Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment - Day Fifteen

**This post was transferred from the now defunct "The Long Ease" blog.**

Treatment Day: 15

They had pre-warned me that the regular Monday/Tuesday doctor was on vacation, and that the doctor filling in was the one who doesn't bother to show up til 9.

I arrived at 8:45.  No sign of him.  They told me to hang out in the waiting room and finish my coffee and to head back around 8:55.  At 9:00am, the nurse paged the doctor to see where he was.  At 9:05, he called to say he'd be there in 15 minutes.  25 minutes later, he showed up.

I get my Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) emailed to me from my insurance company as they become available.  So far, I have not yet received anything for the actual oxygen chamber treatments, but I've gotten several for the doctors' fees for just BEING THERE.  Mind you, I have not ONCE seen or been seen by any of these guys.  And yet they are billing my insurance company between $150 and $400 a DAY just to show up late and sit in the hallway doing nothing.  Disgusting.  And with how late this dude was today, I didn't get to work til 12:30pm on a day I should have been able to get there by 11am.  Grrr.


Despite this annoyance, I had a nice treatment today.  I felt good and really tried to focus on sending my healing areas good thoughts.  No new news to report otherwise.

For the first time today, too, I saw a marathon of an HGTV show I'd already seen before: Property Virgins.  It's pretty terrible.  I mean, I am not in love with ANY of these shows, but this one is really kind of a dud.  Although I did enjoy watching a narcissistic Asian named CROMWELL who was obsessed with his own (bad) hairdo lose out on the house he wanted because he waited too long to make an offer.  That was ok.  I looked on the HGTV website and it looks like tomorrow's marathon is of a show I haven't seen yet called "Elbow Room".  So that's something to look forward to, I guess.

Not much else to report today, and I'm ready to go to sleep.  And to sleep THROUGH THE NIGHT like I've been magically doing lately.

See you tomorrow.
Xxo, Phoebe Marie


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