Friday, 21 April 2006

"it's definite then?"

I've just been taking the opportunity to send a few e-mails and make some phone calls.

I rearranged my dentist appt, booked journey care for going to Naidex and rang the medical screening line for my travel insurance company. Previously I've always had to declare my CP to them and get a certificate of coverage on the grounds if something happened CP related and they knew in advance that I've CP and use a chair I would be covered but otherwise I wouldn't.

So I called and said I wanted to know if they were the right people to declare a preexisting condition to. And he started going on about all these various conditions and how it explains that in the .pdf they e-mailed me. I was like yeah but how I interpreted the .pdf was that I had to tell you about my disability to be covered, I've got cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair.

He goes:

Is it terminal?

Are you waiting to be admitted to hospital?

Are you travelling to seek medical treatment abroad?

Have you been in hospital in the last six months?

I just sat there going no, no, no, no.

Then he asks

And you've been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy have you?


"It's definite, then?"

He then said it was fine, didn't take any details like my name or policy number and rang off.

So hmmm I don't know if that's me covered (not convinced) but when he asked if it was definite that I've got CP i just wanted to go.

"Well I don't know that it's definite, definite but if it's not then I just really don't know why I've been using a wheelchair for the past 24 years!"

Yes my love, it is definite, I am more cripple than you can shake a stick at. And I'm proud of it too.


starhearts said...

HI Emma! Your phone conversation sounds like something out of a movie...hello...oh you need to tell me something...are you sure...well, uh...are you positive...oh...ok...hang up... what a strange person that was on the other end of the phone & they still have paid employment, oh dear....... sigh..... (so well written on your end I could see it in real life :)

Just thought I would let you know I am still reading happily along with your notes and hope that your positives list grows so long that you can't fit one more thing on it!!!! (great idea by the way!!!!)
As always I am inspired by your thoughts...THANKS :)

Karen said...

Good on you Emma.

valja said...

... you were amazingly patient with that person ... I would have been short with him after "is it termnal"? Still, it just sounds like he was reading those questions off of a list that he is required to recite to everyone. Anyway, you get lots and lots of points in my book for being upbeat. :)


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