek says:

    bout goddamn time you cought a break

    I second that….. :em04:

    Cave
    my Brudda…..just kicked in some financial aid for you and Mary through the tip jar…..sorry I’m late with this, had to straighten out some monetary issues both here and in Colorado. ’tis tax time ya’ know

    Anyways, prayer are ongoing and will continue.

    God bless you both

  21. 21
    irish19 growls and barks:

    Congratulations! Wonderful news!

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    Out frakking STANDING! Cavepeople, we continue in prayer for both help in the future and joy for what has been given now.