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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Traffic and Insurance-BLAH!

So, I've been going to a Chiropractor since I was like 18 because I have such a messed up back. I had surgery for a herniated disc (L5/S1 Lumbar) back in June of 2002, I was 20 years old, WAY too young for back surgery. Ever since then I've been going to the Chiropractor religiously because my upper back has gotten worse.

I lost my insurance in May because I lost my job in NY so when we moved here we didn't have insurance right away. I had to wait 3 months before going to the Chiro again and let me tell you, my back was PISSED at me. It was getting worse and I couldn't handle it. My right hip even started hurting. I was scared as to what was happening and what my future would bring esp. once I got pregnant. I could just see being 7 months pregnant no longer being able to walk. Not really my cup of tea.

So, August 1st, my husband's insurance kicked in. YAY! (His was a lot cheaper than mine and I mean A LOT plus my work insurance doesn't cover Chiropractors. WTF?) So, I got a recommendation for a Chiropractor in North Phoenix, which is only about 20 miles from here. I thought, hey, that can't be too bad so I started going once a week since the beginning of August. BAD idea!!! The only time I can go is after work so either there's not traffic on my way there and a shitload on the way back or vice versa and the traffic here isn't your typical traffic. Think of 600,000 people all on the damn highway at once. That's what it feels like. The highways are 4-5 lanes wide here and even then it's stopped traffic for MILES!!! Therefore, I'm changing Chiropractors. I can't take 2 hours out of my day for something that should take maybe an hour with driving. I found one that's covered by my insurance that's only a few miles away and NO highway is needed to get there! WOOHOO! So, I will go to my last appt. at my current Chiro next Friday then I will switch. Plus, I think the one I'm at now is a little too expensive. Charging $25 for using one of their heating pads...are you serious?!?!

And now onto
I really want to give birth, to my future children, in a birthing center. I thought I would have NO problem finding those here in Arizona. Well, I thought wrong. They don't exist. There use to be 1 but they don't do it anymore. I don't feel comfortable giving birth at home so now I have to resort to doing it in a hospital which I would have rather given my right leg than do that but I have no choice now. :-(

But one of my fellow nesties just told me about a Midwife that she goes to that works at a regular OB's office so I wouldn't have to see both an OB and a Midwife, I could just see the Midwife. Cheers to that! lol AND they are part of my insurance network!!!!!!!! Another Cheers! My nestie friend also has a friend who is a Doula who's just beginning so that's great too because I don't think my husband is going to be too much of a help with calming me down. haha

Some of you may think I'm a nut for thinking about this stuff already and I'm not even pregnant but I'm the type that likes to have things planned so this makes me feel SO much better especially since we'll be starting in a few months.

1 comment:

  1. That's great you found a midwife and a doula. I really wanted a birthing center too, but here in GA it's against the law for the nurse-midwives to deliver outside a hospital. So boo on that one. Maybe one will pop up between now and when I get pregnant, lol