My Epic Journey Home

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by shroom » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:15 pm

Thanks you for sharing!
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by FightingDrag » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:03 pm

great ending!!!

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:22 pm

Coda: Remember the cameo role of my water bottle? (Steel and bent almost in half?) My genius housemate got it unbended. Filled it with water, and put it in the freezer. Since I keep it in a sling, it's okay that the bottom is rounded.
(cross reference idiom "round-heeled woman".)
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:46 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Coda: Remember the cameo role of my water bottle? (Steel and bent almost in half?) My genius housemate got it unbended. Filled it with water, and put it in the freezer. Since I keep it in a sling, it's okay that the bottom is rounded.
(cross reference idiom "round-heeled woman".)
Oh that is genius! I am so happy it got fixed, I felt awful that after you had helped me out so much you got repaid with a busted water bottle...
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by graidawg » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:20 pm

It occurs to me with the number of great stories on here someone could make a collection of them - i realise this is a do-ocracy but it is WAY beyond my skills, soemtimes it takes me half an hour to find the thing i just downloaded.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:23 am

Jax
You don't know how grateful I am to you. The whole puff of black smoke thing. The whole, having someone to help me from getting wedged in when stuff falls to the floor thing. Water bottles cost less than twenty bucks. What you gave me was worth far more than that.
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by moonrise » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:37 am

Glad you made it home and then home home in one piece jax! Your story helps the local-ish burners understand the challenges of long distance burners' trials and tribulations.

Good luck with the surgery! I've had a back surgery myself, just a thought...follow your doctors' advice, he may suggest you limit key board usage during your recovery time. Again, good luck and speedy, healthy recovery to you! From my home home ((()))s go out to you :)
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by JStep » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:50 am

Great story! Been reading this thread for days.

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:47 pm

For those that have expressed interest...I have had my pre-op tests and received medical clearance. I have surgery to fuse three of my cervical vertebrae on 10/17/11, next Monday at 730am at Reston Hospital. I will hopefully be home by the next day and recovered fully in two weeks. I'll keep you all posted. Thank you so much for all the well wishes!
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:50 pm

Do you want cards and flowers?
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:17 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Do you want cards and flowers?

Not especially :) I feel like that is a waste of trees and flowers. The well wishes I have received here and on facebook mean much more. Though if someone wants to do something more I will certainly be grateful and gracious.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by MOOP_Czar » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:07 am

Jax Dee wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Do you want cards and flowers?

Not especially :) I feel like that is a waste of trees and flowers. The well wishes I have received here and on facebook mean much more. Though if someone wants to do something more I will certainly be grateful and gracious.
How about a get well stripper?
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by ygmir » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:28 am

MOOP_Czar wrote:
Jax Dee wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Do you want cards and flowers?

Not especially :) I feel like that is a waste of trees and flowers. The well wishes I have received here and on facebook mean much more. Though if someone wants to do something more I will certainly be grateful and gracious.
How about a get well stripper?

see, see......right there!!!

That is forward, out of the box thinking..............I applaud you!!
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by MOOP_Czar » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:11 am

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:16 pm

My insurance denied my surgery. I get to call them at 6am and find out what their reasoning is beyond "we don't want to pay for it".
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by MOOP_Czar » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:20 pm

Jax Dee wrote:My insurance denied my surgery. I get to call them at 6am and find out what their reasoning is beyond "we don't want to pay for it".
What the fuck!?!? Who is your insurance company? Unfuckingbelieveable!!!!
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Sham » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:34 pm

There are logical ways to dispute a ruling like that. There are insurance commissions and arbitration that will allow you to appeal. Also, you can start by speaking to your doctor and they can fight this for you as well. You might also consult a lawyer to see what other suggestions that they have.
I think that insurance companies start by saying "no" in hopes that you will go away. Fight those bastards!

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by burner von braun » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:30 pm

Thanks for sharing your story JD, you sure brought a lot of fine folks together to have a good time!

I really hope this insurance thing works out, best wishes to you!

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:56 pm

Shambala wrote: I think that insurance companies start by saying "no" in hopes that you will go away. Fight those bastards!
Indeed.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Drawingablank » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:56 am

I loved your story. Now give those insurance companies hell so it can eventually reach a super happy ending.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Rabbette » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:01 am

Story was great! I had debated on writing the journey of my sweetheart and I from VA. We also drove. Whew. However your drive beats the hell out of ours as far as excitement.

I send you lots of gentle hugs (dont want to squeeze to hard b4 you have surgery)

And wtf is this about ins. Not paying? WhyTF even have ins. if they don't pay for medical assistance.... sounds like they need to have a foot inserted into their rear end, twisted and broke off and then told oh I'm sorry we can't help pay to have that removed. See how they feel.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:43 pm

I am confident we will get the surgery approved in the appeals process. They just need more info I think. Also they need someone who is not a monkey to review my file. They made quite a few mistakes. Surgery has currently been postponed until 10/31/11.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:59 pm

Portentous date...
Do you need someone to visit at the hospital? or during recovery?
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by ygmir » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:02 pm

it's a great date, if your Pagan (Nordic Pagan, in my case)........and, with the veil at it's thinnest, "the ancestors" may well be able to aid in your process..........
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Bin Noddin » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:06 pm

Good luck, Jax. Don't let the insurance co. weasel out of it.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:12 pm

ygmir wrote:it's a great date, if your Pagan (Nordic Pagan, in my case)........and, with the veil at it's thinnest, "the ancestors" may well be able to aid in your process..........
Just so you know, ygmir:
Fishy's Wonderful Niece wrote:It's Mitten Day! The official day (according to my Norwegian knitting book) to get out your mittens from summer storage and celebrate the changing of the season. I am fairly certain this means I need to start planning a new pair of mittens, and also bake a cake.
That's for October 14, not 31.
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by MOOP_Czar » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:28 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Portentous date...
Do you need someone to visit at the hospital? or during recovery?
Or more importantly:

(In best mob thug accent you can imagine)
You want I should visit those insurance pukes? I know we can get few friends, go down there, and "talk" to them.. Forget about it!"
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:26 pm

Oh you guys make me laugh and are so good at cheering me up! I am feeling positive about the appeal. I don't NEED visitors but they are always nice. I may be doped up and asleep most the time though :) Thank you for the well wishes and threats.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by FIGJAM » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:24 am

Jax maybe this will help.

3 seperate times companys have tried to deny my legitimate insurance claims.

I called the company and ask for a supervisor (the first person that answers can only say no to your claim).

Tell the superviser that your next call will be to your states insurance commision to file a complaint if they don't pay this claim toot sweet.

This has worked every time as too many complaints with the commision can cancel the companys right to sell insurance in your state.

Hope this helps. 8)
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:29 am

FIGJAM wrote:Jax maybe this will help.

3 seperate times companys have tried to deny my legitimate insurance claims.

I called the company and ask for a supervisor (the first person that answers can only say no to your claim).

Tell the superviser that your next call will be to your states insurance commision to file a complaint if they don't pay this claim toot sweet.

This has worked every time as too many complaints with the commision can cancel the companys right to sell insurance in your state.

Hope this helps. 8)
Thank you for the info!
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