Thursday, July 16, 2009

Denied

Yes sir I've been denied the new upgraded, smaller, more compact VEST. Grr I'm annoyed that I have to keep using the gigantic beast of a vest. I'm grateful to have one, yes, however I see tons of my FB friends who have the newer model and how great it is. I would love to be able to take it with us for when we travel, but I can't at all. This thing is like 100 pounds! So my CF nurse called me and said I could request an appeal. Basically I just have to say something like I'm a "travel nurse" and it's necessary. I don't get it though, they VEST company sent me new tubing and a new vest, just not the compressor. So here I've been this whole time thinking the compressor will be here any day now, and DENIED! So who knows what I'll do. I feel like an appeal is going to be a big pain in the butt. However my vest is over 10 years old, and how come others aren't denied even if theirs aren't broken!? Apparently that's the only way to get a new one, maybe I'll break the thing (kidding).

Last night we had our annual work cookout at one of our doctors house. It was a nice time overall. I was a bit frustrated with a situation, but trying not to be. Why is it that you can't just be a nice person without people taking it the wrong way. Yes I know I'm too nice, a push-over, can't be mean to people, can't stand the thought of hurting feelings, and try to "save" everyone. I just don't understand....

The deck is coming along nicely, Scott is working so hard on it and it looks great! I've been super sleep deprived all week and it's definitely catching up to me now. I've not let myself read "Breaking Dawn" with the help of Scott hiding my book, that way I get sleep :) The foot is feeling so much better in the shoe, and I can bend my toes now! YAY!

5 comments:

The Browns said...

Aww I am so sorry you are having so much trouble with the vest. Are you trying to go thru hillrom or respitech?

chhunt said...

I have the big, huge, heavey VEST too. I hate it because I have to have my husband move it around for me!

Kristen said...

I have the giant vest and would love a new one too! Nothing like having to lug around 100 lbs when you feel like complete crap!

Jess said...

Funny we all seem to have the big boy beastly vest ;) I think I'm going through hillrom. I don't even know If I'll bother with an appeal. Though it would make things so much easier having the smaller one.

The Browns said...

Have you tried respirtech? My first small vest came from hillrom about ummmm maybe 9 years ago. About 2 years ago I got the new vest from respirtech, give them a try if hillrom keeps denying.