I'm trying to get over the hurdles required to have a CT scan.
They did a blood draw when I met with the surgeon to check for a cancer marker. (They could have checked my kidney function at the same time, but didn't)
They want a pelvic/abdominal CT scan with high contrast dye.
(The imaging location will not perform the CT scan without a within 3 month kidney function result. The last one I had was in June.)
I had my surgeon send a fax to the only local lab I knew of but found my Insurance uses a different provider. I called them and got the correct provider in my area.
I received authorization for the CT scan in yesterdays mail but only at a location over 40 miles away. I called my insurance co and told them I wanted it at the last place I had one 5 miles away. They said my surgeon has to request it at my local location.
I am getting the blood draw this morning.
I have to wait until I hear back from the surgeon's head nurse about the CT location change.
These are things I cannot control,
but smoking, that's something I can control. YOU CAN TOO!