**I have been informed that the lawyer movie I was actually thinking of is the Rainmaker and not Erin Brockovich. I hate to disrespect a Julia Roberts so I will keep the original blog title and hang my head in shame at the incorrect movie reference**
Its been a few days since my last post due to general busy-ness and enjoying everyone being home for the first extended period of time in a while. Since we last spoke a few things have happened including Matthew's last bone marrow, my nearly murdering a women in downtown naperville, and our insurance company screwing us. I will dive into each of these a little further for your enjoyment.
First and foremost, Matthew had what is expected to be his last bone marrow biopsy EVER yesterday. He did awesome. The results of this test should be back in about a week or so. His counts are recovering nicely and he has ALOT of energy. He loves being home, spending time outside, and playing with Claire.
I took Matthew for a walk last Saturday in downtown Naperville. It was a little chilly but his head is starting to grow hair again and it very itchy. I tried to put a hat on him but he kept pulling it off. We were standing in front of Starbucks and a woman in the passenger seat of a red prius stuck her head out her window and said "put a hat on your baby". I turned around to look at her, kind of confused. She said again "put a hat on your baby", and then she drove away. I was stunned and eventually, so completely pissed off. Matthew and I spent the next 30 minutes or so walking around downtown Naperville looking for this Bit$h but could not find her. A nice dude who works at Marbles came up to me and said that he heard what she said and could not believe it. I eventually calmed down after finding solace in the fact that this woman may be lying dead in a ditch somewhere or will somehow, and very painfully, learn a lesson to keep her fing mouth shut.
Finally, I started looking through some of Matthew's open insurance claims (totalling just short of $600,000 so far) and noticed that some had been Denied due to the existence of a pre-existing condition. I won't get into the long story but when I started my own company, our insurance company changed effective on 12/1. Matthew went into the hospital on the night of 12/1, at which time we had never heard the word leukemia nor had cancer ever been discussed. He was admitted the early morning of 12/2 and was eventually diagnosed on 12/4. Humana is calling that a pre-existing condition based on the symptomps that he was showing in November. So now the appeal and presumably legal process begins. Exactly what I feel like doing right now.
Do I have a sign on my back that says "Kick Me...as hard as you can...repeatedly...in the nuts!!!"? I must.