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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

whoa not fun, (un)flex accounts

forgive me father for i have sinned
i didnt brush my teeth like i should when i was growing up
i never flossed my teeth until i was an adult
i never went to the dentist unless my teeth hurt or was injured
we were too poor to afford dental care
i never drank fluoridated water as a child
i love candy
i love candy
i love candy

i now pay the price of my sins
but will do better

thought of that yesterday as the dentist was i swear was standing
on the dental chair with both hands in my mouth with sweat pouring
off his forehead
he was also using these big old instruments that i couldnt see well as i
took off my glasses cause i didnt want to watch any more
just know my head was moving up and down and he was mumbling
words i cant publish in this blog or ill start getting hits from weird sites

so this is what went on last time when i was totally knocked out when
he chiselled and chipped and whatever else he did to remove my
wisdom teeth
glad i was asleep then and wish i had been yesterday

felt ok afterwards until that novacaine stuff wore off
oh **** that sure hurts
thank you vicodin and that merlot and that ice bag
that sure makes it feel much better

hope today is better
will pray each day to the dental god
and will promise to do better

do you have an (un)flex account
you know they take your money tax free and put it into their
accounts then as you need it for medical expenses not covered
by insurance you can get reimbursed
its suppose to work that way
they seem to try to make it hard sometimes to get your money

have had a several months long battle with them
they have a thousand dollars of mine they want to keep
so they wait until just before the dead line to deny my claim
so need to find a thousand dollars worth of claims to submit
wonder if they try to screw everybody this way

here is what happened
in march i had special diagnostic labs done for my genotype for
the apoe 4 gene for alzheimers
i used my (un)flex card to pay for it
as my insurance would not pay for it
the (un)flex card paid for it and was ok with the receipt i sent in

in may i had more special diagnostic labs done for beta amyloid and
tau protein
which was not covered by insurance
i used my (un)flex card again (was at the same lab as before) and
submitted the same receipt
nope not good enough
need a eob from the insurance company showing they denied payment
didnt bill insurance as they specifically say on their website they wont
pay for this test or the last one
they continuously refused to reimburse me the thousand dollars
with the final decision just a few days before the dead line

how do i come up with that amount of money in medical charges in
a few days
i was afraid the (un)flex account people had won
wonder if they waited that late to do a final denial on purpose
so they could keep my thousand dollars

well i am retired and have extra time on my hands
i started looking for deductions i could claim
there it was on their website
medical travel
you can claim mileage for medical visits to also include trips to the
pharmacy and xray
we do live in the country and have to drive 50+ miles to get our
thats 50 x $0.23 per mile deduction = $10.15
thats 104 x $0.23 to the dentist = $23.92
thats 412 x $0.23 to the neurologist = $94.76
(4 trips last year to the neurologist)
(we had multiple pharmacy and medical and radiological visits last year)

when all added up it was equal over $1000

so i won eventually
they even had to send me a check for $12.95 that they owed me also
those (un)flex account folks tried to win
but i won instead

now ill just take that one thousand they refused to reimburse me and
just write it off on taxes

won twice didnt i
feels good to beat them at their own game

now wonder if i can win this year

the organicgreen doctor

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