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Unread 01-09-2007, 08:40 PM
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I have had enough of my symptoms, found a new gyno who treats me human, thankfully. Tentatively have surgery for Feb. 14th. Well, when it rains it pours! The pipes in my basement went bad, the bf is not supportive and seems to be ending the relationship, the boss quit and I have been exposed to strep throat by my son and darling bf. On top of that, the insurance company was misinformed about my surgery and denied the coverage....all of this in one week! Well, I am going to fight back. The insurance company picked the wrong girl to pick on, and the pipes will get fixed come heck or high water (wait, forget the high water thank you), and the boss and the bf can go jump in a lake. Geez, I have enough to deal with and I know this site has been helpful in the past for me. Sure glad you all are here. I will be getting nervous as the date draws closer for the surgery, but I cant get sick or they will cancel. I have held off the surgery for the last 2 to3 years, and I am not going do it again. My health is too important! I have to prove to the insurance company that a procedure that I want is medically necessary. I want a penniculectomy done at the same time of my hysterectomy. Well, the insurance company was misinformed, and thought I had a gastric bypass and they wont cover the penniculectomy cuz it would be considered cosmetic. Right, if that was the case I would have found me a rich man and went really extreme makeover, LOL. Anyway, medically necessary for all...the hysterectomy and penniculectomy. I want my life back. Sorry for carrying on, havent been on here in a while and just needed to catch my breath and remember that I am not alone. I want my life back and am determined to do it. Question, is there any natural remedies to boost my immune system? Doc says its low and I need help.
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Unread 01-09-2007, 09:01 PM
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Well, I can tell you to continue takeing a muti vitamin as you probably already do. Also, Talk to your doc. My OBGYN put me on an antibiotice before surgury so that I would not get sick. Check with yours. Especally becasue you have been exposed to strep. I am now 5 weeks out and got a green light today with very few restrictions.
Unread 01-09-2007, 09:46 PM
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Only thing I did was take Acidophilus vitamin supplements to make up for the strong antibiotics killing off the good yeast in my stomach along with every other critter that ever thought about attaching itself to my body.

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Unread 01-10-2007, 08:29 AM
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Thanks for the replies so far....I did talk my gyno and he will not give me antibiotics to ward off illness. My primary would be in charge of that, and she wont do it either. I have to get tested for strep first, but anything between now and the surgery, well, I just pray I dont get sick, cuz the gyno said he will cancel surgery. My immune system is too shot. Well, vitamins....I was a devout vitamin taker until I had to start taking thyroid pills a year ago, and found out the hard way that I cant take vitamins while taking a thyroid. Have tried, but had to give up my B-vitamins especially, then followed by Vit C and E and gingko and vit. D. What I am able to take without too much problem is a calcium/magnesium/vit d combo at nite with a low dose of zinc. I have tried the vitamin route, and it just backfires with these thyroid pils, ugh! Why didnt they tell me first? I have been sick seven times in one year, needing antiobiotics four times, but mostly viral junk that has to "work" its way out of my system. I will be so glad when this nightmare is over. Too much stress in my life and not enough peace. Maybe I can divorce my job and bf and find me a kind rich man, LOL. Oh well, I do try to keep my sense of humor. Only the body doesnt seem to have one. Does anyone know of other boosters for the immune system?
Unread 01-10-2007, 11:49 AM
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Attagirl, BlossominNY, keep your sense of humor and you will make it thru this and a little anger is sometimes good too. Have you considered buying lottery tickets ? Just trying to keep you smiling.

Insurance company are famous for dening claims because the coding wasn't right. Ask your Dr's office to resubmit with correct coding.
Unread 01-10-2007, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BlossominNY
Does anyone know of other boosters for the immune system?
What about echinacea tea and other sorts?

Unread 01-10-2007, 12:32 PM
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Count me in as another one who was fighting with her insurance company. As of Sept 30 they put a third lead line in there computer, two said I was covered as of oct 05; the third line said I was terminated on Sept 30, 2006. I went on sick leave Oct. 04, 2006 had blood tests, a D&C, a coloscopy test, ultrasounds, CT scans, xrays and the hysterectomy all while fighting the insurance company. Beleive me from what the Dr.s offices and labs tell me they are very used to rebilling and such.
Unread 01-10-2007, 02:21 PM
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Good luck with your insurance company Blossom. We ha ve similar stuff here; I have private health insurance with a big company (in UK health insurance is not mandatory tho' as we have the National Health Service which is free - but let's not go there) and they will definitely shortfall my procedure with my specialist of choice. They always try to get out of paying up and there has been some confusion with codes too.

Immunity - I have been on levothyroxine for underactive thyroid for fifteen years but am OK with multivitamins (not that they stop me catching stuff). I have taken echinacea before, and am now taking pelargonium which is supposed to very good for respiratory illnesses and is kind of like the 'new' echinacea over here. Also some time ago I read about an American product called the Phyllis Balch Formula which was recommended in a health article by a health journalist who said it was very good for the immune system before surgery. I must look for the cutting. It was a bit expensive though.

Have also seen somewhere that sugar is bad for the immune system (she said, having eaten a load of crap today and have now got a sore throat and my glands are up) also too much caffeine and alcohol. And I must get the probiotic; my chiropractor always says to take this with antibiotics.
Unread 01-10-2007, 02:21 PM
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BlossominNy, Be careful with taking vitamins, echinacea ect. as these can be fatal to you in the OR..check with your Dr before taking any OTC "health"aides, they can thin your blood...Maybe try to eat a healthy well balanced diet to boost your immune system. Good luck to you! Are you having your surgery at Albany Med.?

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