Where was I? Oh yea my poor husband who is having all kinds of mental issues was getting jerked around by the medical field.
A few days after his last appointment with the counselor he was suppose to see the PA again, however; he forgot. Happens to all of us at one time or another, right? We get busy, don’t get the reminder call. Things happen. That office decided to leave Clint a nasty message that if he missed another appointment they would be letting him go as a patient. He has been a patient of that office for over 15 years with one missed appointment and that is the treatment he gets?
About the same time I received that first bill for his services. Everyone he has seen to this point is out of our network for my insurance. The out of network deductible is $4000.00 per person. My plan year just restarted as well. That could be $8000.00 in 2016 alone. We can’t do that.
Monday morning I started calling around in the town that is in network. I found Mind Springs. He had to do an in-take to determine if he needed their help. Clint took a day off work, met with their counselors and found a place that will help him. They gave him a case worker, who called him the next day just like they said she would. If we lived in that area there are group sessions he could attend. He has an appointment with a psychiatrists for June to refine his medications, no more PA with rude office staff. YEA!
He meets with his counselor once every two weeks. She asked questions, like how are you doing? did you have a good week? any new problems? I attended one session and she asked for my input, my version of what has been going on. She gives him homework to help work on his issues.
I am so very thankful that we have found a counselor who is willing to help. We have been told this is a lifelong issues. He could possibly be on medication for the rest of his life. The counseling will take as long as it takes. Getting my husband mentally healthy is my first priority.
On a side note………………………..Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there