Susie’s Healthcare Odyssey

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I am back at the gym! The cast is off, and even though I am wearing a big boot on my right foot and  still walking with crutches, I can do things like sit ups, pushups and lifting weights.  It feels wonderful to stretch and move again and I can I see my progress . …

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We asked you to help me pick the color of my new cast and the results are in…

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The bills are coming in. I spent one hour and fourteen minutes on the phone with Blue Cross Blue Shield the other morning.  It took that long for the BCBS representative to review the bills related to my foot surgery and to explain who’s paying what. We talked about “in network deductibles”, “in network out of …

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As many of you may know from reading Susie’s blog, she is on medical leave to recover from her recent surgery. Susie’s right foot was operated on to correct the alignment, arch and to repair her tendons. Because of the surgery, Susie has had to retire her collection of heels, but she still has a …

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I have been training for a marathon. No, not the road race. I have been prepping for the medical recovery marathon after surgery on my right foot. And now one week since the surgery, I am so glad I went through that rigorous program of exercises. Back in February I was feeling a bit discouraged …

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I am home from the hospital now. It’s really wonderful to be in a more serene environment for recovery. I am so happy to be finished with the chaos and hustle bustle of dealing with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff. But now the hard part begins. No, I’m not talking about the healing and …

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Mission accomplished! The surgery on my right foot was a success. The operation came on the 45th anniversary (just a day after) Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon. So I felt confident that the universe was with me as I was taking my own giant step. I am getting excellent medical care. From the …

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It’s going to be a long time—a very long time—before I get to wear my Jimmy Choo high heels again. On Monday I will have surgery on my right foot to correct the alignment and arch and to do a tendon repair. During the next few weeks I will be a patient, but also a …