Y'all, I'm trusting only in Him this morning. It's been a busy, wonderful couple of days. Yesterday, I went to see my doctor in Dallas who oversees my supplements and nutrition plan. He said that I looked fabulous, and he made some adjustments to my supplement regimen. One of the supplements tore my tummy up last night, but I'm hopeful that my body will quickly adjust.
My younger sister, Chelsey, was so sweet to go to the doctor with me. Since I've had hundreds of doctors' appointments in the past couple of years, Brian can't always go with me. We have a rotation in my family to make sure that I never have to go alone. It was her turn to babysit me. Luckily, the doctor also had some good information for her on keeping her body healthy with a smattering of bad genes. She has family history for breast cancer like you wouldn't believe.
My doctor is so good at making people realize that, while some of us do possess a plethora of genetic mutations that create a great environment for cancer growth, we do not have to sit back and wait for it to hit us. It's not inevitable. We can change our bodies' environments to protect ourselves. In the last six months or so, I've changed my tune from "early detection is the key" to "prevention is the key".
Now, back to the title of this post - "Some trust in chariots..."
This morning I got a phone call from my insurance pre-certification company. The bottom line is that they have denied my treatment. They say that it is not "medically appropriate" and that there are no studies to prove its effectiveness.
As you can imagine, one tends to come slightly unglued when a stranger in a cubicle calls to tell you that they have decided you don't need a specific treatment. I was not at my best during this conversation.
Now, we've entered an appeals process, but she didn't give me a a lot of hope that this would work either.
Y'all, at first, I was overwhelmed by this news. Even though I knew that there was a good chance that my treatment would be denied, it just made me mad!
But, I remembered something that I've been whispering constantly to myself - God's goodness is constant. There is never a situation in which God is not good. So, I can't worry about this treatment or its cost.
Without insurance, I believe this treatment will sing to the tune of over $120,000. So, we're just praying this out.
Can you join with us?
1. Thank God that He is good, and that His perfect plan continually prevails in my life and health.
2. Thank God for His supernatural financial provision for us.
3. Ask God to make His treatment plan clear and evident.
4. Ask God to make a way.
5. Praise Him because He is already doing this :)
Thank you for allowing me to spill my guts, my fears, and my worries to you.
Now, let's sit back and watch God work.