Good news, bad news?

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So, I’ll start with the not exciting news.

I got a call from my rheumatologist. Based on my symptoms and recent lab work, she believes I might have rheumatoid arthritis. I need to go in for some x-rays to know for sure. If I don’t have it now, I’m at high risk to develop it, she says.

This is kind of scary.

Now for the exciting news!
I got a call from my case worker for my insurance and learned that the company they go through for behavioral health has changed. I called them, and they said I should have the eating disorder center resubmit a request for treatment and that I might have a good shot at getting covered for more time.

I should know something sometime next week. Please pray and hope with me. While I decided that I can’t do the recovery thing right now, that’s because I can’t do just outpatient right now. It’s simply not a high enough level of care. Especially coming from the IOP and having that cut short. But if I can get approved for more time, or (I’m afraid to even hope for this) PHP, I really believe I can make some progress.

So, there’s my news. I’ll know more about both in the upcoming weeks and I’ll keep you informed.

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  1. So exciting! Not the arthritis part, of course. PHP was super, super helpful. I’m not ‘fixed’, but I learned a lot, and I KNOW you could benefit from that setting! I hope this works out for you. ā¤ Hugs.

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    • Thank you! I’m both excited and terrified. Mostly scared of hoping and then not getting approval. But I really believe that PHP could help me and also provide me with the level of support I need right now.

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      • The waiting around part is the worst, I feel ya. I tend to assume that things are going to suck, and then when they go right, it’s a pleasant surprise! A pretty backwards form of optimism, but it works for me. šŸ™‚

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