|Finally on the mend
||[May. 15th, 2008|06:59 am]
No severe ailments at present, which is a thankful thing. My boss is going to be away for three weeks starting this Monday, during which time I'll be acting Manager - a role I am NOT looking forward to given how unreasonable and stubborn are many of our clients.|
Now the news with my health is very positive. I visited the dental centre yesterday which is run by my health insurance company. It was no pit stop; unlike a normal dentist where they merely want to treat your immediate problem and then move on to the next customer this place performs a thorough examination to detect ANY little problem that may cost them money further ahead. Finally they got around to looking at the cracked premolar. According to them the damage is less severe than initially expected; it's a "clean break" - no decay.
They've performed no actual repairs as yet, just an inspection and cleaning. The first bit of real attention for the premolar has been scheduled for 24th June. This suits me as I wouldn't be able to take any time off during my boss' absence. After the 24th they'll discuss options including the possiblity of having the tooth crowned. So far all of this has been fully covered by my insurance. The dentist estimated that the initial repairs will cost a mere AUD$35.00 - nothing to worry about. No estimate for having a crown installed until a specialist can examine the tooth.
Meanwhile the ache in my neck has fully subsided, and I've been performing the exercises recommended by the chiropractor. Only time will tell if all this has been successful. I've claimed back on the expenses. According to the receipts I've paid AUD$310.00 (I hope I haven't misplaced one of the receipts, because I'm sure the total was AUD$380.00). In return I received AUD$114.00 so that's just over 35% back. It's better than nothing.
I still hate being human.