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Forum: Insurance Hell 08-28-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,620
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Cathyjp, I haven't been checking in here as...

Cathyjp,
I haven't been checking in here as regularly, as my husband is back to living life again. However, we are still very much in the process of fighting for reimbursement from HealthNet on his...
Forum: The Big File 08-06-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,002
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Does anyone know the approximate cost of a...

Does anyone know the approximate cost of a two-level lumbar fusion in the US? I'm finalizing my first level appeal and I'd like to use that piece of information in my cost analysis section. Thanks!...
Forum: Insurance Hell 06-03-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,540
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
I'm wondering if anyone knows... is there a time...

I'm wondering if anyone knows... is there a time limit on how long insurance companies can consider a newly approved device to be "experimental?"

(I feel like I should already know the answer to...
Forum: The Big File 05-15-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,419
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Thanks Chuck! 11 weeks post-op from a 2-level...

Thanks Chuck! 11 weeks post-op from a 2-level lumbar surgery, my husband felt great on Mother's Day and let me sleep in for the first time in a year and a half! He woke up early and did the entire...
Forum: The Big File 02-23-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Thanks Sharon! It's always helpful to hear from...

Thanks Sharon! It's always helpful to hear from others who had similar experiences. I'll be curious to see what he ends up leaving the hospital with!
Right now they're just hoping his bowels...
Forum: The Big File 02-23-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
I have a sketchy internet connection so I have to...

I have a sketchy internet connection so I have to be brief. In a nutshell:
Dean's surgery was well, no complications.
Getting control of his pain level was a nightmare last night. Back pain and...
Forum: The Big File 02-22-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Thank you so much everyone! Dean is out of the...

Thank you so much everyone! Dean is out of the OR and it went just fine! No fusions, no complications, etc. http://adrsupport.org/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I'll get to see him...
Forum: The Big File 02-22-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Dean's in the OR!! It's really happening!! ...

Dean's in the OR!! It's really happening!!

I'll be sitting here with free coffee and pastries for hours... I'll be nice and fat and caffienated what he's out!

...
Forum: The Big File 02-22-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Guess it's a good sign that Dean's been walking...

Guess it's a good sign that Dean's been walking around the house singing at the top of his lungs for the past two hours! Haven't heard that kind of joy out of him in a looooong time! And it's a...
Forum: The Big File 02-21-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
We have to be at Yale at 11:00am tomorrow for...

We have to be at Yale at 11:00am tomorrow for surgery after 12:00pm!

I can't believe it's finally
DEAN'S TURN!!!!
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Forum: The Big File 02-20-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
We'll meet you there! ...

We'll meet you there!
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-Kim & Dean
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-20-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,930
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
HEALTHNET may soon pay for Prodisc adr! We were...

HEALTHNET may soon pay for Prodisc adr! We were denied by HealthNet today for my husband's two level ADR; however, when HealthNet contacted Dr. Yue's office to inform them of the denial, HealthNet...
Forum: The Big File 02-20-2007, 03:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Thanks for the well wishes, Andrea. Your point...

Thanks for the well wishes, Andrea. Your point about getting you life back is what's getting Dean through his days, this week. All of you out there with this level of pain will sympathize with...
Forum: The Big File 02-19-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Thanks Chuck! Dean and I are thinking of Bailey...

Thanks Chuck!
Dean and I are thinking of Bailey today and his surgery, and Sean is in our thoughts for his big day Wednesday! Dean and I have a LOT on our plate right now but I'm doing very well...
Forum: The Big File 02-19-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
I went to Yale and paid for Dean's surgery today....

I went to Yale and paid for Dean's surgery today. While I was there I got some encouraging news that might interest some of you. Today we were denied by HealthNet; HOWEVER, Dr. Yue's secretary was...
Forum: The Big File 02-19-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
We've been informed that Yale has changed Gary's...

We've been informed that Yale has changed Gary's diagnosis from flesh eating disease to a massive bacterial infection and Toxic Shock Syndrome. It's NOT a contagious situation. It's still critical...
Forum: The Big File 02-18-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Everyone, Thank you from the bottom of my heart...

Everyone,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your replies. I've spoken with the on-call doctors for our pediatrician and for Dean's surgeon, Dr. Yue. Sean, thank you for the quick research....
Forum: The Big File 02-18-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
I have bad news. They've determined what our...

I have bad news. They've determined what our brother-in-law has, and it's the rare flesh eating disease. They have to move him to surgery to remove a mass in his chest, but moving him down to...
Forum: The Big File 02-18-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Dave and Justin, thank you so much for your...

Dave and Justin, thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. It really does help and we appreciate it. -Kim
Forum: The Big File 02-18-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Update: I was told this morning that they don't...

Update: I was told this morning that they don't know if it's a virus now or an infection. They're filtering his blood and that seems to be helping a little. He's still on life support though.

As...
Forum: The Big File 02-18-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Dean's surgery is Thurs. and we got terrible news...

Dean's surgery is Thurs. and we got terrible news today. Dean's sister's husband, who lives on our street, contracted a virus that may take his life within the next 24-48 hours. His name is Gary...
Forum: The Big File 02-09-2007, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,973
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
David8121- My husband and I are wishing you...

David8121-
My husband and I are wishing you well in your recovery and in your journey home, as well! I hope things went as smooth as possible and we all look forward to hearing from you later on...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-05-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,840
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Good luck to you, too, Sean!! And yes, this...

Good luck to you, too, Sean!! And yes, this weather is killing Dean, too. He's in bad pain right now, he's scared about having the surgery and down about having to pay so much for it. ...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-04-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,840
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Just had to give myself a little pat on the...

Just had to give myself a little pat on the back... I just finished a 150 page file to submit to our insurance company for my husband's 2/22/07 two-level surgery....
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-01-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,620
Posted By Kim_Dean\'sWife
Bailey, Thanks for agreeing to send me your...

Bailey,
Thanks for agreeing to send me your letter! It's so kind of you. We see that you will be in good hands with your surgery. 2/19 will be here in no time. (You will be checking out of the...
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