Kind of expected this.....Medical Mutual Of Ohio Denied my MRI to see if I have a stress fracture. Now, their solution was Physical Therapy. Of course that is just stupid as far as a stress fracture goes, and since I used my 10 allotted sessions of PT for 2012 on my knee, I would have to pay for that, so it was a pretty good try at getting out of paying anything now that my deductibles and copays for the year are met. My doctor thought it was a pretty funny treatment protocol for a stress fracture also. He has to call the insurance company and try a peer to peer review process to try and get them to see the humor in that, but failing that, I will need to appeal. I always find it funny when those Tea tards get all worked up about keeping peoples hands off their health care and how important it is to be able to see the doctors they want.....what they always fail to realize is that it doesn't much matter what doctor you see, the insurance companies decide what you course of treatment will be and what medicines you can take, and this is based primarily on cost versus what would be in your best health interests. When they are trying to enroll you they send all this flashy paperwork showing how much they give a shit about you and all the good stuff they are gonna do for you, but it just doesn't really ever end up that way if you have to actually use the medical industrial complex. So, I will see what comes next, and then if necessary, appeal the decision. Of course that takes at least ninety days, and what do you bet in this case it will get approved in 2013 when there are brand new deductibles and copays!
2 Mi 10:08 5:04 Pace 91' 5K 17:45 5:44 Pace 90' 4 Mi 23:20 5:52 Pace 90' 5 Mi 29:56 5:59 Pace 89' 10K 37:54 6:07 Pace 91' 15K 1:00:30 6:30 Pace 91' 1/2M 1:27:30 6:41 Pace 93' M 3:10:58 7:17 Pace 50Mi 8:22:50 10:03 Pace 94'
Just completed 40 years of running and racing distances from 1500 meters to 50 miles. After 4 back surgeries, surgeries to both feet, having my knee and ankle broken after being hit by a truck, and having had meniscus surgery in 2011, I have limited my competitive running to races I can complete in an hour or less. I think I have used up all 9 of my running lives, so I am hoping to stay injury free for a few more years! My goal now is to try and run 4 days a week with two days of quality work, and to supplement that with three days a week of weights and bike intervals at the gym. The Combination of Year/Kilometers (40 plus years and over 110,000 kilometers) have enjoyed their full effect on me orthopaedically.