My husband and I lost our health insurance on May 7th when I hit the 26 week mark of disability. My employer had been paying it up to a point then stopped. But, we didn't find out until 2 weeks ago when we got the notice that it had been discontinued....along with a bill for $3200.00. Oh, that was an ugly day! We've signed up for new, cheaper insurance but it won't become effective until July 1st. I had had an appointment with my PCP for yesterday and another one next week with the wonderful nurse practitioner at my rheumy's office. I rescheduled the one with my PCP for July 1st and the one with the NP for July 6th. But, I needed another RX for my Percocet. If I had been able to keep yesterday's appointment, I could have asked for it then. So, I called and the doc wrote me another RX that we picked up today. I had written a letter to the NP explaining our "situation" and also giving her the "heads-up" on how I've been feeling since our last appointment (not much better despite med changes). I also asked her about the possibility of my having Parathyroid Disease as Lincamp had mentioned to me on another thread I had started. I printed out a list of symptoms that were on the site Lincamp had directed me to. I have 15 of the 17 sx. listed. I also gave my NP the site where I found the information. ANYWAY.........(lordy, lordy......I DO go on, don't I?!!) today I got a return letter from her. She mentioned how sorry she was about our insurance issue, THEN......she told me not to worry about the insurance, she wouldn't charge me for visits! Say what?!!! I was floored. I knew there was a reason I just love her to pieces, besides the fact that she really, really cares. She is the only medical professional who has ever said to me, "We'll get to the bottom of this, no matter how long it takes." She also said that Parathyroid Disease is very possible with me. So, she sent me a lab slip so that I can have labs done - AFTER the new insurance kicks in and BEFORE my next appointment with her. And, ya know........I've been feeling really, really down and sorry for myself lately. For some weird reason I woke up during the night and couldn't get back to sleep. That hardly ever happens. Anyway, I had a couple of hours to think about "stuff" and decided I wasn't going to be a victim anymore. When I woke up this morning I was in a good mood and didn't have as much pain as I usually do in the mornings. It lasted for the whole day. Had a nice lunch with my mom, ran errands with DH, had some good conversations with DH, then came home and opened the mail. And... voila!!.....the letter from my NP. I'm sorry that this is such a novel, but I just wanted to share some good news for once!